Is Iranian self-inspection a game-changer in Congress?

Featured image Will the news that Iran has negotiated the right to self-inspect the Parchin facility, where it is believed to have experimented with high-explosive detonators for nuclear arms, cause the nuclear deal to fail in Congress? In other words, will enough Democrats reject the deal to enable the Senate and the House to override President Obama’s veto of Congress’s rejection of the deal? The answer, I’m pretty sure, is no. Some »

Inspector Clouseau was unavailable

Featured image President Obama purports to have a sophisticated theory of international relations supporting his catastrophic deal with Iran. Dealing with the world’s foremost sponsor of state terrorism and an avowed enemy of the United States, Obama is lavishly funding the regime and leaving Iran’s nuclear program on the path of development to nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. He proclaims the deal a famous victory, but with the AP’s report on the, ah, »

Report: Iran to self-inspect its Parchin facility

Featured image Earlier this week, on news that international nuclear inspectors will be permitted into Iran only if they receive approval from the regime, I wondered “what’s next, blindfolds for the inspectors?” Apparently, I was too optimistic. AP reports that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site at which it has been accused of developing nuclear arms. This arrangement is part of a secret agreement between »

The Menendez manifesto

Featured image John quoted liberally from Senator Robert Menendez’s speech opposing the Iran deal yesterday here. Senator Menendez gave the speech before a friendly audience at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. The text of the speech is posted here; video of the speech below (45 minutes). I think the speech is devastating to the case that Obama et al. have advanced for the Iran deal. The speech deserves »

Menendez to Vote Against Iran Deal

Featured image Senator Bob Menendez announced today that he will oppose the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. He articulated his reasons for voting against the agreement eloquently: “I have looked into my own soul and my devotion to principle may once again lead me to an unpopular course, but if Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it.” “President Obama continues to erroneously say »

A word from Patrick Farr

Featured image Patrick Farr is the father of Specialist Clay Farr, one of the thousands of Americans killed and maimed in Iraq by Iranian munitions. Clay Farr was killed in Iraq in 2006. In the video below, released by Vets Against the Deal, Mr. Farr remembers his son and expresses his opposition to President Obama’s deal with Iran. Funny — funny if you’ve been listening closely to what Obama is saying — »

Report: Iran threatens IAEA

Featured image In the adjacent post, Paul writes about Adam Kredo’s story reporting Iran’s control over the identity of nuclear inspectors working under the side deals. Kredo also reports this related story based on the public statement of an Iranian official: Iranian leaders prevented a top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official from disclosing to U.S. officials the nature of secret side deals with the Islamic Republic by threatening harm to him, »

Report: Iranian intelligence agency must approve all nuclear inspectors

Featured image The more we learn about President Obama’s nuclear deal, the more farcical the deal becomes. Today, reports Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon, a senior Iranian official declared that international nuclear inspectors will only be permitted into the country once they receive approval from the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry. Is this an accurate statement of what was agreed to? I don’t know; we aren’t allowed to see the complete »

Richard Block: Not this deal

Featured image President Obama has sought to silence the voice of the organized Jewish community opposing his deal with Iran. Several prominent Jewish organizations have resisted and expressed their opposition to the deal. Obama’s response has been an extraordinarily nasty piece of work. Rabbi Richard A. Block now speaks up in opposition to the deal, noting some of the same points we have here on Power Line. Rabbi Block is senior rabbi »

The Insincerity of the Iran Agreement Defenders

Featured image The debate over the Iran agreement is provoking flashbacks to the Cold War, when disarmament movements in the West aimed chiefly at the disarmament of the western democracies. From my email in-box, a message from the “Global Zero” campaign (and note the punch line at the end of this first paragraph): “As we mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must consider the present-day »

Associated Press Says: Tom Cotton Was Right!

Featured image This Associated Press story, headlined “Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves,” is getting a lot of attention: The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if U.S. lawmakers reject the agreement, it’s not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own »

Who ya gonna call?

Featured image I’ve noted the anti-Semitic themes and canards on which President Obama has unsubtly drawn in promoting the deal with Iran. He’s injected anti-Semitism into the mainstream of the Democratic Party. He hasn’t been reticent and he’s hardly been called on it. He is a true believer with a true believer’s lack of scruples or other inhibitions. Despite its liberalism and its Democratic tilt, the organized Jewish community has to a »

Our own Susan Canby

Featured image One of the funny scenes in the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night comes when George Harrison finds himself consulting with supposed advertising guru Simon Marshall (video below): Simon Marshall: If you don’t cooperate, you won’t get to meet Susan. George: And who’s this Susan when she’s at home? Simon Marshall: Only Susan Canby, our resident teenager. George: Oh! You mean that posh bird who gets everything wrong? Simon Marshall: »

For the Iran deal

Featured image The Obama administration is using the August recess to promote the Iran deal. We have reviewed President Obama’s speech last week at American University. It is an unsavory speech by a president who is losing the argument in the court of public opinion. Obama himself has sunk to new depths to promote the deal. For the details, please see Lee Smith’s eloquent Tablet column on Obama’s invocation of Jewish scapegoats. »

A word from Robert Bartlett

Featured image Veterans Against the Deal has released the video below featuring former Staff Sergeant Robert Bartlett. Bartlett sustained horrendous injuries courtesy of President Obama’s new friends among the powers-that-be in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Not surprisingly, he doesn’t think the deal is all it’s cracked up to be by President Obama. Funny — funny if you attend to the unsavory line peddled by the White House and its unsavory allies »

Who you gonna believe?

Featured image Iranian officials have proved a valuable source of information about our interim and final deals with the regime. Now the invaluable MEMRI has compiled new information from Iranian sources on the background to these deals. MEMRI titles its compilation “Iranian Senior Officials Disclose Confidential Details From Nuclear Negotiations: Already In 2011 We Received Letter From U.S. Administration Recognizing Iran’s Right To Enrich Uranium.” The information (I use the word not »

Bob Reich, Down and Dirty on Iran

Featured image Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, has become a darling of the far left.’s emails sometimes feature his laughably old-school-left videos. But he is still viewed as an important and mainstream supporter of the Obama administration. Yesterday, Reich went on Facebook to join in the administration’s campaign of vilification against those who oppose its deal with Iran’s mullahs. He started on a conciliatory note: Although there are important arguments »