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  •  I think that this time AIPAC (6+ / 0-)

    I think that this time (quite unusually), AIPAC has come to the conclusion that they might get more political negatives than positives if their pet sanctions bill passes than if it gets sidelined for the near-future. Especially as President Obama would simply veto it: and despite the supposed near-unanimity over tough-talking Iran (the Republican letter about "overwhelming support" for Kirk-Menendez is probably, like most GOP claims, full of fecal matter), it's doubtful whether it would be overridden. Even less so know that the opposition has pretty much solidified.

    I've always thought the Iran-sanctions push was mostly a dick-swinging contest by AIPAC, its enablers, and the neocon ex-Bush war crowd to show That One In The White House who really runs the show regarding US Middle East policy. Fortunately, President Obama and his Administration have hung tough, and the war-floggers have now had to beat a measured retreat.  Good.

       

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