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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:25 PM

Valerie Plame Calls Out Hypocrisy Over Response To Iran Nuclear Deal

Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame, who has been a vocal supporter of the Iran nuclear deal, sees some hypocrisy in the outcry against the proposition, she told HuffPost Live on Tuesday.

While President Reagan was revered for his work with the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which was later signed by President George W. Bush, the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran have been much more controversial, Plame pointed out.

"When President Ronald Reagan negotiated some significant arms reduction deals with the then-Soviet Union, he was considered a real hero, someone who was advocating for peace," Plame told host Alyona Minkovski. "Now when we have President Obama leading the administration push to have this deal go through Congress, he's labeled with the [Neville] Chamberlain 'giving in' label."

Plame heralded the nuclear deal as an opportunity to bring Iran back into the international community and pushed back against some of the criticism of the deal.


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The former CIA officer tells HuffPost Live why she supports the proposal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/valerie-plame-iran-deal_55b7f440e4b0224d88345c17?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Valerie Plame Calls Out Hypocrisy Over Response To Iran Nuclear Deal (Original post)
cal04 Jul 2015 OP
AllFieldsRequired Jul 2015 #1
ladjf Jul 2015 #4
DFW Jul 2015 #2
Fred Sanders Jul 2015 #3
Dawson Leery Jul 2015 #5
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #6
Stellar Jul 2015 #7
saidsimplesimon Aug 2015 #14
Uncle Joe Jul 2015 #8
iandhr Jul 2015 #9
BumRushDaShow Jul 2015 #10
spanone Jul 2015 #11
DirkGently Jul 2015 #12
Pharaoh Jul 2015 #13
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2015 #15
Scurrilous Aug 2015 #16
Electric Monk Aug 2015 #17
cal04 Aug 2015 #18

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:29 PM

1. She is of course correct. I think we have come to the point where the Republican and Tea Party

are willing to risk all life on the planet, with a global thermonuclear war, just so they can continue to oppose Obama so they can harm his legacy.

What this deal does is create a far greater chance of no war, what nixing the deal represents is a desire for war and to oppose the President.

Maybe this country was torn irreparably apart the day the black man was elected, maybe there is no way to recover from this.

The racism on the right is simply that strong.

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Response to AllFieldsRequired (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:36 PM

4. The Republicans and Tea Party are pathological criminals.

The sooner the World realizes this, the sooner we can climb out from under their terrible sabotage of the American Government.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:32 PM

2. This was Valerie's area of operations before Cheney outed her

She is very well versed in the field of nuclear proliferation--a LOT more so than the right wing armchair pundits, Fox Noise hacks, or Republican members of Congress who repeat whatever Roger Ailes tells them to.

She also happens to be a LOT smarter than just about ANY Republican member of Congress. How she ended up marrying a Republican, I'll never know, but Joe is too good a guy to have stayed a Republican for too much longer anyway.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:32 PM

3. The illogical and outrageous bullshit of Republicans and Israel is rejected by 99% of the world.

No amount of money spreading any amount of bullshit spreading propaganda insisting the overwhelming stench folks smell are all being delusional, is going to change that irrefutable fact.

Or that 69% of American Jews voted for twice elected President Obama in 2014, which are more Jews than voted for the President re-elected by a minority coalition in Israel in 2015.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:39 PM

5. Valerie Plame was in the field of controlling nuclear arms before

she was outed by the treasonous Bush Junta.

The GOPTea Party would destroy the Earth just to prove their invalid points.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:25 PM

6. K&R! nt

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:40 PM

7. Valery Plame, Jack Black, Norman Freeman and Queen Noor...




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Response to Stellar (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 03:40 PM

14. The Iran deal offered by President Obama is

the only deal on the table for peace. If you want grumpy, war mongers like Graham and McCain to negotiate a deal, you want to send the young members of our military to the hells of death, PTSD, brain damage and other horrible physical and mental challenges.

Of course, you would be amoung the majority of neo-con, chickenhawk Republicans. We have a choice.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:34 PM

8. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, cal.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:57 PM

9. This is nothing new

The far right said the same thing about Nixson when he went to China.


We also had the Birchers who said Ike was a secret communist.

These people have always been f***nuts

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 04:23 PM

10. "Now when we have President Obama leading the administration push..."

...his black face causes the haters to go into fits of idiocy, because blacks can never be equal to whites.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 04:34 PM

11. k&r...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 02:56 PM

12. Yep. n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 01:20 AM

13. They prefer war

 

they want to sell more oil and get rich selling all this military gear.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 06:58 PM

15. What gets me

is how righties are pissing their pants over a country we have not being able to prove even has a SINGLE nuclear weapon, let alone the multitude that a much larger country like the Soviet Union had (and we survived nearly 50 years with). The people I've been arguing with on Facebook keep pointing out that Iran sponsors terrorism and is somehow "irrational", which supposedly makes them supposedly worse than the Soviet Union (as for rhetoric, I suppose they forgot about Kruschev's infamous "We will bury you" comment). Nobody is arguing that Iran is perfect or that this deal solves all of our issues with them but I don't lose any sleep about Iran having a bomb so much as I do nuclear-armed North Korea and it's pretty clearly insane leadership.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 09:21 PM

16. K & R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 09:38 PM

17. START was signed by GWB? No, it was signed by GHWB in 1991.

 

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 10:03 PM

18. Looks like the author got that wrong

thanks for the heads up.

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