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  • Netanyahu slips, Reveals reason for Opposition to Iran Deal
    • I, too am upset that all we hear are folks saying 'no to the framework, or it's a bad deal.' Our media has again fallen very short on providing an unbiased coverage....where are the media reporters in UK, Germany, France, etc meeting with the framework negotiators in those countries asking for their comments. After all, they too approved of the framework.
      Mr Cole, I heard that on the senate sanctions agreement passed few years ago, the legislation gave president the final say on lifting the sanctions.

      If this is the case, wonder why Obama is allowing senate so much room to create havoc.

  • Do GOP Frontrunners have an Iran policy besides Sanctions and Bombs?
    • I agree with Mr Cole. GOP has nothing but hate, lies and misinformation that gets spewed out 24/7 by this right wing media (to include FOX).

      I heard this morning that Obama does not have to come to congress to get an OK to sign deal in June. It's an agreement among countries not a treaty. Even coming back to senate to lift sanctions was not in the sanctions legislation which gave President authority to lift them.

      What the GOP is doing is trying to insert themselves into the game that they gave away when they voted for it. They thought Obama/Kerry would not get a deal.

      Now they are up in arms claiming outrageous things against Iran, against Obama. USA media could put an end to GOP bickering by exposing the facts of the sanctions legislation. But this media can't carry water for GOP and expose their tactics too. Forget DC Dems who media allows to be on their shows are enabling the GOP and look silly trying to go along with them.

      Didn't Reagan talk with USSR and then the wall came tumbling down, didn't Nixon talk with China and now China is one of our larger debt holders, and so on.
      Dems have a lot of factual historical talking points on what GOP presidents did to move forward....where were these angry, whiny GOP politicians then.

      Thanks, Mr Cole. I come to you for real deal on what's going on in Middle East.

  • Netanyahu on Iran Deal: threatens ‘survival of Israel’, ‘horrific war’
    • I printed and read the 4 page framework document to see for myself what it was/is. I did this cause our media, political almost never discuss the policy so that people can understand what the debate/discussion is all about.

      Case in point, last night on MSNBC Chris Matthews said he didn't want to discuss the framework, but wanted to discuss the GOP opposition to it. And what the opposition was against was not in the agreement....they were opposing nonexistent things and making a whole lot of noise. Media picks up and runs with GOP noise making and what's in the policy never gets debate.

    • Gary Page, I remember that Iran was helping USA in Afghanistan in late 2001, but Bush43 decided to include Iran in their 'axis of evil' tripod...Iraq, Iran, N.Korea. Iran got pissed, went home and starting their bomb building process knowing that our crazies would do same to them as they were doing to Iraq.

      I remember this. I had just retired early 2001, and watched news a lot. When 9/11 happened I heard and saw the movement heading for Iraq with a stop off in Afghanistan. I heard the scary words that we could have a 'mushroom cloud' going off if we did not go to Iraq, and take out Saddam. It's the same words BiBi and GOP are using now.

  • Old GOP Realist James Baker's hard Ride among Neocons
    • Regarding James Baker, it was during the time when BiBi gave speech in congress that I read where Baker then as Secretary of State had similar problems with Israel and withdrew some support of what Israel wanted to do. James Baker stood tall at that time just like Obama is doing now.

      Media was carrying that heavy bucket of water for GOP spewing out their pro BiBi talking points and railing against Obama that this bit of history fell on their editorial board floors. Continual Obama hating narrative was just too juicy to let pass by.

  • What's Religion Got to do with it? German Co-Pilot as Terrorist
    • Yeah, when the murderous act is committed by white folks, then the person is mentally ill, depressed, you name any cognitive disorder and it's applied to that person. History is filled with bigoted analysis of people who perform murderous acts when it's non-white population.

  • Washington's 2 Air Wars: alongside Iran in Iraq, Saudis in Yemen
    • One only has to look on middle east map to see why the Saudis would have concern if the terrorists(?) take over Yemen. It's the fear of them taking over the entrance/exit to from the Red Sea where the Saudi oil tankers route is.

      I remember President Obama saying that these countries need to step up to the plate and fight their own wars. Not USA. Now they are doing so. What's the problem....

  • GOP Senators tried to instruct Iran, showed own Ignorance of the Law
    • Thank you for this lesson on the constitution regarding international relations and who is mainly responsible.
      Sadly, USA media owners have pushed the 47 senators ignorance to the tilt, thereby presenting lies, misinformation for public debate. It is truly sad that media owners show no responsibility to presenting the truth about issues affecting USA's like how fast can we dumb down these folks. It's sad.

  • Putin as America's Frenemy: The Snowden Paradox
    • I read recently that Russia had asked for an exchange, Snowden for some Russia (spy?) US is holding. If US said no then Russia maybe had no choice.

      Sadly, our politicians got something else now to rail about without any regard for any diplomatic efforts going on behind the scenes.

      NSA spying grew large in the early 2000s under GOP leadership using this guy named Poindexter to build this massive data gathering system. Congress got wind of the program and railed against it. They were told that they pulled the program but actually they renamed to program and kept on data mining.

      President Obama said he wants to have a discussion on this data mining, but the discussion must start at the beginning of when, who, why, how it started so this cancer can be destroyed at the root.

  • Romney Jumps the Shark: Libya, Egypt and the Butterfly Effect
    • Though I agree with your assessment of Romney, I saw his presser on Wednesday - I watched the eyes. They showed a spitefulness and maliciousness gleam. It reminded me of the news story on how he and his friends attacked their schoolmate and cut off his hair. And how Romney let the door slam in a blind minister's face. All done in his childhood days for which I am sure there are more.

      This is the bully, arrogance showing that embedded in Mitt Romney.

  • White Terrorist Plot to Assassinate the 'Commander in Chief'
    • I read this story on the blog a few days ago and been waiting for the corporate TV to report it. Nothing!!!

      This GOP is turning this country into a 3rd world nation of gun toting name calling terrorist nation.

  • Top Ten Pieces of Bad News for Romney on Eve of Convention
    • My concern is the 'liberal media' with their obsessive need to repeat and repeat debunked lies to supposedly create debate. let's discuss the true policies and their impact on the America people.

      Perhaps I ask for too much but you cannot grow and flourish a true democracy when the truth is lost and all we hear discussed are the lies, misinformation. People want policies debated, discussed not the politics of who told the best lie, the best whopper in the news cycle.

  • Medvedev slams Romney for "Number one Enemy" Slur
    • Sadly our politics have come to this, but GOP has been telling the us for over 30 years what they want for this country - that is for USA to be ruled by 'robber barons.'

      Mitt represents that 1% sponsored by the likes of Koch Bros who wants total conservative ideology control. Their money will put Mitt in the WH if we are alert enough. Mitt will start wars just like Bush43 did using the same people to frighten us to death.

      Yes, Mitt's comments were right out of pre-1960s day which is where the robber barons want to take us. The days of states right, pre-civil rights, pre all the liberties minorities (includes women) enjoy today.

      Folks we gotta defeat these people at the ballot box this year 2012.

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