How dare Senator Cotton speak truth to power! Just because everything in the letter was completely true is no excuse. Senator Cotton has interrupted delicate negotiations which were to conclude with an agreement that could never command even a majority in the Senate, let alone a 2/3 vote needed to ratify a treaty. It was very rude of him and his 46 colleagues to notice that Emperor Barry the Brilliant can't bind the United States to a deal without ratification. Who does Senator Cotton think he is anyway, a Senator or something?
I think Conservatives and Liberals differ greatly in our views of the Iranian regime. When Iranians chant "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," I believe them. Since 1979, the Mad Mullahs have said they are at war with America. And they have backed it up with acts of war starting with taking our embassy in 1979 and then continuing with the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut in 1983 and the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996. More recently, Iran was the major supplier of the deadliest IEDs used against US troops in Iraq. I do not believe for a minute that the Iranian government wants peace. I believe they want world domination, because that's what they say all the time.
One way to keep the price of oil low would be to allow American crude oil to be exported. In the US, existing oil storage tanks are almost completely full. Right now the difference between West Texas Intermediate, the American benchmark oil price, and Brent Crude, the international price, is about $10 a barrel. The prices would be roughly the same if the US could sell crude on the international market. Right now, that’s illegal.
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