Tom Cotton Compares John Kerry And Iran Deal To Pontius Pilate And Jesus’ Crucifixion (VIDEO)

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In the latest rant of lunacy against the Iran nuclear deal, Arkansas Senator “Tehran” Tom Cotton smeared Secretary of State John Kerry by comparing him to Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect who allowed the crucifixion of Jesus.

During an appearance of MSNBC on Thursday morning, Cotton claimed that Secretary Kerry surrendered to Iran by agreeing to the deal that prevents the Islamic nation from getting a nuclear weapon.

As you may recall, Cotton is the Republican who wrote a threatening and embarrassing letter to Iran in an attempt to sabotage diplomatic talks between the Obama administration and Iranian leaders.

And now that a historic deal has been reached between the United States and Iran along with England, China, Russia, France, and Germany, Cotton is desperately trying to demonize the deal every chance he gets because diplomacy is the last thing his defense contractor buddies want.

To that end, Cotton went on Morning Joe and attacked John Kerry as a Pontius Pilate figure who is crucifying Jesus by agreeing to a deal with Iran.

“Iran’s had almost four years to reveal the past military work that they’ve done in their nuclear program,“ Cotton said.

“Again, their Parchin military site is where they’ve tested detonators for nuclear weapons. Now this may have been a firm line that Iran would draw, and the United States negotiating team simply was refusing to draw their own line or walk away from the deal. So John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate. He washed his hands, kicked it to the IAEA, knowing that Congress would not get this information unless someone went out to find it.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

The fact is, this deal is one of the most foolproof diplomatic achievements the United States has negotiated in history and should serve as a prime example of how international politics can work to make the world safer.

Iran is literally giving up their uranium and most of their centrifuges. Plus, Iran must comply with inspections of their facilities, including the Parchin installation. Sure, the findings of those inspections may be off the official record, but that doesn’t mean the White House won’t know of them. The IAEA is tasked with making sure Iran follows the rules. In addition, Russia and China both have skin in the game.

As Marc Belisle of Reverb Press explains:

The so-called ‘snap back’ mechanism, whereby sanctions would be resumed if Iran violates the deal, is flawless. There are two key aspects of ‘snap back’ that make it foolproof. If Iran was suspected by any of the powers signatory to the agreement to be in violation of the agreement, Iran would be referred to a Joint Commission for arbitration. At this point, the Commission would have 30 days to resolve the issue. If it is not resolved, or the Commission does not unanimously agree to extend the 30 day deadline, the UN Security Council will automatically reapply all of the sanctions.

But once it goes to the UN Security Council, Russia and China can dicker with it, use it as an excuse to poke America in the eye, right? Actually, Russia and China have voluntarily agreed to abdicate even the option of a veto on the UN Security Council if Iran reneges on the deal and does not survive Commission arbitration.

In short, if a signatory nation accuses Iran of cheating, Russia and China are powerless to help Iran avoid the UN sanctions that have been crushing to its economy over the last couple years.

This deal was struck specifically to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and to reduce the threat of armed conflict. Of course, war is precisely what Tom Cotton wants so that his defense contractor pals can get rich off the blood shed by American troops that he would gleefully send in to fight yet another unnecessary war pushed for by Republicans.

This deal is the best possible deal the United States and the world could have hoped for. The only ones complaining about it are Republicans and Israeli right-wingers.

No one is going to be crucified because of this deal. If anything, it will prevent blood from being spilled because all the parties involved chose diplomacy over war. Cotton may be angry about that, but the rest of the world doesn’t give a damn about how he feels as long as there is peace.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info


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