The headline: "Dems raise pressure on Obama over Iran nuclear deal."
It's all CYA. They want to look like Obama is the one giving away the store, but the fact is Democrats realize the only way they can hang on to power is through a catastrophe -- and a nuclear-armed Iran is a catastrophe.
From the Hill:
Top Senate Democrats are issuing hard-line demands for a nuclear deal with Iran, highlighting the challenge facing the Obama administration in securing congressional approval for one of the president’s top foreign policy priorities.
The administration faces a Tuesday deadline for securing a deal with Iran, and it must send text of the deal to Congress by Thursday to trigger a 30-day clock for lawmakers to review it.
If Thursday’s deadline is missed, lawmakers will have 60 days to consider it, which could allow opposition to build.
It does not appear that the emerging deal will meet all of the demands from Republicans and Democrats, including calls for “anytime, anywhere” inspections in Iran.
That could make it tougher for the administration to prevent 67 senators from voting to disapprove of it.President Obama is a figurehead. He has nothing to do with these negotiations. John Kerry does. Blame the Democratic Party, not Obama. Democrats are trying to undo everything Ronald Reagan did and one of the things Reagan and George W. Bush did was get Iran to behave itself.
Iran is taking over Iraq through its Islamic State subsidiary and Saudi Arabia is next. Iran nukes are courtesy of China via its North Korean subsidiary. When Iran nukes up, the House of Saud will have to turn to its most reliable ally in the region for nukes.
Those who say the United States should not be the world's policeman ought to visit Baltimore. That's the goal. That's teh game. Democrats are talking tough but they are softer than grandma's lap.