Friday, April 11, 2014

The Do-Nothing Congress Does Something

Here’s some cheering news.  From the New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday said it would bar an Iranian diplomat nominated as United Nations ambassador from entering the country, in a rebuke to Iran at a time when the United States is engaged in delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.  (“White House Says No Visa for Iran’s U.N. Envoy”)

The Times being what they are, (no pun intended), they’re trying to make this the president’s idea, but it was almost all Congress’s doing.  The original bill was sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, and Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican.”

The main thing is, Iran’s gesture of contempt in trying to send one of the original 1979 embassy hostage-takers to the United States to show they can insult us on our own soil has been stopped.


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