Subsidizing Iran's Nuclear Program
|More Money for Iran - More Debt for America|
The nuclear deal requires Iran to dispose of its heavy water. Fine. So dispose of it. Why do we have to buy it?
Once again, the Obama Administration is going out of its way to accommodate the Iranians, while the mullahs in Tehran are doing everything they can to frustrate and insult us. Many now believe we are directly subsidizing Iran's nuclear program.
That has led to widespread anger on Capitol Hill. But there is not enough anger to convince Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on the issue.
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas proposed an amendment to the Department of Energy appropriations bill that would prohibit the administration from spending any money to purchase Iranian heavy water.
But rather than go on the record for or against Sen. Cotton's amendment to prevent the United States from directly subsidizing Iran's nuclear program with heavy water purchases, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats are filibustering the entire energy bill.
By the way, after Democrats shut down the important business of government, they nevertheless found the time to pass a resolution by Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) honoring deceased pop icon Prince. And Washington wonders why so many Americans are angry!
Not to be outdone, the White House's response to Senator Cotton's amendment was dismissive and disrespectful. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday, "Sen. Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water. I'm confident that he couldn't differentiate heavy water from sparkling water."
Earnest should be fired. Sen. Cotton is a Harvard educated lawyer who volunteered to serve in the Army. He declined an automatic commission as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, eventually earning that rank by serving two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division.
But I won't hold my breath waiting for Earnest to be disciplined. This administration's contempt for the military is well-established.
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families
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