TEHRAN, Iran (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for President Obama to retract a statement he made Wednesday saying members of Congress who opposed the Iran nuke deal had something in common with Iranians who chanted “Death to America” in the streets of Tehran.
Obama made the comments in a speech at American University in Washington while going after critics of the deal, who he said were “selling a fantasy” to the American people. “In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo,” Obama said. “It’s those hardliners chanting ‘Death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.”
But no Republican is more outraged than the Iranian hardliners themselves.
In the streets of Tehran, thousands of hardliners marched and chanted “Obama, retract your statement ” and “We are no Republicans!”
Leaders of the march said it was the biggest insult to them and their cause to be compared to dumb, clueless and do-nothing Relublicans. “We’re better off than them,” they said.
A spokesperson for The White House said Obama was preparing a statement apologizing to the Iranians.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney lashed out at Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton is coming to the defense of the president.
In a recent radio interview, Cheney criticized Obama over the Iran deal framework put in place last week.
Cheney, who accused Iran of having “one of the most radical regimes in history” and being “sworn to destroy Israel,” told radio host Hugh Hewitt the deal will be a “burden” on the next occupant of the White House. “This is a totally radical regime that is the premiere sponsor of state terrorism in the world, and Obama’s about to give them nuclear weapons,” Cheney said. “I can’t think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here.”
Reacting to Cheney’s statement, Hillary Clinton went on the same radio program this morning and said:
‘I have some news for Mr. Cheney. As the next occupant of the White House, I can assure the former vice president that what Obama did is not going to be a burden at all to me. What the president did was totally cool!’