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  •  Would it be? Or would it instead be crafted (3+ / 0-)
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    liberte, TheDuckManCometh, slothlax

    into a UN Security Council resolution?  As long as we can keep Russia+China on board, the UN Security Council resolution is both more viable and has better enforcement mechanisms than the treaty route, and it could also be preferable to Iran because it would spare them a vote in their Masjid on the final resolution - it would simply be President indicating assent to the resolution and then engaging in whatever had to be engaged in legislatively to modify their internal nuclear regime.

    Honest-to-G-d treaties are very rare these days because many states have provisions like our Senate supermajority requirement and they can get jammed up at home in all sorts of local political chaos.

    Having said that, surely a permanent agreement would involve an unwinding of the sanctions regime, which I'm willing to guess is in part - if not large part - statutory.  That would have to get through Congress and would be subject to some viciousness in the House.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 05:50:38 PM PST

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