I did not vote for President Obama, Joe Biden is a punch line and I disagree with most administration policies. Nevertheless, I am incensed by the 47 Republicans who wrote to Iran’s leaders attempting to scuttle a nuclear treaty with Iran.
As Paul Waldman wrote recently in the Dallas Morning News, the letter is shamefully disrespectful of the office of the presidency. Waldman, a senior writer at The American Prospect, asks, “Imagine what those same Republicans would have said if Democratic senators had tried to such a thing when George W. Bush was president?”
When presidential candidate Richard Nixon in 1968, he secretly communicated with South Vietnam trying to scuttle peace negotiations by the Johnson administration. It worked: The war dragged on for another seven years. Many believed Nixon committed treason.
If the rogue letter wrecks negotiations with Iran and gives that country unfettered access to nuclear weapons, someone should go to jail.
My issues are not the Obama administration or nuclear talks. It is with the dishonorable lack of respect for public office and the democratic process. The letter reminds me of YouTube videos of third-world legislative bodies physically fighting. Has America stooped to a third-world nation?