January 21, 2015 4:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is accusing the White House of siding too much with Iran in nuclear negotiations.

Menendez made the comment during a hearing on the Iran nuclear talks following Tuesday’s State of the Union address, in which President Barack Obama warned that he would veto any new sanctions bill Congress may put forward.

“The more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran,” Menendez said. “And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization, when they are the ones with original sin — an illicit nuclear weapons program going back over the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on.”

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16 responses to Menendez: Obama’s Iran Talking Points ‘Straight Out Of Tehran’

  1. tracey marie January 21st, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    WTF! illicite, who the hell are you or this country to set the rules, we used WMD and we now torture thanks to bush. Sit your fat ass down and behave you traitorous sycophant to the right

    • rg9rts January 22nd, 2015 at 2:32 am

      PIQUE…..pum pum

  2. arc99 January 21st, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Sen. Menendez did not make the catastrophic mistake so many fellow Democrats did. He joined the most liberal wing of the party in opposing the war in Iraq. So I suppose his foreign policy credentials have earned him the right to be heard. We should lend an ear to anyone who was smart enough to realize that conservatives were dead wrong on Iraq.

    Still, I have to wonder what his proposal is going to be. Sanctions alone are never going to resolve the problem. Look at North Korea, they have been sanctioned to the extent that virtually the only thing they can import is oxygen, and they still work towards having operational nuclear warheads.

    • trees January 21st, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      This president has been a complete failure in attempting to prevent a nuclear weapons armed Iran. Why don’t you go ahead and admit that you believe an Iranian regime with nuclear weapons is an inevitable reality.

      • arc99 January 21st, 2015 at 10:59 pm

        how many trillions of dollars and how many military and innocent civilian casualties are you willing to incur in order to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon?

        no spin, no right wing BS, specific numbers.

        talk is cheap. you right wingers have no solutions and no ideas other than whining about the President. so tell us your plan and what it will cost America in blood and treasure.

        • trees January 21st, 2015 at 11:50 pm

          We’ll put you down as voting in favor of a nuclear armed Iran. Your decision to not answer was an answer in itself.

          Now, what would I do?

          Imposing economically crippling sanctions, and adhering to negotiations timeline that would be unwavering would be the first steps, and, in addition, all options would be on the table.

          All options would be on the table.

          Refuse to abandon your ambition to acquire nuclear weapons?

          Then you force me to take action, the scope of which is unlimited in its potential for causing harm to your regime.

          When I draw a red line, it means something.

          • arc99 January 22nd, 2015 at 12:16 am

            and I will put you down as lying about my beliefs.

            did I say I favor a nuclear armed Iran? no, like so many right wingers you make up pure bullsh*t out of thin air and then attack your own fiction.

            no I do not think it is inevitable that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. I do think that the price of preventing it is far higher than most Americans are willing to pay.

            Iraq cost us $2trillion and 35,000 dead and wounded. Iran with Iraq next door providing safe haven for Shia militias, and the likelihood that none of our NATO allies would participate in any military solution will cost us more.

            how many trillions of dollars and how many military and innocent civilian casualties are you willing to incur in order to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon?

            Unlike you, I do not need to lie about the opposing view to state my case. However your refusal to answer my direct question is noted and so typical of you folks. All emotion and no objective analytical information to back up your hysteria.

          • whatthe46 January 22nd, 2015 at 12:39 am


  3. craig7120 January 21st, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Gotta have something on tape that sounds tough if you’re interested in a vp job

  4. fahvel January 21st, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    one more member in the really stupid group.

  5. Wayout January 21st, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    We finally have a Democrat who isn’t drinking the Obama Kool-Aid anymore.

    • arc99 January 21st, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      first of all, there is no such thing as a “Democrat President”

      it is a shame that right wingers did not follow Sen Menendez’s example of a decade ago by refusing to drink the Bush/Cheney/Rove kool aid that cost us $2trillion and 35,000+ dead and wounded military for weapons that did not exist.

      • whatthe46 January 21st, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        like he cares. its called selective memory.

        • allison1050 January 22nd, 2015 at 4:23 am

          I think that he’s lost his mind.

    • rg9rts January 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 am


  6. Bunya January 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Really? Another politician instigating a fight with Iran? It amazes me that Menendez thinks only Iran has illicit nuclear weapons. Did he think Russia, China or the USA for that matter, didn’t hide some bombs under the bed when the inspectors came around? Give me a break.