Eureka! Tom Cotton proves the existence of cojones in D.C.

We started the Guardian Fund in my term as a U.S. Representative as a leadership PAC. The mission of the fund was to recruit and support minority and military conservatives for elected office. We maintained the PAC after 2012 and were extremely successful in the 2014 midterm elections. There’s one individual I am particularly proud to have supported in his run both as a U.S. representative and a U.S. senator — both times successful: the junior senator from the great state of Arkansas, Senator Tom Cotton.

Senator Cotton is a former US Army Airborne Ranger Infantryman with a Harvard Law School CV. A true testimony to his commitment to our Republic is that he turned down the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps for infantry — and served in combat. Now, what I find incredibly preposterous and ludicrous is the castigation by the liberal progressive media of Senator Cotton as a “traitor.”

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And why? Because finally, there’s someone on Capitol Hill who has taken the courageous stand against President Barack Obama and his failed foreign policy – supposedly based on the premise of “don’t do stupid [email protected]” Well, President Obama is violating that rule yet again by seeking a nuclear arms deal with the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world — the Islamic Republic of Iran.

So to all of you hypocrites on the left, spare me. Not a one of you said a thing when Nancy Pelosi was over in Syria hamming it up with Bashar Assad or when she ignorantly referred to Hamas as a “humanitarian organization” because the Qataris said so — as Hamas was raining down rockets and missiles on Israel.

Sen. Cotton sent a letter to the Iranian ayatollahs and conveyed a simple message: your agreement with President Obama is only with President Obama.

If you want to talk about “treasonous,” explain to me why Obama wants a deal with a country holding American prisoners? Why would Obama threaten our U.S. Congress with vetoes if they pass legislation to restore sanctions, or even if the Congress votes for legislation to demand their approval of any “deal?”

And guess what? Sen. Cotton’s action forced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to admit in a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that any unilateral agreement by President Obama with Iran is non-binding.

Ladies and gents, that was the crux of the message Cotton sent to the ayatollahs. I found comical former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeting out an attack against Sen. Cotton — perhaps she should be explaining 30,000 deleted emails sitting in a private server in her Chappaqua residence. Or maybe she’d like to remind us how well that “reset button” with Russia is working.

Even Greta Von Susteren tried to corner Sen. Cotton on her show Wednesday evening asking him why he didn’t just send his letter to the New York Times or Washington Post. Well Greta, that just ain’t how an American Airborne Ranger Infantrymen is wired. There’s no reason to be afraid of confronting the Ayatollahs, and they only respect and understand strength and might — not this Low T-style of leading from behind.

Senator Tom Cotton just did what someone should have done decades ago in the late 1930s when Sir Neville Chamberlain entered into negotiations with Adolf Hitler and waved a signed document. That same document was later defined by Hitler as nothing but a piece of paper. What if there had been someone in England’s Parliament who courageously sent a letter to Herr Hitler stating that the English knew him for who he was and wouldn’t be fooled?

So why is the left responding so vehemently? It’s simple; Tom Cotton displayed resolve — something lacking in this administration, unless you include attacks of political opposition — even if they are in your same party, i.e. Sen. Robert Menendez.

No one is supposed to challenge the policies of Barack Obama, regardless of how dangerous they are. Why is it that we have ISIS in Libya? Senator Cotton did nothing to undermine President Obama; he did everything to honor the oath that he took as a commissioned officer — and to protect the American people.

As I have stated before, every single U.S. Senator should have signed onto that letter. In not doing so, we now know who we the American people can count on to make the stand against the Iranian regime – which is now in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Can I ask a rhetorical question, why do we have U.S. troops in Iraq when Iran is calling the shots?

There is a saying among U.S. Army Rangers, “Rangers lead the way”, and so it is with Cotton. Even Politico recognizes that, “the youngest senator in the chamber at 37, Cotton has emerged as a leader of the next generation of GOP hawks. With his missive to Iran’s political leadership, ultimately co-signed with 46 of his GOP colleagues, and the fallout over his unusual attempt to circumvent the president’s foreign policy deal-making, Cotton has rocketed to the top of TV bookers’ lists, and fellow Republican senators are suddenly flocking to him for counsel on foreign policy. All before he’s even given his maiden speech on the Senate floor. Cotton has gained prominence with a disciplined adherence to talking points on television and the campaign trail. With support from the conservative wing of the party as well as leadership, Cotton has risen from the House to Senate in two years and is seen by some Republicans as an eventual White House contender.”

Much remains to be seen, but in less than three months Senator Tom Cotton has blazed a trail — a true pathfinder. Of course taking on President Obama and his failed foreign policy — actually embarrassing the President — has drawn attention. But something tells me the progressive socialist left doesn’t intimidate a combat veteran Airborne Ranger Infantryman.

And so I sit here writing this with a smile on my face, glad I took those trips to Arkansas to support a fellow Soldier. We need more combat veterans on Capitol Hill because the oath we take has no statute of limitations — and we are fearless. Wimpy politicians do not spook us.

Army Strong, Senator!

349 COMMENTS

  1. Since you brought up the Hitler comparison, what the #47Traitors did was like sending a message to Hitler in late May 1944 stating “We think the landing in Normandy on the 6th is a bad idea, when we get into power, we will attack you somewhere else”.

      • Oh, I believe the magic mushroom was being totally serious. Calling the 47 senators that are defending the Constitution traitors is straight out of the Alinsky plan.

    • So what about Ted Kennedy sending one of his guys to Moscow in 1983 to tell them that Pres Reagan was dangerous and out of control? Was that treason? You libs will take anything that comes up to bash conservatives, but you always seem to ignore your own parties sins.

      • You’re barred from using the “they did it, too” argument here since Allen West obviously does not allow Hillary to invoke this argument about her emails.

      • Who are you to bar my freedom of speech? None of the GOP types who used private E-mail accounts did so in cabinet positions. And they did not use private accounts exclusively for business which should have been done on government servers.

      • Colin Powell didn’t use is private E-mails to conduct official business. Besides they did it too, isn’t a legal defense.

      • Oh, so we’ve come full circle because you started by defending the #47Traitors with “they (Democrats) did it too”.
        Amusing how you shoot yourself in the foot.

      • “Who are you to bar my freedom of speech?”
        you are allowed freedom of speech to facilitate everyone else to realize who stupid you are…thats it basically.

      • its called freedom of speech….fool
        pointing out you are fool is not an insult.
        you prove this consistently with your writings.
        also the word ignorant is not an insult, it means lack of knowledge.
        only an ignorant fool would think otherwise. clear?

      • Liberal! BTW when I say Liberal, I mean it as an insult. Also Progressive, Democrat, and sheep.

    • How can you view them as traitors and not view Obama the same way, The head jackass in charge did the same thing in 08 when he was a Senator, Karma is a Bitch isn’t it…

    • That’s ridiculous. Roosevelt fought the war to win. Obama never stands up for his own country and has proven that he can’t be trusted on important issues.

      • Roosevelt did, I wasn’t attacking him, you dimwit. And no 47 Democrats called Hitler to tell him what Roosevelt does would be undone by the next Prez.

    • That is a stupid comparison. For one thing Eisenhower didn’t negotiate with Hitler over Normandy. The Neville Chamberlain incident would have been a better comparison.

    • A more correct analogy would be to tell Hitler that Chamberlin’s negotiations would not be honored when Hitler did something else.
      Your analogy is idiotic and not representative. How is telling the Iranian mullahs how our Constitution work is IN ANY WAY telling them our strategy? It isn’t – except to someone with a room temperature IQ who drinks the Democrat Kool-Aid.
      We have had Democrats do far worse, and the media said NOTHING. And the Republicans didn’t try to make a big issue over it….something about free-speech and all that. But Democrats are HYPOCRITES. (Sort of like Hillary shrieking about Bush having secret e-mail accounts, and then she sets up secret e-mail accounts for herself and her close advisors….and claiming it is all proper.)

  2. Great article! I disagree with you on one thing, though. Senator Cotton DID undermine Obama and that’s a good thing. He intended to undermine Obama and that’s why the leftists are in such an uproar.

  3. Col. West just restored my faith in this country. But with the “bad guys” already firmly in decision-making and leadership roles in this country, we need even more voices speaking out in defense of our constitution and taking the kinds of actions Senator Cotton and his fellow senators took with that letter! Traitors indeed!

  4. You can’t undermine a deal that was never going to be a deal. He just let those bums know that whatever our bum promised him it would not carry over to the next president. The president does not know a thing about foreign policy’s and is trying to sell America out.

  5. Our cowardly president and his sycophants nearly wet their pants when a real American and real man step up to the plate. God bless Tom Cotton for standing up to first, the democrats, second, our pantie waist president, and especially the lying RINOs we are stuck with in DC. And, thank you, Mr. West for being the leader you are.

      • ‘Nothing more’? You haven’t posted a word in that thread. Whatsamatta race pimp? You support cop killers in Ferguson? C’mon punk. Let’s see you condemn attempted murder by your own people on white cops.

      • that’s it? I’m so disappointed in you.
        but,It’s obviously my fault for using words you haven’t learnt the meaning of yet.
        sorry about that
        here…goo goo goo goo..drool…better?

      • ‘Panties got into a bunch’? That’s your best opening flame? You actually think that is witty and deserving more than five words in response? Did your mommy throw you at thew wall at birth? Drool on that rainman.

      • I’m sorry..didn’t mean to trigger your tourettes…or your connection between lisps and being gay….I was referring to the way you type “threw” you drop the r…”thew” it sounds like a lisp. my bad for showing your homophobia.
        sorry again.

      • [[ I’m sorry..didn’t mean to trigger your tourettes ]]

        Likewise panty boy.

        [[ or your connection between lisps and being gay]]

        I thought you wanted to play 8 YO flame games kid. No?

        [[ .I was referring to the way you type “threw” you drop the r…”thew” it sounds like a lisp ]]

        So you made a big deal out of a typo because you’re a stupid kid looking for a fight. How’s that working for ya panty boy?

        [[ my bad for showing your homophobia.sorry again.]]

        I have no fear of you kid. And you sure as hell are sorry.

      • still not getting this, is that what you want to do?
        it seems to involve at least 2 people….

      • sure,btw..its ^c ^v makes writing nonsense easier.
        but it still doesn’t hide that hateful little nugget you have for everyone who points out all your BS.
        as the POTUS said, and I quote” please proceed”.
        as for thinking I’m a child, thats projection.

      • Ignore my posts if you can’t understand them. How’s that typo cop?

        One man’s BS is another man’s truth. Get over it.

        Which POTUS said that and when?

        I know you’re a child. You’re not good at hiding it kid.

      • 1) okay
        2)no wrong truth is truth , bs is bs.
        3) Obama said it to GOV. romney.
        4) so wrong.
        P.s I’ll take your advice and ignore you.
        because you are right. I don’t understand your posts.
        bye.( for the 4th time)

      • yes sorry, projection and deflection, and may i add,willful ignorance?
        i’m sure you’d agree that you’ve been caught peddling Bs.and now you think by spitting out random words from your tea bagger manual everything is going to be alright?
        you are sourly mistaken.

      • [[, projection and deflection, and may i add,willful ignorance?]]

        I agree. You have the whole package kid.

        [[ i’m sure you’d agree that you’ve been caught peddling Bs ]]

        Adults prove BS by refuting that which they call BS. Not stomping their feet and yelling.

        [[ random words from your tea bagger manual]]

        Says the local snowballer.

        [[ everything is going to be alright ]]

        It will for me kid.

        [[ you are sourly mistaken ]]

        Then give it your best shot kid,

      • Perhaps before attempt to ridicule someone by
        insinuating they are stupid you use proper sentences and spelling; however coming
        from someone who uses an avatar of a “Judge” that truly doesn’t surprise me at
        all. Also as indicated by your blabber
        sycophant worship of our current POTUS all over this board, you’re clearly not
        a critical thinker.

        Go right ahead and
        attempt to discredit Tom Cotton, you might want to take notice he graduated
        from Harvard with a BA in Government, and then a JD from the same law school
        that your idol came from. His concentrations
        were on Constitutional Law and several other aspects. He was also taught by none other than your
        other hero Lizzy Warren.

      • argument from authority? lol

        harvard? even funnier.

        “His concentrations were on Constitutional Law and several other aspects.”

        obviously didn’t concentrate enough did he?
        what was his grade? go, go found out. 🙂

      • Lovely another incoherent response you’re just batting a thousand aren’t you Dredd. I don’t know perhaps his grades are sealed with your Idol the current POTUS.

      • you have “the google” don’t you?
        go use it…it’s like a search engine…
        scared of having your tiny little worldview exploded to show the lack of substance it has?

      • Again you reply with incoherent garbage. You act like a 3 year old, it doesn’t make for a compelling debate style that’s for darn sure. I’m fairly certain i can use google, I guess the jab I gave you went right over your head.

      • you do know that lizzy warren was his teacher at harvard?
        she taught him everything he doesn’t know.
        he got a j.d…he sat a multiple choice proves he turned up for the exam.
        …lol

  6. It is naive and dangerous for Senator Cotton and the GOP senators who joined him to position our country to the world as a fractious entity who is not represented by our head of state. This precedent can lead to chaos in international relations. The demonstration of true patriotism and love of our country is to support its democratic process and deal with the reality of muddy politics even when you are not the winner. I would not call the senators traitors, but I would call them selfish and foolish politicians who need to grow up and think with their brains and not their cojones.

    • What would be naive and dangerous would be to elevate an arrogant, feckless community agitator that has never run anything more complicated than a petition drive to POTUS.

      The definition of true patriotism is protecting the country from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

      • I don’t see that, and neither does anyone else.
        say something doesn’t actually make it a fact….hopefully you realize that.

      • No… unless you think undermining negotiations for partisan political reasons is part of their job.

    • Thinking with brains (lies, deceit, cronyism, etc.) is what got this nation in the shape it’s in now, and leads to a place where we dare not look. Only BRASS BALLS the size of Washington DC itself can save us at this point. HOOAHH!

    • You are naïve and ignorant in your remarks. There is nothing wrong with 47 Senators reminding the tyrant in Iran that we are not supposed to have a Tyrant in the US that can unilaterally negotiate a treaty with Iran. (And you are suggesting silence and acquiescence with the empty-suited narcissist in the White House.) Their actions were not selfish and foolish, except in the eyes of FOOLS.
      The letter was a reminder of how our Constitution works – and a good reminder that Obama and the Vietnam Traitor J F’ng Kerry should read and try to understand.

      • Actually, negotiating with foreign leaders is part of what Presidents do.
        Andy final deal should be approved by Congress before being signed… but there is nothing wrong with negotiating first… that is how things are done.

        Imagine if Democrats wrote a letter to the Kremlin when Reagan was negotiating with the Soviets, to tell them that any deal Reagan makes could be worthless because they could block it.
        Would you have applauded Congress trying to shut down negotiations between Reagan and Gorbachev?

  7. Anyone happen to recall now Secretary of State, Hanoi John’s trips Paris to negotiate a peace treaty with Hanoi and the Viet Cong? He was still a Reserve Naval Officer at the time, so besides violating the Logan Act he violated Article 108 of The UCMJ. The UCMJ violation is conceivably a death penalty crime.

    Then there’s that little trip he and the Communist Party USA’s favorite Senator Tom Harkin made to Nicaragua in 1985

      • Yes I am. does it matter who lies and people die?
        because as i see it there are people being killed for lies
        told by both sides.
        the question is …do you accept that fact that red and blue politicians will kill your sons will the same
        lack of humanity for a quick war buck?

      • I’m wondering, do you have any concerns what.is happening in our country because of liberal and socialist minded Americans? I live in the blue state of California and it is a disaster area with the influx of illegal immigrants and a muslim population growing and you’re cool like that?

  8. I Said it before Ill say it again West Cotton 2016 lets take America back its time for a Veterans to unite we where never relieved of our oath only GOD can do that

  9. lol..what sad case of rampant,random brain farts.People believe this one brain celled moron can actually string a valid argument in anything is wildly delusional.

    • I can see from your posts that your a troll.

      To other commenters:
      Please disregard this troll folks. Patrick James Bayham is an internet troll. He’s simply trolling the comments and making his troll remarks. Please don’t be bothered by this scum of the discussion threads. He has nothing to offer. If you’re truly interested, scroll down and you will see his entrails.
      But please don’t add fuel to his pathetic fire.
      Just make your comments about Cotton and go on with your life.
      Patrick James Bayham has no life.
      That is all.

      • truth does not change.calling me troll only shows you have no idea what a troll is. calling for me to be ignored just shows us the moment you are questioned you have no answers. Ignorance is not a virtue. but thats what this website hopes you have in abundance. Being closed minded is not a an achievement wouldn’t you agree?
        and if you don’t you are wrong. This is how truth works?
        have you ever been questioned about your true outlook and not the one you have been force- fed?

      • if you don’t agree with me…report me.feel free.
        as if the other commenters care..they only care about their narcissistic comments ..they don’t care what we type. new to the internet are you?

  10. More Bull from Allen West.
    No surprise that West and others on the far right are using the lame distraction defense of “two wrongs make a right” to try and defend the seditious act of 47 republicans.

    The day the story broke, Sean Hanni was all over the radio with this talking point, trying to excuse what the 47 Republicans did by ignoring it and comparing it to what democrats did.
    There are two big problems in that childish argument.

    1. two wrongs don’t make a right. Even children know that. If someone else breaks the law, that doesn’t make it okay for you to break the law.

    2. It is a false comparison. These 47 Republicans were attempting to undermine ongoing talks between the Obama administration and the Iranian government.
    Pelosi’s visit to Syria was designed to open talks with Assad and she was actually supporting the administration’s position against Assad allowing insurgents crossing into Iraq.
    The Bush administration was not in talks with Assad. The Bush administration had called Assad a supporter of terrorism. Pelosi acted inappropriately by attempting to open dialog with Assad without clearing it with the administration, but her actions were in support of the administration.
    the 47 Republicans were acting to shut down negotiations and undermine the President.

    Big f’ing difference that you are deliberately ignoring.

    Oh.. and Tom Cotton was not a Ranger any more than you were Airborne.
    Graduating the school only makes you qualified.

    • Says someone who wasn’t a Ranger either? I’m pretty sure his service in the 506th was more than you accomplished. It’s pretty hard to get an assignment in the 101st as an officer.

      • Graduating Ranger School makes you Ranger qualified.
        Serving in the Ranger Regiment makes you a Ranger.
        Period.

      • Did you do either? If not you’re not qualified to make the statement. I’m well aware the tab is a school and the scroll is a way of life, but you’re blanket statements are pretty stupid considering he served in the 506th PIR.

      • I was never a Batt boy… the closest i came was serving in a LRSD.
        I don’t need to be a bird to know you need wings to fly.

      • You’re not worth the time at this point, you weren’t a Sky Solider, you weren’t Currahee you’re not wearing a CIB as far as I can tell in the picture. For that matter I don’t even see jump wings. Maroon Berets were only authorized from 1073-1979 in the OD Greens. So please for inform the peanut gallery how you feel you know more than anyone else.

      • That’s a picture from my first enlistment, taken when I was a lowly, but studly, E3
        OD greens were no longer issued to regular Army units, but were still authorized for wear, until 1988… the hot weather BDUs were not available until 1987.

        Jump wings are visible in the picture, partly obscured by my lapel. And I was on status… only three units in the 101st were on jump status in the 80’s and 90’s… the Pathfinder company, the AASLT School cadre, and the division’s LRSD.
        In the 80’s, we were attached to the 2/17th Cav (that is the flash on the beret) and in the 90’s, after DS, we were attached to the 311th MI.

      • So you’re going to hate on a fellow Currahee because you don’t like his politics. Yeah that’s real brotherhood, stay classy buddy.

      • That is absurd.
        I am not required to agree with the politics of everyone who ever served.
        He is not required to agree with my politics either.

        Also, neither West nor I were Currahee as neither of us were in the 506th

      • Brendan, I understand what you are saying and West did make an error and for those who know, they know why the general public does not know the error West made. Leave it at that. In your efforts to defend honor you risk revealing too much.

      • I never met any tabbed officers in the 101st ABN Div who called themselves Rangers.
        Where did you serve?

      • Sure ya did PFC, I thought you didn’t sped time with the 101st. If you earn the tab, you’ve earned the right to be called Ranger. If you wear a scroll you have earned the right to be called a Ranger and also an Operator.

        I served but actually there is no point to where and when I served I’m not the one parading around like I actually know something. More so I’m not the one who would disrespect someone of a Senior Rank regardless of their political affiliation. Leave it at I was an 11B and than became an 11A, and I’m going to say I’ve known more Officers in the 101st with their Tabs that wouldn’t say they weren’t Rangers.

      • Actually, you are parading around like you know something since you are laying down who is and who is not a Ranger and attempting to correct me.
        And I spent years in the 101st, both in the line infantry and the LRSD. I’m not sure what makes you assume I never spent any time in the 101st.

        And if you got your tab before or while you were commissioned… and you called yourself a Ranger, you would have been wrong.

        But that’s okay… I knew plenty of tabbed soldiers outside the 75th who believed they were Rangers… but no one in the 75th who would agree with them.

        Thanks for demoting me by the way.

      • Again you’ve admitted you never attended Ranger School, you’ve never been in Battalion. You don’t have the right to determine what is and what is not a Ranger. I would highly suggest you stop speaking for a Battalion you never belonged too.

        The difference between being Ranger qualified and and Operator is a designation of V or G. Ones an Operator (Special Forces) the other is a highly skilled leader both with the same training requirements. You don’t need a Tab to be in Bat. however you have to had to complete Airborne and RASP.

        So come back when you’ve got a Tab or a Scroll and we can have this discussion again, and you’re welcome cause you pretty much act like the know it all PFC in your picture mentality and all.

      • I never said I didn’t graduate Ranger school.
        But I did say that I never served in a Ranger Battalion.
        The closest I came to the modern 75th, was a LRSD with a shared lineage.
        Some would say that makes me a Ranger… but I wouldn’t.

        But I’m still curious why you assumed i never spent time in the 101st even after I clearly stated I did.

        As to your suggestion that i am acting like a know-it-all…
        Clearly, I started my term in service years before you, so I’m not surprised that there were some things you got wrong, even though you stated them with certainty… like regarding the wear of OD jungle fatigues and maroon berets… or there being no units in the 101st on jump status.

        But I don’t presume to know it all.
        While you may have made a few wrong assumptions about the wear of the uniform before your time, even though I like to think I’m pretty up to speed on what’s going on now, I’m sure there are things I don’t know about what is happening right now in the Army.
        So since I have been out of the Army for more than a few years, perhaps you can enlighten me…
        When did Rangers (as in, men of the 75th) start calling themselves operators?

      • I have tons of friends who served in Vietnam,
        special ops in the Balkan War / Kosovo Serbia
        Iraq and Afghanistan who are liberal, progressive
        and wouldn’t give west the time of day,, let alone agree with
        any of his politics..

      • Neither he nor I are in the service.
        If we were both on AD, i would keep my mouth shut.
        His rank, prior to his retirement under special circumstances, does not make him immune from criticism when it comes to his politics.

        Congressman John Murtha was a wounded retired Colonel.
        Did that mean if you disagreed with his politics, you were disrespecting his rank?

      • You respect the Rank not the person regardless. When they have a retired after the rank you respect that individual. This statement says contrary to what you just stated “More Bull from Allen West”. If you’re going to offer dissent at least offer it in a manner with the amount of respect that individual earned.

        Despite Col. Murtha’s stellar military career with the Corp he was a horrible and dishonest Representative. Who funneled funds to have an Airport that does a single flight a day to be named after him.

      • Thousands of officers were in charge of protecting their men also….they weren’t RELIEVED OF COMMAND

    • Brendon; Negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran is extremely serious for this country and the World and should not be left to a president who has reflected failed policies throughout the Middle East in Iraq,Syria,Egypt,Yemen,and Libya.

      I applaud Senator Cotton for stepping forward and encouraging the 46 GOP Senators to sign on to this letter that lets the Mullahocracy know that a large part of our 3 bodies of power in Washington will not stand by and allow a weak treaty to go forth from the Obama Administration. and undermine the majority concerns of the American People.

      • Attempting to shut down negotiations before a treaty can even be drafted is not the same as blocking a weak treaty.

        Imagine if Democrats wrote a letter to the Kremlin when Reagan was
        negotiating with the Soviets, to tell them that any deal Reagan makes
        could be worthless because they could block it.
        Would you have applauded Congress trying to shut down negotiations between Reagan and Gorbachev?

      • You keep bring up things that already happened. Nancy Pelosi went to Syria against the wishes of POTUS G.W. Bush. Ted Kennedy tried to negotiate with the Russians under Reagan, John Kerry did it in 1985. Several Democrats did it in 2002 before the War. You’re striking out.

      • …and they were also wrong to do so… even though they were not actually opposing the President.

        But that is still an argument of “two wrongs making a right.”

        let’s say that Nacy Pelosi went to Syria to undermine Bush.
        Let’s say Pelosi told Assad that Bush was a clown and had no power.
        That would be awful.. and, for the sake of argument, I will go along with it and say Pelosi and many others attempted to undermine Bush.
        For the sake of this discussion, I'[ll give you that.

        Now tell me how that makes what the 47 republicans did okay?
        Two wrongs don’t make a right and that is the weakest defense of a wrong doing that there is.

      • The problem being is there isn’t any attempt to create a Treaty, that would require input from the Senate Per Article 2 Section 2 Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution. As per our illustrious SOS’s testimony the agreement they are working is non-binding and carries the weight of no law. The next president could remove it, however POTUS Obama does not have the power, and is in violation of his office if he attempt to remove Congressional Approved Sanctions.

        The deal is non-binding it does not become United State’s law or trump our laws until is voted on via the Senate by a 2/3rds majority. That isn’t going to happen and never was, furthermore this letter merely just stated what I just paraphrased. They didn’t negotiate or try to otherwise hinder negotiations. They informed of what is required under our Constitution, something that has been pushed to the way side with a “Pen and Phone” mentality.

      • Brendan; You simply cannot make such a comparative analogy like that. Communism was not born of such an entrenched theocracy as is fundamental Islam in Iran.

      • You completely missed the point of my analogy.
        i was not comparing a political ideology to a fanatic religious belief.
        I was conjuring up a hypothetical scenario to illustrate a point… that was … how would you feel if it was Democrats undermining a Republican President’s negotiations with a foreign leader?

      • Mackie, you are correct; however in all honesty Senator Cotton and the 47 should have simply brought Obama before Congress on grounds of treason. Now, they stand accused of treason because they made a childish play for media attention instead of doing the right thing.

    • Obama has made it clear he “does not need Congress’s” participation in these deals with Iran. In actuality, Congress needs to advise and affirm what the President does. Since Obama has not sought advice or affirmation of what he is doing, he is certainly going about it the wrong way.

      If I were the Senators, I would have signed and sent the Letter to Obama first. But as we all know, that will be a moot point since he declared himself emperor and he no longer needs Congress to pass laws, why he can just sign executive orders doing these things. He is King after all!!

      • I agree that no deal should be approved or finalized without running it by Congress first.
        The President does not need to run negotiations by Congress every step of the way because that would hamper the process.
        But he absolutely needs Congress before finalizing a deal.

        That does not excuse the 47 who attempted to undermine negotiations.

      • How does reminding Iran that any deal they sign needs to ratified by the US Congress undermining negotiations? I think you’re a idiot who just parrots leftist talking points.

      • Of course you do.
        telling a foreign government that in negotiations with the President that any deal teh President makes might fall through because Congress or a new president can get rid of it or block it serves only one purpose.. to say that the President they are negotiating with is incapable of guaranteeing he can hold up whatever he offers.

    • Brendan, you are splitting hairs here. The main concerns we all need to stay focused on is the threat Islam places on the world. Allen West was one of the first politicians to publically stand up against this cult of hate and call it for what it is and it that form of courage we need today in men in Washington DC. We had two police officers shot in Ferguson last night and RT and the Saudi Gazette reported on it before any American new source could even before the St. Louis Post which had two reporters on site.

      • How outrageous of these senators to speak the truth in politics. No wonder libs are throwing stones

    • So do you say the same thng when the Democrats suck their noses in foreign affairs like red ted kennedy engaging in secret negotiatons with Androvpov?

      • Did you read what I wrote?
        Two wrongs don’t make a right.
        As to what Ted Kennedy… I absolutely say the same thing.
        his letter to Andropov was disgraceful and seditious.
        he should have resigned in disgrace.

        But as i said… two wrongs don’t make a right.
        I am currently disgusted by all the nonsense in conservative media outlets making excuses for the wrong doing of these Republican senators by pointing out past wrong doings by Ted Kennedy.

        Two wrongs do not make a right.
        And just because Ted Kennedy did something treasonous does not make it okay for them to.
        It is a lame defense.

    • Nancy Pelosi’s trip to see Assad was in 2007 was due to Hezbollah attacking Israel from Lebanon. It had nothing to do with Iraq. Syria and Assad were state sponsors of Hezbollah. It would be like Nancy Pelosi setting up a meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia to get them to stop Hamas in Gaza. It was a foolish move by Pelosi and did nothing to stop Hezbollah but gave unwanted ligitimacy to Assad.

  11. Regardless of the so called cojones it took to send a letter, it certainly is not constructive unless the goal was to embarrass the signatories as the Iranian Foreign Minister’s response schooled them on international and constitution law. Every time the GOP attempts to show how they can govern they take another step backward, made worse by doing it on the world’s stage. The GOP would do well to use a little less cojones and a lot more wisdom.

    • the ragheads schooled a US lawyer, Senator Cotton, on US Constitution (sic) law:? you are one special kind of stipid racist–like obama the traitor

    • Only liberal rags are saying the “Iranian foreign minister schooled them.” You obviously didn’t read the Iranian FM response. He obviously assumed that Obama has the same powers that his mullahs have or else he was under the impression that he was dealing with the U.N. rather than just the U.S., the U.K., Germany and France. The Iranian FM either obviously had misconceptions as to how our repesentative government works. I’m sure he’s doing some research now after Tom Cotton offered him the truth.

  12. The 47 are not only traitors, they’re about as smart as a box of hammers (but the hammers are WAY more useful, and also more intelligent.) These asinine ignoramuses are trying to start another war that will kill more of our soldiers, and make more money for their real constituents – the folks who already have all the resources of this country. These guys all need to be tried, jailed, and thrown out of the Senate.

    • Most of you who have called out treason, sedition or violation of the Logan Act better bone up on your non existent law degrees. The 47 senators have done nothing wrong except possibly disrespect POTUS. Biden has even had to admit that Obama’s unilateral agreement with Iran would or could be overturned after he left office or even before without the overall approval of the House. Specifically, the Logan Act has to do with “Private” Communications with a foreign government. It was specially written with private citizens in mind. Even if you wanted to argue that senators are private citizens the letter sent was an “open” letter and therefore was not a private communication. It was quite public. You can all jump up and down all you want. I don’t think Obama, or the DOJ wants to try and take on 47 Senators under any circumstances unless he absolutely had the ” Cajones” too. But we all know he doesn’t. Since the House is the Legislative Branch of the Government they can communicate with whomever they wish. Just like Democrats have done over the last 6 years. As far as Treason or Sedition, not one Senator has committed a crime by definition under the U.S. Code. The Code is Very specific and has been modified leaving little doubt as to its interpretation. I suggest all you armchair lawyers do some better homework. I think they call it “research”. Please let us not get into who has actually broken the law. There is a federal judge holding up Obama’s Amnesty program and I believe now there are a multitude of questions that this judge wants answers too, and is about to get them under a federal bench subpoena. March 19th will be the start of something very interesting for the White House, Homeland Security, and the DOJ! This is nothing more than politics. You may not like it but nobody did anything illegal. Get over it and move on.

      • thet dont know the definition of treason and thet dont know where to find it either–the one who has commiitted treason is the lying half-kenyan baboon

      • Mr Obama likely will not have the DOJ take action on the illegal and highly dishonorable actions of the senators in question because, unlike the current crop of GOP leadership, he is focused on moving this country ahead rather than pulling immature stunts like the Gang of 47, and attempting to return to the regressive policies of old. He is doing the correct thing by ignoring much of their teenage antics, and getting things done that make this country a better place.
        I’d forgotten how vacuous and empty-headed the arguments of the right wing extremists in this country could be since growing up and leaving their ranks some years ago. Your attempts to mimic the intelligence of people who actually DO perform research by pretending that being loud equals a valid argument may actually sway some folks – ignorant ones who can’t tell the difference between loud noises and facts. If those are the folks you wish to align with, that is your choice.
        I have been on both sides of the fence, as clearly few people posting here have. And by both sides of the fence, I do NOT mean Repub/Demo or conservative/liberal; aligning yourself in that manner means you no longer think for yourself. I mean toeing either party’s/ideology’s line 100% (as nearly every person posting here does,) vs learning to think critically for yourself. When you allow a person/party/ideology to do your thinking for you (and the proof of that found in how much you all think alike) and claim it’s your original thought, you’ve consumed so much Kool Aid that you aren’t even aware of it anymore. You actually believe you’re thinking on your own. You’ve become complete tools of someone else’s system, and are completely oblivious to that fact. I “knew” I was right about everything when I was in your camp some years ago, but my intelligent self that was buried under all that BS wanted out. It took a while, but I crawled up and out out of the steaming pile of dung you’ve all been living in, and now I AM actually aware that I’m on the right path; I no longer have s**t in my eyes, and can much more clearly see reality. All you can see is s**t. You’re so polarized, you likely believe me to be a liberal if for no other reason than I don’t believe in every plank of your beliefs, and I don’t follow lock-step with all the other robots. Shows your blindness and narrow mindedness. My conservative friends all believe me to be a liberal as well because of the ‘poor vision.’ The thing that none of you see is all of my liberal friends believe I’m a conservative. Why? Because I don’t believe in every silly plank in their silly belief system that’s been handed to them either. You’re ALL blind, and will ALL be the downfall of this country.
        Here’s a little challenge for you, though I doubt a single person posting here will try it because once you’re programmed, most people haven’t the ability or will to question right or wrong anymore; they just do as they’re told, and parrot what they hear on the TV or radio and plagiarize it as their original thoughts like good little automatons. I know; I used to be one of you. The challenge? For a year, turn off your radios and TV news programs; stop cruising internet forums that only agree with what you think you already “know.” Do away your subscriptions to polarized media of any kind that help “inform” you of the “truth” of the world around you; stop pretending that you “Lean Forward” or that you’re “Fair and Balanced,” and actually pay attention to the world around you. Listen to people with points of view other than your own, and actually consider what they are saying before spewing some pre-programmed answer back at them. Doesn’t mean you have to change anything regarding your beliefs; just listen. Bet no one here, to use your popular terminology, has the CAJONES to do so, because it’s tough. But you end up in a place more closely aligned with reality, instead of the little forts you’ve built around your minds that never let in any facts or data or science; only other similar, programmed pseudo-humans masquerading as real people.
        It’s highly unlikely that any of you have the necessary stuff to do this since none of you likely wants to go to the trouble of thinking for yourself. It’s SO much easier to let someone else tell you what to think, isn’t it? A politician, a preacher, a TV personality or talk show host. Your mom and dad. Whoever, just so you don’t have to do it yourself. But the only thing that will save this country from slowly decaying and falling apart just like every other ‘world power’ in history – Assyria, Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc – who thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread and could NEVER be defeated is if people start thinking on their own and looking for ways to move ahead and keep growing and improving and getting better. Going back to the “good old days?” There never were any. EVERY generation has new challenges, and that won’t change because a bunch of narrow minded tools want to keep things the same. Pretending we’re still the only great nation in the world? We’re no longer number one at anything that matters. No society in history has EVER survived on the laurels of former glories, and neither will this one. The only thing we lead the world in is military spending and the rate at which we jail our own citizens for petty infractions. That’s it. We’ll either change with the world as it turns, or get crushed and rolled over by it as it turns without us, just like every other close-minded, arrogant society before us did. It may well take a while, but it will happen; and all your 2nd Amendment rights and 1st Amendment free speech and all the other crap and yada yada you stand on won’t be of any value at that point. We’ll just be ‘has beens’ because people like yourselves wanted to keep yammering about how ‘right’ you were, instead of dealing with reality.
        Like I said, I doubt any of the posters here are up to my little challenge, mostly because you don’t WANT the blinders removed from your eyes in order to see the real world. It’s scary, and you probably don’t have the guts; the cajones. But for the one in a hundred who just might be a bit curious to see what’s actually going on in the world and wants to crawl out of the dung heap, give it a try. You’ll end up meeting truly intelligent people who are far more interesting than the Luddites you’ve been associating with, and you’ll be much more able to start seeing the world as it really is. To those of you who may try, good luck! Come and enjoy reality. For the rest of you, honestly, my heart goes out to you. I know the smell of the s**t you live in because I was there, and it sucks. But you don’t know it until you get out. You can’t tell the difference until you experience it, and NO ONE who has experienced both ever goes back to living in the s**t house. But most of you are too afraid to try, so my sympathies to you, but I can’t stay. Even spending a few minutes electronically close to the place you still live here on the web is too much of a reminder of ignorance I once dwelled in, so I bid you adieu, and good luck as well. You’ll need it

      • Left wing insults with nothing behind it. The law is the law. The U.S. code is quite clear. They committed no crime pure and simple. No treason by definition, no sedition by definition and clearly no violation of the Logan Act. That is why Obama and the DOJ do not proceed. NO CASE. The facts of the letter are true anyway, and VP Biden again agrees that without ratification of the treaty by Congress, Obama’s treaty has no weight . Facts pure and simple. A lot of empty words on your part. If you are so sure the Senators committed a crime by all means prove that they are guilty. Spout off your interpretation of the US Code. Fact is where the truth lies. By all means let us hear your educated legal opinion. Mine came from a law book or two and a discussion with several Constitutional attorneys in DC two of which are Dems. Come on I want to here a real argument about this subject not some vacuous diatribe about someone’s dissilusionment with his decision to change party affiliation.

    • Bill, let go after the “liar” in chief for his trampling of the Constitution every chance he gets. What about all of the lies he tells,every time he speaks.

  13. My, (Patrick James Bayham) aren’t you a vacuous, flannel-mouth? We fought the Revolutionary War to win our sovereignty from England. A REAL constitutional law professor knows “separation of powers” was designed to protect one body from violating the law against the whole. Obama has found what he thinks are loopholes that allow him to be King. Early in his administration, he said on video humerous times, he didn’t have the power to walk past Congress. But now, he is stomping the Constitution, while holding his finger in the air and smirking his way to the global podium. Not acceptable! Unfortunately, complicated cronyism has been standing in the way. The Supreme Court moves like an iceberg. The media has aided and abetted his socialist agenda. Thankfully, Judicial Watch and others have continued a full court press for the truth. Now, (thanks to our former Secretary of State) it looks as if the Associate Press is FINALLY waking up from their fever dreams. Your baseless opinions will not change any minds here, so stop trying. Go Tom Cotton and Trey Gowdy! Real Americans are behind you and our military too. Thanks to Allen West for keeping Americans informed.

    • again,wishing is one thing,but, facts and truth don’t care what you wish.
      I like your passive-agressive nuance, almost as good as Rush Limbaugh, but ,then again, he is irrelevant just like your projection of the bubble world you live in.
      in other words, closing your eyes and wishing really hard for truth and reality to not exist, sounds a lot like praying and we know how reliable that is in reality. wouldn’t you agree or do you prefer to stay willfully ignorant?

      • Hmmm??? I thought you already lowered your “reading age” because your diatribe lacked consistency, couldn’t seem to stick with one topic per paragraph and lacked coherent thought throughout since you talked in circles creating irrelevant nonsense. Don’t tax your brain any further since it’s obvious that logic and writing are obviously not your forte.

      • You assume a lot don’t you? and thank you for your fine example of specially prepare “insults” I shall relish each one as the beautifully polished turds that those little gems are.I’m sure you are very proud of them.I’ll cherish these forever to remind me of how sad your life has become in that your only recourse for human contact is to be online at 3am picking arguments with no basis in reality, hoping beyond hope that they listen, because you know you are right. well, all this will be just noise in the morning.nobody heard you.nobody cares. your bubble world is just fine …good night.
        you are dismissed.

      • ~”Hmmm??? I thought you already lowered your “reading age””~
        and you still didn’t understand it?
        i’m sorry I don’t do baby talk. thanks for playing.

  14. Just wanted to write that this is a clear violation of the Logan Act. All 47 Senators should go to jail. Mr. West, I had high hopes for you, but you are a moron and that is why you lost your re-election to congress. You should learn what honor and honesty are. You are a discredit to officers and the men who make of the officer corps of the United States Army.

    • Well when are Obama’s supporters going to acknowledge the illegal acts of his administration? Like the IRS targeting, the DOJ investigating journalists and whistleblowers, the administration reclassifying a lot of employment positions to deprive those people of protections of whistleblower laws, or all the illegal changes to Obamacare by executive order. So if you are so hot to go after these senators, when are you willing to after Obama? Remember Obama was freezing the Senate out of the negotiations. The Senate has to authorize all treaties.

      • IRS targeting, both groups were targeted and those were suppose to be non-profit educational, not partisan which they were. Why doesn’t fox point out that just as many liberal organizations were investigated as conservative. Yeah, I agree about the DOJ! They went after people that blew the whistle on criminal activity the Bush administration did as well as obama.

        Read the law, its clear, all citizens are subject to this law.

      • Where do you get your information. Exactly how many liberal groups were targeted? How many liberal groups had there application put on hold for years? The fact is the putting the application on hold is worse than denying the application. If the application is denied it can be appealed. If it is just setting in an in box all the applicant could do was wait.

        Please provide a site I can go to to see how many liberal groups were put through the scrutiny that you claim they were.

        “They went after people that blew the whistle on criminal activity the Bush administration did as well as obama.”

        I did not say that Bush did not go after people that leaked information. Here is an article about the Obama administration’s activity: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/ap-case-points-to-complaints-about-some-obama-whistleblower-policies/2013/05/14/5279b562-bcc1-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html

        The Obama Administration declared many more positions to be “sensitive”. In this article one person was an Accounting Technician

      • It’s too bad that almost everything you know is wrong. The IRS targeted conservative groups almost exclusively and the few liberal groups that were targeted were quickly granted charity status. The conservative groups were the ones who were harassed, asked to produce ridiculous amounts of documentation that should have had no bearing on the status of their applications (membership lists, financial records of members? Really?) and ultimately placed their applications in limbo, refusing to rule, or demanding even more records in appropriately.

      • So all of the Democrats 501(c)3 applications were processed within 3 months. The conservative 501(c)3 applications were not only delayed for as many as 3 years, these groups were required to give information to the IRS that they could not legally even ask for. There was blatant politicalization of the IRS promoted by the Democrats.

      • How about Fast & Furious,Benghazi where four Americans were murdered!!!!!Hillary saying “what difference does it make”.

    • You’re wrong!
      The Logan Act doesn’t prevent members of Congress from speaking to foreign governments

      When Pelosi visited Syria in 2007, critics claimed that she had violated the Logan Act, which is a federal law that prohibits U.S. citizens from negotiating on behalf of the United States without authorization. But the law does not appear to bar members of Congress from speaking with foreign leaders.

      According to a 1975 State Department statement, which was noted in a February 1, 2006, report on the Logan Act by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service: “The clear intent of this provision … is to prohibit unauthorized persons from intervening in disputes between the United States and foreign governments. Nothing in [the law], however, would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

    • The Logan Act does not affect the power given the US Senate in foreign affairs. Nor does it affect the Speech and Debate Clause. And try to proseute these men and women and see how fast obama doent have fuel for AF1.

    • The Logan Act doesn’t remove the Senators right to Free Speech. This letter was written by Tom Cotton, signed by 47 Senators and only posted as an open letter on Tom Cotton’s website. He simply explained the difference between a unilateral deal that wasn’t legally binding and a treaty ratified by two thirds of the Senate being a legally binding. From seeing the response by the Iranian Foreign Minister, it seems that he was unaware of the difference since he’s only familiar with a tyrannical and despotic mullah run government and not a representative government.

      The Logan Act doesn’t eliminate members of Senate posting their opinions on a open letter posted on a Senators website.

  15. Two small points. One: Neville Chamberlain was not a Sir, he was Neville Chamberlain M.P. and he was an appeaser who would sell out his nation. Two: It’s not the English Parliament, it’s the Parliament of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    • So if they are 47 PATRIOTS…why are they backtracking now?? McCain saying that he really didn’t know what was in the letter and he signs many letter!!

      • Anger born of frustration is a curse.

        Recognize the commentators who stir up emotional responses for what these people are. These people live in socialist countries, know nothing about God and the Biblical foundation of America. They are paid to monitor the internet and disrupt adult conversations with inane, juvenile ramblings. And if they are residents of this country, they are wholly controlled and dominated by the community organizers that are funded by the progressive socialist organizations intent on tearing down our government standards. The enemy’s face is revealed – a brutish, violent-prone, demented bully, surrounded and infused with mindless evil, needing the salvation revealed by Jesus of Nazareth.

        Think of them as savage many-headed beast-like humans, desperately needing to be saved. See yourself, created in the Divine image, one of the people of God, inspired to be a missionary.

        Your need need to respond is inspired by God. Listen to the voice within, and rely on God’s word as you are led. Satan’s darkness cannot stand against the Light of God’s word. Prayer, and the Word given to you, are the weapons of your warfare at this time… they are the only weapons you require.

      • Victor, with all due respect, please tell that to the trolls who are inciting. They AREN’T living in a social country, they are fellow Americans – and THAT is the problem!

      • I have a prepared message for the socialist progressives, which I occasionally post. Don’t forget the Patriots were opposed by Tories, many of which embraced the new Republic after the revolution – but some moved to Canada or returned to England.

        Tyranny offers a perverted kind of peace with which some people are quite comfortable. Just as some prisoners cannot adjust to freedom after their release, some socialists cannot adjust to controlling their own lives. East Germans are a prime example. When they found that there were no entitlements some chose to return to the security blanket spread by communist Russia.

        I would like to see socialist Americans saved from their deluded master, but until they are, they are the face of the enemies of America and they are intent on destroying our country and continuing the corruption of our children.

      • Thank you for your comment, Flower. I have a prepared message for the socialist progressives which I occasionally post. Don’t forget the Patriots were opposed by the Tories, many of whom embraced the new Republic after the revolution – but some returned to England or fled to Canada.

        Tyranny offers a perverted kind of peace to thoughtless followers. East Germans who stepped into freedom when the wall was torn down, returned to Communist rule when they discovered there were no entitlements to be had.

        I agree that the American socialist progressives must be saved from their deluded thinking – but until they are, they are the face of the enemy of our nation and also the enemy of God.

        The rise of Nazi Germany can teach us much about progressive socialism.

      • You’re absolutely right…and history has a bad habit of repeating itself when people don’t pay attention. That is what’s happening with the left in this country. I live a very quiet life and am an avid quilter, but have been called a “domestic terrorist” because I love America.

      • Jesus of Nazareth was viewed by some others as what could be termed a domestic terrorist, too. When Patrick Henry expressed his feelings about the need for independence from Britain, he was accused him of treason. Name calling is to be expected – however, believers in God are commanded to be patient with the ignorant. Remember, when Jesus was crucified, He said, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do (Luke 23:33-34).

        Your craft is a prayer. May you discover the peace that the Creator has hidden there.

      • The 7 Senators who didn’t sign are all liberal leaning RINOs. Who cares what McCain says. He’s been proving to be more crazy and possibly senile as time goes on. Heck, he and Lindsey Graham wanted to arm Islamic radicals in Syria to oust Assad. Ends up the Islamic Syrian rebles turned into ISIS.

      • WHO THE HELL CARES WHAT McCAIN says> dumbass – get ready to fry. The man is off. Completely disregard anything out of is mouth.

        Are you that stupid to ride with him LOL

  16. I am on the side of Tom Cotton, and I am and have been. Finally someone in the GOP has some “balls” to get things done. He along with another favorite of mine Trey Gowdy is another like “pit bull”. They make a great pair and they could run this Country the way it should be run. You guys go get em.

      • A nuclear armed Iran is a dumb move. Obama and Kerry don’t have the support of Jordan, Israel, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, the Kurds, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar or Egypt. Notice that all of those countries are within striking distance even if Iran doesn’t yet have ICBMs.

  17. Republicans really know how to snatch DEFEAT away from VICTORY! They had democrats on board to create a veto proof group to make sure any deal had to go through congress…and then….47 Senators decided to send a letter!
    Do they want a war and will they be the first ones to GO?

    • Vicctoryy to a sub-human like you in murdering million of jews. If you think obama was going to do good for the US then you have IQ lower than the digits on s snake.

    • Ha! Democrats had a veto proof group? Ha! Since they’d need two thirds of the Senate to ratify a treaty, that would be 67 votes. The Democrats only have 46 seats in the Senate. The Republicans have 54 seats. Then 47 Republicans oppose the Iranian deal. They can’t get a two thirds majority with only 46 Democrats, even if the 7 Senators voted with them.

  18. Iran’s Supreme Leader hit out on Thursday at a letter by U.S. Republican senators threatening to undo any nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran, saying he was worried because the United States was known for “backstabbing,” Mehr news agency reported.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei added at a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and senior clerics that whenever negotiators made progress, the Americans became “harsher, tougher and coarser,” Mehr reported.

    • And of course uncle ruckus doesnt want to offend the ragheads. No, let obama helped them finis what their onkl dolphie was stopped from finishing.
      The only nuke iran deserves would be those delivered by USSTRATCOM.

    • And Iran has a history of totally disregarding any treaty or any U.N. resolution that they have ever agreed to. They can’t be trusted because any negotiations or treaties mean nothing to them. They can’t be trusted.

      • Another gross exaggeration from Uncle Ruckus. A return of sanctions and a strengthening of sanctions could stop them from creating nuclear weapons and ICBMs. The citizens of Iran are not happy under the strict laws of the Mullahs and economic hardship could cause them to revolt and remove these radical Mullahs from power.

        Obama’s way or war is like a CliffsNotes version of an extremely complicated situation that has a myriad of other results from using many other economic tools to stop them.

      • Obama won’t even use the titles Islamic Terrorists and ISIS, instead he stutters ISIL. You want to see the meaning of traitor, look at the faces Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Holder.

  19. Lt Col West NAILED IT once again. Thank you for taking the time to so eloquently putting those great thoughts to word and print.

  20. I love this Hero for standing up for AMERICA, while those who call him a Traitor are the REAL TRAITORS of this Country. Tom Cotton is a REAL “HERO” to me, he put on the Uniform and fought our ENEMIES. Whereas those who called him a Traitor sat behind him and called him names. They’re not only COWARDS, but TRAITORS.

  21. Indict these people. In 2007 the Republican wanted to use the Logan Act
    on Nancy Pelosi and in 1984 the Republicans wanted to use it on Jesse
    Jackson. Lets give the Republicans their own medicine.

    • Jesse Jackson had NO authority to negotiate anything on behalf of the US Government. He was not an elected or appointed official. Pelosi should should be prohibited from speaking in public, every time she opens her mouth stupidity flows out. Remember we need to pass this bill to find out what is in it when talking about Obamacare. That is as backwards a process as there is on earth. Wonder how she would have felt if someone had snuck in an amendment that dissolved her district. Or allowed a popular nationwide vote each fall to permanently removed from office one member of the House and one member of the Senate.

      • SO you think Jesse Jackson had any business in Beirut negotiating with the militia group in power that day. Jackson was a private citizen and had no authority to negotiate anything with any foreign government.

      • Logan Act was named after Senator Logan who negotiated with France the way Jackson did. Senators don’t have anymore entitled to address a foreign government in the name of the American people.

      • This case was not a negotiation, it was a letter saying what could happen. They are going for an executive agreement which is only politically binding, not legally binding. You can bet the Iranian’s understand and will exploit the difference. If carter had done what needed to be done in 1979 or 1980 we would not have this problem now. The Ayatollahs and revolutionary guard should have been hunted down and killed then. Seizing the embassy is an act of war and should have been treated as such.

      • They still addressed it directly to Iran Ayatollahs. And any agreement is binding by international law. And it wouldn’t be with just Iran but also with other countries involved in the talks. Among those countries allies like UK, France and Germany. Cotton is essentially also telling them not to trust America’s word that the next President can renege on America’s commitment. It puts in jeopardizes any previous or future such agreements negotiated by any other President. It’s a dangerous message to send, thankfully no one involved is taking it seriously.

      • An executive agreement is only politically binding. A treaty is legally binding. Iran wants a nuke that is the end game any treaty that does not shut down the centrifuges is a bad deal. Obama lifting sanctions before that a deal is in place is bad because the world may not have the political will to put them back in place. Look up executive Agreement is has very limited power. Look up treaty that document holds much more vpower and is more enforceable. Trusting Iran is a BIG mistake.Get the strongest document possible.

      • If Iran is dead set on building a nuke, sanctions wont make a lick of difference. The only way to make sure is to bomb them. Are the people blustering ready to do that?

      • Sanctions will make a difference. If you cannot sell oil to get currency, you cannot but the supplies to build the bomb. If the people become disgruntled enough regime change will take place.

      • Even if the Senate vote for sanctions. What’s to stop them from selling oil to China or Russia? US is not the World we cannot impose sanctions all by ourselves.

      • That is the reason sanctions should never have been lifted to start with. Selling oil to Russia is out, Russia is a major exporter. Selling oil to China is possible, but China is probably buying from Russia because of ease of transport. If the sanctions had never been lifted which Obama had no legal authority to do with out consulting the Senate, since the sanctions were passed by the senate and signed into law, by another President, even the President is not totally free to ignore or change the law..

    • Joseph Fountain, you are proof that liberals are incapable of logical thinking. So a few angry Republican individuals made remarks about the Logan Act in 2007 and 1984 but it was nothing more than a couple of people speaking out. Nobody actually did anything and you use this as an excuse to paint ALL Republicans as guilty for talk coming from a couple of individuals. Hmmm? They had the right of “freedom of speech” just as Democrats did when they constantly tried to say our own military was losing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars they voted to approve in 2001 and 2002.

      All this grossly exaggerated BS about treason and traitors is just the same. It’s useless and empty rhetoric. Senators have the right to post their views on their own webpages, which is exactly what Tom Cotton did. Democrats just don’t like allowing Republicans to have “freedom of speech” but they don’t hesitate to defend Democrats when they lie.

      • DAMN right!! John Kerry is paving the way for Iran to have a nuclear bomb, you moron! Mr. Cotton was advising Iran that even if they do sign a “deal” with Kerry, it will be null & void in the next presidency!

      • One nuke makes you a target, fifty make you a threat. Make no mistake the best way to negotiate is from a position of strength. Obama is negotiating from a position of weakness, you lift the sanctions after you get what you want, not just to get them to the table.

      • Keep the sanctions and then what? You think that’s going to stop them? Sanctions did not keep stupid, isolated and backward North-Korea from building a nuke. If one thing it motivated them. The Ayatollahs all have kids and nephews that drink Crystal, drive BMW’s, Google stuff, drive BMW’s and listen to rap music. The Revolution has been good to them and they paid a steep price for winning the war against Iraq. Initiatives like that letter and the invite to Netanyahu is what is weakening our position. I had a basketball coah who used to say that bickering on the other team’s bench was a good sign. Tehran is watching.

      • STIFFER sanctions! And yes, they WILL stop Iran!! The people will be all over the mullahs when they can’t buy food!

      • Look at how the “negotiations” With North Korea played out. relaxed the sanctions continued negotiating and the next thing you know they have a nuclear weapon. They even shut down one reactor and then restarted that reactor.

        “The Ayatollahs all have kids and nephews that drink Crystal, drive BMW’s, Google stuff, drive BMW’s and listen to rap music.”

        That statement is so stupid it says a lot about anyone that would even write it down. everything but driving a BMW is illegal in Iran.

        “Tehran is watching.”

        So is the rest of the world. Obama is a lousy negotiator. Obama is so anxious to get a deal he will agree to anything. Iran has no need for a nuclear reactor.Iran is refusing to give up the enrichment facilities, that enrichment is for only one thing nuclear weapons. Iran is setting on a lake of oil, they have enough oil to generate electricity forever without nuclear reactors. The only purpose for Iran to have nuclear reactors and centrifuges is nuclear weapon.

      • Give them time and Iran will build a nuclear weapon. They have been working on delivery systems. Get news from somewhere other than NBC, MSNBC and the Huffington Post.

      • Untilizing free speech to post their opinions on a web page is in no way “treason.” That would be just like saying that Democrats, the same ones who voted for the Afghan and Iran wars (Biden, Hillary, Kerry), who campaigned in opposition to those wars when anti-war protestor John Kerry ran for president in 2004 were committing treason then.

        Oh, that’s right. Rafael X thinks Democrats have the right to free speech but thinks Republicans don’t have any rights at all. When these Senators were individually telling the media they opposed the nuke deal, nobody complained. Yet when they did the exact same thing on Tom Cotton’s website, suddenly you crazy libs start falsely calling it “treason”??? Such nonsense. Such hypocrisy.

        Remember in 2003 when Hillary Clinton said, “I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” Well, it’s patriotic for these Senators to stand up and defend their views, too.

      • Everyone is free to act and look like morons. They didn’t debate the administration. They lobbied a foreign government against their CIC interest. If they disagree they should make their case to the American people and win President. But we all know there’s no chance of that happening so they speak out of place and out of turn. If Obama was really a dictator he would have marched each one of them in front of a camera and put a bullet in the back of their heads. One by one.

      • Yes, Rafael X, you are free to act and look like a moron. How could they debate the administration when Obama and Kerry have been secretive about this deal but the Iranians are the ones who have been leaking parts of the deal to the media.

        To call posting a public letter stating the same thing they’ve been saying in the media for months CANNOT be described as “lobbied a foreign government” and they are defending our country from another foreign policy disaster our “CIC” wants to implement.

        So Obama and Kerry still have the option, as mentioned in Cotton’s letter, to sign a unilateral agreement. Cotton’s letter ONLY tells the truth that Obama would not be able to get a treaty ratified by two thirds of the Senate because too many Senators oppose it.

        Obama didn’t appoint these members of Congress. They were elected by their constituents. I don’t know where you Obama loyalists get this idea that members of Congress were appointed by Obama to do his bidding. What Democrats did that for Bush? It doesn’t make sense for you to be so hypocritical. Read the Hillary quote again.

        These Senators simply told the TRUTH that would not vote to ratify a treaty that the U.N. already said they couldn’t verify if it was being honored and if it wasn’t honored, they couldn’t enforce it. If members of Congress think a president is making a big mistake, it IS their job to stop him. Remember the President and Congress are “co-equal” branches of government. These Congress members were welll within their rights to post a public letter on a website informing the Iranians of the TRUTH that this would never be a ratified treaty.

      • I see. Everything in the letter was TRUE so you think they are guilty for telling Khamenei the truth. Hmmm???

      • It’s a load of BS designed to get people like you drooling. They know it’s not going anywhere. It’s as an empty exercise as the gazillion Obamacare repeals. These guys are jokes and the World is laughing.

      • Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • Screw Obama and all his minions who kiss his Muslim ass.

        http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/03/logan-act/

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • [[ First of all It’s treason ]]

        Wrong again you stupid clod………

        http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/03/logan-act/

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • So all these Senators had already stated their opposition to this Iran deal in interviews all over the media. All they did was collectively reiterate their views by signing Tom Cotton’s letter and posting it openly to the public on Tom Cotton’s webpage. They did not speak directly to anyone in Iran but simply publicized their united views. Nothing illegal about using their freedom of speech.

        Think about it. If they had already made their views public in the media, why would this webpage letter anger Obama and Kerry. The only logical conclusion is that Obama and Kerry were lying to the Iranians and saying they had a “secret” deal with these Senators to support the treaty but that they couldn’t let the voters know. So when these Senators signed and posted the letter on the website, Obama and Kerry could no longer lie to the Iranians about “secret” support from Senators who actually opposed the deal.

      • Wipe your tears pole smoker………………

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

  22. “We need more combat veterans on Capitol Hill because the oath we take has no statute of limitations — and we are fearless.”

    I agree!

  23. “What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better. I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. Speaking out on these issues is clearly part of his job. But to directly engage a foreign entity, in this way, undermining the strategy and work of our diplomats and our Commander in Chief, strains the very discipline and structure that our foreign relations depend on, to succeed.”

    Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/13/tom-cotton-picked-apart-by-army-general-over-mutinous-iran-letter/

    • What about your pal Nancy Pelosi who did almost the same thing, except she did it in person rather than sending a letter. Get real or get GONE, freak!

      • Was nowhere near almost the same thing. Pelosi didn’t go there to tell Al-Assad don’t take Bush seriously. And that anything Bush does can be reversed by the next President.

      • She went there to make nice with America’s enemies … no diff, freak girl. But hey, if you liked what she did, why not go there yourself!!

      • Cotton was doing his job as an elected official! She was making a fool of herself and causing Iran to think even more what fools Americans are! You can’t win this, freak girl. You’re dead wrong in every way!

      • Pelosi was already a Senior Senator while Cotton has two months experience under his belt. He’s the fool. Mccain is already blaming the weather for signing that letter.

        “If Republican senators want to make the point that an Iran deal requires a treaty, they should make that case to the American people, not to the Iranians. Congress simply has no business conducting foreign policy with a foreign government, especially an adversarial one. Every Republican who pictures his or her feet up on the Resolute Desk should fear this precedent.”

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-half-baked-missive-from-the-gop/2015/03/12/ccf10b8e-c835-11e4-b2a1-bed1aaea2816_story.html?hpid=z5

      • What article? What amendment? What in the constitution gave them the power to do it. You can’t explain it so you call me names. You are the freak little girl. What’s sad is that you are actually old and wrinkled.

      • They’re Congress, little girl. THAT gives them the authority to send a letter to another country!

        What’s SAD is that you and your idiot friends support a “president” that is attempting to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons!!

        Go back to doing whatever it is you know how to do, you know NOTHING about politics or this horrific administration!

      • I don’t know anything I’m just quoting Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton. He’s just one soldier that outranks Allen West. I’m just relying on the military chain of command that Cotton has no respect for.

      • Thank you! You’re right! You know NOTHING! Now go back to your sweet little computer games and stay out of the conversation!

      • You can shut me up in your dreams. You haven’t answered any questions or responded to any challenge. Just stomping like a freak little girl. Have someone change that diaper.

      • The more you talk, the more ignorant you appear. Start by reading this:

        http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/contrived-controversy-and-emboldened-iran_884237.html

        Your hero is making America look weak and stupid and that is emboldening them. THANK YOU, little freak, to you and all the low-information voters who thought Obama would be a good thing for America without first finding out what he was all about! The REST of us did the homework, you voted for skin color because you’re an ignorant RACIST!

      • I’m a night owl and will sleep when I feel like it, you aren’t my mother, though I’m sure you’re someones little butt buddy…

        Now, please read the article of the link I gave you…you are morosely ignorant about what you’ve been TRYING to talk about, but been unable to! I’m trying to help you become educated so you at least appear to be less lost in your own empty head!

      • You poor inbred. Read and learn………..

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • Learn something punk…………….

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • Here ya go you ignorant child………….

        http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/03/logan-act/

        …….. Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

      • Cotton was telling Iran what a snake they were dealing with in Obama and gave them the heads-up on the law.

        Obama making nice………..

        http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/06/barack-obamas-top-10-apologies-how-the-president-has-humiliated-a-superpower

        Barack Obama’s Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower

        1. Apology to France and Europe (“America Has Shown Arrogance”)

        Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.[1]

        So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we’ve allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there’s something more that has crept into our relationship. In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.

        2. Apology to the Muslim World (“We Have Not Been Perfect”)

        President Obama, interview with Al Arabiya, January 27, 2009.[2]

        My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.

        3. Apology to the Summit of the Americas (“At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Terms”)

        President Obama, address to the Summit of the Americas opening ceremony, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 17, 2009.[3]

        All of us must now renew the common stake that we have in one another. I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time. While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations; there is simply engagement based on mutual respect and common interests and shared values. So I’m here to launch a new chapter of engagement that will be sustained throughout my administration.

        The United States will be willing to acknowledge past errors where those errors have been made.

        4. Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders (“Some Restoration of America’s Standing in the World”)

        News conference by President Obama, ExCel Center, London, United Kingdom, April 2, 2009.[4]

        I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world. And although, as you know, I always mistrust polls, international polls seem to indicate that you’re seeing people more hopeful about America’s leadership.

        I just think in a world that is as complex as it is, that it is very important for us to be able to forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions. Just to try to crystallize the example, there’s been a lot of comparison here about Bretton Woods. “Oh, well, last time you saw the entire international architecture being remade.” Well, if there’s just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy, that’s an easier negotiation. But that’s not the world we live in, and it shouldn’t be the world that we live in.

        5. Apology for the War on Terror (“We Went off Course”)

        President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.[5]

        Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people. But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us–Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens–fell silent.

        In other words, we went off course. And this is not my assessment alone. It was an assessment that was shared by the American people who nominated candidates for President from both major parties who, despite our many differences, called for a new approach–one that rejected torture and one that recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

        6. Apology for Guantanamo in France (“Sacrificing Your Values”)

        Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.[6]

        Our two republics were founded in service of these ideals. In America, it is written into our founding documents as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” In France: “Liberté”–absolutely–“egalité, fraternité.” Our moral authority is derived from the fact that generations of our citizens have fought and bled to uphold these values in our nations and others. And that’s why we can never sacrifice them for expedience’s sake. That’s why I’ve ordered the closing of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay. That’s why I can stand here today and say without equivocation or exception that the United States of America does not and will not torture.

        In dealing with terrorism, we can’t lose sight of our values and who we are. That’s why I closed Guantanamo. That’s why I made very clear that we will not engage in certain interrogation practices. I don’t believe that there is a contradiction between our security and our values. And when you start sacrificing your values, when you lose yourself, then over the long term that will make you less secure.

        7. Apology before the Turkish Parliament (“Our Own Darker Periods in Our History”)

        Speech by President Obama to the Turkish Parliament, Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2009.[7]

        Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic foundation. This work is never over. That’s why, in the United States, we recently ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. That’s why we prohibited–without exception or equivocation–the use of torture. All of us have to change. And sometimes change is hard.

        Another issue that confronts all democracies as they move to the future is how we deal with the past. The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history. Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.

        Human endeavor is by its nature imperfect. History is often tragic, but unresolved, it can be a heavy weight. Each country must work through its past. And reckoning with the past can help us seize a better future.

        8. Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas (“The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors”)

        Opinion editorial by President Obama: “Choosing a Better Future in the Americas,” April 16, 2009.[8]

        Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My Administration is committed to the promise of a new day. We will renew and sustain a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security.

        9. Apology for the Mistakes of the CIA (“Potentially We’ve Made Some Mistakes”)

        Remarks by the President to CIA employees, CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia, April 20, 2009.[9] The remarks followed the controversial decision to release Office of Legal Counsel memoranda detailing CIA enhanced interrogation techniques used against terrorist suspects.

        So don’t be discouraged by what’s happened in the last few weeks. Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn. But the fact that we are willing to acknowledge them and then move forward, that is precisely why I am proud to be President of the United States, and that’s why you should be proud to be members of the CIA.

        10. Apology for Guantanamo in Washington (“A Rallying Cry for Our Enemies”)

        President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.[10]

        There is also no question that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world. Instead of building a durable framework for the struggle against al Qaeda that drew upon our deeply held values and traditions, our government was defending positions that undermined the rule of law. In fact, part of the rationale for establishing Guantanamo in the first place was the misplaced notion that a prison there would be beyond the law–a proposition that the Supreme Court soundly rejected. Meanwhile, instead of serving as a tool to counter terrorism, Guantanamo became a symbol that helped al Qaeda recruit terrorists to its cause. Indeed, the existence of Guantanamo likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained.

        So the record is clear: Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security. It is a rallying cry for our enemies.

    • Cotton did not undermine Obama’s strategy. In order for someone to undermine your strategy, you must have a strategy.

      • Basically to tell them if they got to sweet of a deal from Obama we will and you do not follow through the sanctions will come back with a vengeance.Obama is useless.

      • We all know the whole exercise is about giving Obama bloody mouth. Conservatives have a history of siding with foreigners over the black President. Putin, Netanyahu, King of Jordan, now the Ayatollahs. We all know what this is really about.

      • Keep humming that tune, it proves your are nothing more than an Obama worshiper. Conservatives oppose Putin’s actions in the Ukraine, however they have more respect for him than they do Obama because he is willing to act. Obama is not willing to act.

        I have more respect for Benjamin Netanyahu than Obama for several reasons, first Netanyahu served honorably in the IDF as a commando. Netanyahu puts the security of Israel above everything else, Obama thinks our borders should be open for anyone that wants to walk across from Mexico. Netanyahu is willing to make the tough decisions in order to do what is best for Israel, Obama only cares about his issues and nothing about the consequences.

        The King of Jordan showed respect for the family of the pilot executed by returning to Jordan and launching air strikes. After giving a statement about the beheading of James Foley, Obama went straight to the golf course. What message does that send to American citizens. Or Obama’s comments about Ferguson Missouri to the international community based on totally false information.

      • Tell your boy and his libtard pals to stop whining about the letter.

        [[ Conservatives have a history of siding with foreigners over the black President. Putin, Netanyahu, King of Jordan, now the Ayatollahs ]]

        Here’s how stupid you are………….still.
        Putin owned Obama’s punk ass in the Ukraine, Israel was always an ally until the Jew hating Muslim took office in 2009, Jordan did what punk ass Obama refuses to do when it comes to ISIS, and the last time I looked, it was Barry Hussein sucking Mullah meat in Iran.

      • There are 4 or 5 different nations negotiating this deal. Funny that the leaders of IRAN knows more about the american constitution than these 47 traitors!

      • The interpet truck driving Obama worshiper. Obama can negotiate anything, but without the Senates approval the treaty is just a piece of paper. The fact is Obama is trying to bypass the senate and if he does they should impeach him.

      • This agreement better be a treaty not just a handshake we are talking about nuclear weapons. The Iranians just promising not to do something is not worht much.

      • Dumb animal……………….

        http://www.lawfareblog.com/201

        …….. Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

    • Thank you for replying; however I am not satisfied with your explanation. My continue search for understanding led me to this. As I understand it, the Congress’ oath of office has been since 1884:
      I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
      If an accurate quote, those 47 patriots were correct in their action. No civil ruler is to be obeyed when that ruler misinterprets the Constitution or places the nation in danger. Merely voicing an opinion is much like watching someone about to step into an open sewer and venturing the opinion to the air that the person is going to be injured if he takes the step, when action is called for. Additionally, it seems to me that veteran of the Army Senator Cotton, might have based his action on the Code of Military Justice:”Military personnel have an obligation and a duty to only obey Lawful orders and indeed have an obligation to disobey Unlawful orders, including orders by the president. The moral and legal obligation is to the U.S. Constitution and not to those who would issue unlawful orders, especially if those orders are in direct violation of the Constitution and the UCMJ.”

      What discipline can be applied here?

      • That is a matter of opinion. Mitt Romney made the case to the American people and lost. Real soldiers respect chain of command. That letter is just sour grapes.

      • Hey stupid. The Senators are not Obama’s soldiers. They are elected reps. The sour grapes are all yours.

      • Good for them. If they back-track, they are cowards. They should join the dim party at that point.

      • I’m not sure where you are going, but the UCMJ seems to be very clear about the matter: “Military personnel have an obligation to disobey Unlawful orders, including orders by the president.” I can understand why some of the senators have backed away from their stance. Resistance in matters such as this is costly. Patrick Henry was the first in colonial Virginia to speak of resistance to the Church of England and he was shouted down with cries of “Treason!” After the revolution he was recognized as a hero. And now he is titled “Lion of Liberty”.

        Thank you for taking the time to respond.

      • Just because he’s POTUS doesn’t mean he follows Constitutional law. Guess you didn’t realize that.

      • This is the reason why I support Senator Cotton and the others. The quote is taken from the article above, but I followed the story in other media:

        President Obama is violating that rule yet again by seeking a nuclear arms deal with the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world — the Islamic Republic of Iran.

        After all, this POTUS called the terrorist murder of the soldiers at Ft. Hood “workplace violence”, and the terrorist murders of the Jews in the delicatessen in France “folks randomly shot by hoodlums”, and defends ISIS by justifying their terrorist activities with the Crusades. I’m surprised he hasn’t claimed the Allies of WWII were wrong to stop Hitler’s march toward world domination.

  24. Gen. Eaton said in describing the matter : “I would use the word mutinous,” said Eaton.

    Would someone please explain to me who is suffering as a result of Senator Cotton’s bold stand? Who is the captain of the ship of state? I thought it was the American people, a number of them believing that the nation has a weak leadership. To whom does Congress owe allegiance? How can military discipline be applied to an elected official? Whose discipline did these brave people breach?

    And one question that I would like answered is: Did these people violate their oath to defend the United States from enemies foreign and domestic?

    I readily admit that I am focused on only one aspect of the events confronting the people – the health of the patriotic spirit and the restoration of the moral and ethical teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to prominence in American life.

    Meanwhile, I urge Patriots everywhere to pray for Senator Cotton and his colleagues. Our Republic and our Liberties are a God-given gift.

    And this IS our republic. In a self-governing society, there is no other place to heap the praise, or to place the blame then on the people themselves.

  25. I hope Senator Cotton runs for president in the near future I would vote for him because he will stand up for his principles unlike so many others.

      • Your hero HIMSELF is a “major phuk up”! He has done NOTHING for this country! There are 47 million more people on the dole now than before he took office! We’re $8 TRILLION MORE in debt than before he took office! He has ignited the entire world on fire with his asinine foreign policies! “Only you guys” would vote for him a second time!

      • You’re the one who can’t stay on topic! Go back to your computer games, you’re a worthless, mindless troll!

      • I don’t know what that is, but I’m not into pills or drugs … you seem quite familiar, perhaps it’s what you should consume …

      • I’m far from collapsing … I have tons of energy and am quite fit for being 110! LOL!! You sorry little asswipe! Now trot your little diapered butt to bed and don’t forget to say your prayers – oh … and don’t forget to do your drugs…

      • Obviously Rafael X of he thinks the empty suit in the Oval office is worth the price of the air that keeps him alive.

      • Hey moron…………

        http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/03/logan-act/

        Although most assume that means without authority of the Executive Branch, the Logan Act itself does not specify what this term means, and the State Department told Congress in 1975 that “Nothing in section 953 . . . would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.”

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  27. What country are some of you people living in? No one is suggesting that Congress shouldn’t determine whether Congressional sanctions against Iran should be reduced or eliminated. The issue is if the UN or the P5+1 decide under international law to enter into a deal, the US Congress has zero authority.

    Cotton made a huge mistake, although it’s hard to blame someone so out of touch with reality. This is a guy who thinks ISIS and the Mexican cartel are a threat to Arkansas.
    The real issue is why Republicans with serious foreign policy credentials like Lindsey Graham or McCain would ever do something this stupid. Both of course have backed away from this as most republicans have realized how non-sensical this idea was. Forget about undermining the President which is secondary in my view – how hard do you think the hardliners in Iran are laughing at us right now. What a complete embarrassment. Republicans talk all the time about strengthening our leadership around the world. Unless they’re planning on going to war with Iran, I’m not sure what the point was of sending a letter to a country we have no diplomatic relations with and which has been condemned and branded by our government as a brutal theocracy which supports terrorism.

    There is a lot of bi-partisan support led by Corker and Kane to insure that Congress has oversight for our policy with Iran. The Republicans should be spending their time and effort putting pressure on Obama through legislation.

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