Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dumb Ron Johnson wrong again, doubles down on misinformation in letter to Iran's leadership!!!

Dumb Ron Johnson gladly signed on to the much criticized letter to Iran’s leadership, trashing Obama’s power to do anything internationally without their consent. It’s an example of senatorial overreach and bullshit that is beyond words and historical references.

The blissful base were quick to latch onto their leaderships talking points. With no sense of curiosity to double check the facts or explore the reasons why people are saying what they are saying, right wingers are now fumbling around trying to save face. Twisting in the wind so to speak.

The 47 senators who signed onto political newcomer Tom Cotton’s naive and factually inaccurate letter to Iran’s leadership didn't just destroy their credibility, but it made them look completely irresponsible and shockingly incompetent. 

That pretty much fits Ron Johnson’s profile.


PolitiFact is saying something completely different:
"The Iranian parliament has the authority to ratify treaties, but a possible nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 will be a political agreement, not a treaty," said Alireza Nader, a senior policy analyst at RAND Corporation.
The same is true of our president and senate:
Our ruling: Johnson said, "The Iranian parliament will get to say yes or no" on the nuclear deal.

This is incorrect on two accounts. Experts said the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran won’t require ratification by Iran’s parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly. It’s possible the deal will be contingent on Iran’s ratification of a previous international nuclear agreement, which might require the assembly’s approval, but the body won’t weigh in on the deal currently being worked on.

And even if it did, it would be entirely symbolic, as the assembly is heavily influenced by the Supreme Leader on foreign policy matters. We rate the statement Mostly False.

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