Thankfully Senator Murphy has just spoken out against the Senate resolution that hopes to lead to war on the people of Iran. Our other Senator is one of the richest pigs in Congress. Blumanthal lied to get elected and lied about his service in Vietnam. He avoided serving in the Vietnam war--like Dick Cheney he had five deferments.
This diary is mostly to inform the community about what Senator Murphy just said on MSNBC.
“What this is really about is about engaging in some confidence-building, and the problem with the Senate and the House potentially stepping in and putting forth a new round of sanctions is that it starts to nibble away, eat away at that confidence, which has been sorely missing.This was said in reference to the Nov. 24 deal reached between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva.
“What we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the Iranian people — who are frankly way more pro-American than people might think — that we aren’t really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want.
“The hard-liners are isolated right now in Iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up with the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future.
“This is about building confidence with the negotiators on the Iranian side but also the Iranian people.”