Normally a treaty must be ratified by a 2/3 vote in the Senate. The only Congressional action about Iran does the OPPOSITE: requires 2/3 vote to BLOCK the Iran deal. A very hard bar to achieve. Aipac must be involved. They have seem reluctant to OPPOSE Obama. Hopefully now it is changed. This will be a catastrophic deal that must be blocked
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 05:08 AM PDT
Until now the Obama administration seemed to have domesticated and neutered AIPAC, the proudly pro-Israel lobbying group. Michael Oren’s memoir Ally, published this past Tuesday, confirms this impression.
Attending the annual AIPAC Minnesota dinner in Minneapolis last month, however, I was struck by the strong position taken on the imminent Iran deal. AIPAC set forth five criteria for an acceptable deal that would obviously obligate the organization to oppose the deal. I wondered: would AIPAC follow through? and if not now, when?
Last week AIPAC posted its five minimum criteria for an acceptable agreement. Eli Lake reports here, adding details and context to the story.
AIPAC articulates the five criteria as follows:
These five are, to repeat, minimum criteria. Taking what is said here at face value, each of the five is essential from AIPAC”s perspective.
I think that Obama is about to go 0 for 5. AIPAC is about to go into opposition.