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Khamenei condemns Republican letter on Iran, bemoans U.S. 'tricks'

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Cotton's letter and the signature of the 47 Senators played right into the Ayatollah's hands and have given him a huge amount of ammunition to use against the US. This surely is aiding and abetting the enemy as it is causing great harm in the eyes of other nations. This letter helps promote the view that the US is not trustworthy.The Ayatollah could not have asked for a better gift.


     
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    So my serious, on-topic question to you would be, are these guys still being seen as "colluding with hardliners" ?
     
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    What better way to collude than to give them information that will aid their cause?
     
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    I bet that image goes viral!
     
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    Thanks for trying to derail the thread. The point is the letter to Iran is here and now and the damage it will cause is here and now and in the future. Cotton, for a Harvard graduate, showed no understanding of how he was aiding Iran ... unless that was his plan all along.

    Or, maybe he wants war and felt this was a way to move us closer to war with Iran. I sure hope that is not the case.




     
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    The potential damage was not from the letter but from the deal Obama was trying to negotiate. That would have created serious damage in fact it was much weaker than what the UN called for.

    And is it not interesting how Iran is now an "enemy" by those who refused to call them such before. Talk about political convenience.
     
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    Do you have a link for that info?
     
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    The hard liners have always been an enemy and the GOP senators have helped them greatly. The letter has harmed the moderates and secularists in Iran and will make it much harder for them. Shame on the GOP!

    Did Obama force Cotton to write the letter? No!
    Did Obama force the others to sign the letter? No!

    The chose from their own free will to do and and they have harmed the country immeasurably.
     
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    Break it down for us. In your own words how has the helped them? Please be very specific in what will now occur.
     
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    Do you have a link for that info?

    I've googled it, can't seem to find it.
     
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    Speaking of derailing--isn't it obvious that the letter's intent was to derail the negotiations?
     
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    Which aids the hard-liners in Iran ... as well as the war-hawks here. It does much harm to the chances of peace. It give the hard-liners in Iran ammunition to continue atomic bomb research and production! It gives them the perfect, "see you cannot trust Americans". This plays into how the mid-east has viewed Western countries, including the USA, since the promises given at the end of WW I were broken, never kept.

     
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    Do you have a link for that info?

    I've googled it, can't seem to find it.
     
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    Yep. And Khomeini's response shows just how unsettling this type of interference should be to ALL Americans in both parties.

    We elect a President to forge a foreign policy direction. And for a group of Senators to go around the President and try to influence their own direction is an attempted coup.

    One person would be bad enough. But to have half of the US Senate sign such a thing? Embarassing.

    Every last one of them should be recalled.
     
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    Baloney!

    He doesn't need any ammo. He's got deal at any cost Obama.
     
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    Do you have a link for that info?

    I've googled it, can't seem to find it.
     
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