Honorable Man, Dishonorable Deal
All our officials give their word to defend the Constitution. Only some of them mean it. General James Mattis is one of them.
Gen. Mattis on the Iran Deal:
“I think it is an imperfect arms control agreement — it's not a friendship treaty. But when America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies.”
I agree completely.
But America never gave her word.
Barack Hussein Obama illegitimately gave his word, not America. In fact, America was specifically prevented from giving her word.
America "gives her word" on treaties through the Senate's Advise and Consent power. The Constitution require senators, two from each state, to agree by a two-thirds vote for the specific purpose that our word as a nation is broad-based, authentically given as a nation. Not on the whim of single tin-pot potentate.
Obama subverted that authentic national consent by calling this Treaty an "Executive Agreement". It is, in fact, a One-Man Diktat, a Dear Leader-style subversion of the Constitution never before seen in this Republic.
Furthermore, Obama conspired with Iran, Russia and other foreign entities to lie to the American people about the terms of this Pre-Emptive and Unconditional Surrender--and the lying is still underway to this very moment.
And if I'm not mistaken, it is an "Executive Agreement" not even signed by Iran's executive, essentially making it a deal Obama cut with Obama. Perfect.
And then handed to his Ayatollah as a gift.
There was not even simple majority support in the Senate for this madness, let alone the super-majority support envisioned by the Framers. This is why we take an oath to defend the Constitution.
America is not obligated because America never consented.
America was prevented from giving her word...until she finally got to speak on Election Day.
That election result is America's word on the subject, and that is what should be honored.