The ’24-Day Delay’ And Other Lies About the Iran Deal

Via Media Matters (the entire article is worth reading).

Remember how the Tea-GOP took advantage of the complexity of the ACA to invent “death panels” and other fictional features they said were in the law? Political allies of Israel’s right-wing extremist government are trying to play the same game with the Iran deal.

Most people don’t understand the details, so liars such as Senator Chuck Schumer think they can get away with falsely claiming there is a “24-day delay” for nuclear site inspections, and other made-up reasons to be against peace and for an unprovoked attack on Iran. Senator Schumer vociferously supported the illegal invasion of Iraq, and apparently has learned nothing from that decade-long fiasco.

For the record, the consensus of the U.S. intelligence community and even the Israeli Mossad is that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program. The Iranian government ruled out development of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as inconsistent with Islam back in the 1980s.

Certain foreign governments would like the USA to start a war of aggression against Iran, a country of 77 million people that’s larger than Alaska and halfway around the world. And they want to sell us a bullshit story about nonexistent nuclear weapons. Americans would have to be breathtakingly stupid to go for that a second time.

More info:
Chuck Schumer is running from TV cameras for first time in his career after rejecting Iran deal

UPDATE:
Josh Marshall explains why the so-called “24-day delay” is a phony issue.

The people making the biggest stink about this are phrase-makers from RNC, AIPAC and the various other billionaire-backed, stood-up advocacy groups fighting the deal. Virtually every nuclear expert and weapons scientist does not see it as a problem.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on August 12, 2015 - 9:30 am

    This is just Chuck Schumer blowing a kiss to Benjamin Netanyahu. I don’t think he ever intended to do any differently. It’s time for him to spend more time with his family and let America be America.

    • #2 by Richard Warnick on August 12, 2015 - 10:48 am

      The conventional wisdom says that Senator Schumer’s defection won’t result in losing enough Dem votes to destroy the peace deal. But he has taken a risk, siding with the warmongers.

  2. #3 by Richard Warnick on August 13, 2015 - 9:22 am

    Robert Greenwald: Is Schumer Setting Us on Another Path to War?

    The reality is that those calling for “a better deal” have never offered a viable plan on how to get one. Opposing this deal and offering no alternative is putting us on the path to war, which we all know will come at a tremendous cost.

    • #4 by Larry Bergan on August 13, 2015 - 10:50 pm

      Greenwald is usually right about things that take the media years to figure out. This isn’t good news.

  3. #6 by Richard Warnick on August 14, 2015 - 9:45 am

    House Dem: Iran Deal Is First Time I Will Be Able To Vote For Peace In 20 Years

    Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) offered a pretty good reason Thursday for his support of the nuclear deal recently negotiated with Iran.

    “After two decades in Congress, this is the first time I will be able to vote for peace, not just against war,” he said in a statement.

    Amen to that!

    • #7 by Larry Bergan on August 14, 2015 - 10:57 am

      Amen and Amen!

      They’d have us believe It’s simply un-American.

  4. #8 by Richard Warnick on August 20, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    Vox Explains How Conservative Media “Are Lying” About Inspection Wait Times In Iran Deal

    In an August 19 article, Vox explained that while “conservative media have hammered” at the idea that “nuclear inspectors must wait 24 days before visiting any place in Iran that is not a declared nuclear site,” their fearmongering “is all largely false.” In reality, as Vox noted, the Iran deal requires that Iran allow access to inspectors within 24 hours, and even if Iran delays access, the radiation required to build a bomb will be “detectable long after 24 days.”

  5. #9 by Larry Bergan on August 20, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    During Trumps interview with Chuck Todd, Trump seemed to be fairly sane in his approach to foreign affairs for a minute, but then Todd asked him who he’d go to for advise…

    John Bolton.

    Holy shit!

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