Liberals Bernie Sanders And Al Franken Stand With Obama In Support Of Iran Nuclear Deal


Senators Bernie Sanders and Al Franken are standing with President Obama by praising the progress towards a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) said, “While much more work remains to be done this framework is an important step forward. It is imperative that Iran not get a nuclear weapon. It also is imperative that we do everything we can to reach a diplomatic solution and avoid never-ending war in the Middle East. I look forward to examining the details of this agreement and making sure that it is effective ‎and strong.”

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called on Congress to give the negotiators more time to finish the agreement, “Americans want to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and they would prefer to do it through diplomacy rather than military action. This breakthrough agreement is an important step toward that goal. I believe that Congress now should give our negotiators time and space to work out the details of a strong, verifiable comprehensive agreement.”

Democrats and liberals get it. Republicans are trying to sabotage any Iran nuclear agreement because they want a new war in the Middle East.

President Obama laid out the options for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program during his statement today:

For the fact is, we only have three options for addressing Iran’s nuclear program. First, we can reach a robust and verifiable deal — like this one — and peacefully prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

The second option is we can bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, thereby starting another war in the Middle East, and setting back Iran’s program by a few years — in other words, setting it back by a fraction of the time that this deal will set it back. Meanwhile, we’d ensure that Iran would race ahead to try and build a bomb.

Third, we could pull out of negotiations, try to get other countries to go along and continue sanctions that are currently in place or add additional ones, and hope for the best — knowing that every time we have done so, Iran has not capitulated but instead has advanced its program.

Congressional Republicans are firmly in the camp of option # 2. The GOP has made it clear that they will not support any deal that President Obama negotiates. In part because it is associated with Obama, but also because some Republicans believe that Iran is the great evil that must be defeated in military battle.

Republicans have turned the Iran deal into a partisan issue, and some key liberal voices are already standing with the President. The vast majority of Americans want a diplomatic solution. Behind the Republican talk of a good or bad deal, the question boils down to war or no war?

Liberals and Democrats speak for a majority of Americans who are rejecting the Republican calls for new U.S. war in the Middle East.

17 Replies to “Liberals Bernie Sanders And Al Franken Stand With Obama In Support Of Iran Nuclear Deal”

  1. Of course they do! They are not only the very image of sanity in politics but they also have a firm grasp on what being a true American patriot is all about. Next will come in response the almost unfathomable insanity and hate filled spittle covered rhetoric of the Republicans and their barely human companions the Christian Conservative Reich Wing.

  2. Oh, how I love this president. Diplomacy must always be tried first before we send more of our sons and daughters to die in the middle east. Thank you Mr. President and Mr. Secretary. Who cares what the war hawks want. They will never rid of their thirst for war profiteering, making them the scum of this earth.

  3. Every time we go to war on anything, war against other countries, war against poverty, drugs or anything we get more war & more not less of whatever the problem.

    The GOP is a huge problem but neither they or the US has EVER made them accountable for their words or actions & expecting them to behave with dignity & respect befitting their positions in the congress & senate is as delusional on the Democrats part as the RW Fringe’s latest conspiracy theory. Until the GOP is held accountable for their actions, nothing will change.

    Also since half the GOP believes Obama isn’t even a US citizen & is an illegitimate president, therefore, anything he does is never to be trusted b/c it’s unlawful they continue to do everything in their power to sabotage these negotiations as they think they will only make Obama look bad. They could care less if the US looks like a fool as long as Obama does.

  4. well Obama stopped Iran from getting the bomb and NOT one American soldier had to sacrifice his life to get it done!

  5. All war does is make more money for the rich. The GOP has shown they care nothing for the military personnel who risk their lives dying in their senseless wars, the veterans who return home to the US with huge medical & psychological problems or their families & loved ones.

    Since the GOP keeps looking for hate & a reason to not trust that’s all they’ll ever find. I prefer a vision of hope & change, the very (popular) platform Obama ran on & Palin scorned & mocked. I find it hard to live each day without a sense of hope that tomorrow will be better.

  6. Hooray!! that’s my Senator standing along with Sanders and behind our Pres!!!!!
    Thank you Senator Franken and Senator Sanders..

  7. But, but, what about the Arms Dealers? Won’t anyone ever think about their needs? It’s not easy getting by on a few billion a year!

  8. Apparently there are nine Dem senators who are siding
    with the repug diplomatic saboteurs. Can you believe it?
    Are they trippin’?

  9. Believe it or not even Bill O’Reilly of Fox agrees with Sanders and Franken and stands with Obama.

  10. maybe some Americans are waking up. The Republicans want war and to hell with WE THE PEOPLE. Their attitude is so a few thousand young American Military Men and Women get murdered They don’t give a damn the last war’S were for nothing but murder of young people.

  11. As despicable as wars and warmongers are; we must not forget that the USA’s military is the #1 employer in the world. Ciao.

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