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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Donald Trump has long trashed the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement as "the worst deal ever," a "disaster" that didn't cover nearly enough of the Islamist-led country's nefarious behavior. In recent weeks, however, the president has indicated that the Barack Obama-era deal might not be so bad after all.

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Yes sir, I am a Master Negotiator!

-Cheetolini

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-17 05:39 PM | Reply

Hey, TonyRoma says #1 proves you are me!

-Me

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-17 08:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

On topic, it is interesting to me that this article pops up just as it leaks that back channel talks may be going on between envoys for the US and Iran.

The basic terms may be similar but my guess is that the Trump Admin is going to insist on a more stringent inspection regimen and a ban on missile tests if there is a deal to be made.

I do agree, however, that Trump will declare any deal made as much better than Obama's, because that is how he rolls.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-17 08:40 PM | Reply


@#3 ... The basic terms may be similar but my guess is that the Trump Admin is going to insist on a more stringent inspection regimen and a ban on missile tests ...

The more stringent inspection regimen is moot if Iran were as compliant as the prior inspections showed. Not a biggie, in my eyes.

The ban on missile tests is outside what the prior agreement had. The stated goal of the prior agreement, and what the inspections confirmed, was that Iran stop development of a nuclear device. Missile testing was not a part of it, even though many Republicans often state erroneously that Iran was violating the agreement by doing the missile testing.

Fmr Pres Obama had a very focused goal for the Iran agreement, and achieved that goal.

It will be interesting to see what Pres Trump comes up with, and whether or not it was necessary to dump the prior agreement in order to get the new agreement.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-17 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This doesn't include another pallet-o-cash.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-17 10:34 PM | Reply

The orange sloth's games includes tearing up agreements which he doesn't understand, changing the name, getting someone else to write another agreement quickly, essentially copying the original. Then getting in front of the camera and declaring victory. He does the same thing every time he loses a court case. But who in their right mind would willingly enter any agreement with our lying, racist, vile pig of a President? Only Putin gives him money. Money os all he really cares about.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-17 10:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


@#5 ... This doesn't include another pallet-o-cash. ...

Iran's money was already released to them as a result of the original agreement, how could it be released again?

Did Pres Trump lock up some of their money when he backed out of the agreement?


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-17 11:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5


@#6 ... But who in their right mind would willingly enter any agreement with our lying, racist, vile pig of a President? ...

I wouldn't have used quite those adjectives, but yeah. Good point.

Why would Leader Kim enter into an agreement with Pres Trump, when Leader Kim has seen how little Pres Trump respects such agreements?

If Leader Kim does enter into an agreement, he may do so with the understanding that he can just back out when it serves him well, just as Pres Trump does.

With that in mind, how much gravitas does any agreement with Pres Trump really hold?


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-17 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This doesn't include another pallet-o-cash.

#5 | Posted by visitor_

No, just more pallets-o-schitt from Trumpers trying to spin this as anything other than the garbage heap of a PR scam it is.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-17 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@2

We are one.

#10 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-18 12:37 AM | Reply

Cheetolini is going to buckle, the only reason that he walked away from the Agreement was because he couldn't stand that Obama did it in the first place. There may be a few changes like the NAFTA redux, but its all going to be window dressing.

#11 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-18 12:39 AM | Reply

It'll sound like this:

"I just spoke with the mullah, a beautiful man. He's very....we a have a very special thing, we'll see. People say, ...they're saying good things. Obama's deal was bad, very bad. I think we have something special."

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-18 12:46 AM | Reply


@#11 ... There may be a few changes like the NAFTA redux, but its all going to be window dressing ...

That's pretty much what I've been reading on the financial sites, that Pres Trump's NFTA-2 is not really a big change in what it covers, but a huge change in the marketing of it.

"It's how you sell it, not what it is."

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-18 12:55 AM | Reply

Trump's been on a tear to destroy the Obama administration since the very beginning. So he put the country through hell (war footing) just so he could get his name on something Obama did.

WHAT a petty, insecure, miserable creep. He just can't stand the throught that Obama was the best president we've ever had while Trump will go down in history as the worst.

For his next routine, maybe Trump will claim that the killing of Osama bin Laden was all staged for publicity. (Some of his base already believe that anyway.) Then Trump can send some imaginary SEALS on an imaginary top secret mission to capture/kill the REAL 911 mastermind that tried to destroy the country he loves so much. Because TRUMP is the only one who knows where he's hiding.

Let's see, what else can Trump claim? That Obama had the SEALS he used, especially the one who did the double-tap, killed in a "helicopter crash?"

Yeah, that would top it off. No live witnesses.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-18 03:55 AM | Reply

"@2
We are one.
#10 | POSTED BY LEFTCOASTLAWYER AT 2019-07-18 12:37 AM"

Are you the Walrus?

#15 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-07-18 04:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

RE: #12 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-07-18 12:46 AM

Hilariously Newsworthy!

#16 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-07-18 04:23 AM | Reply

RE: #8 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2019-07-17 11:18 PM

We can be certain that the Chinese are watching (very closely!) how President Trump treats agreements.

#17 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-07-18 04:25 AM | Reply

TRUEBLUE

They watching the countdown clock ~ just like everybody else. No real economic power like China would risk their country's future based on an "agreement" with a clump of clay like Trump.

Stability is the name of the economic game and Trump is light miles away from being stable.

or any other synonym in the dictionary that means he's a backstabbing, self-serving, blithering grifter with a broken moral compass.

It runs in the family, ya' know.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-18 04:55 AM | Reply

getting someone else to write another agreement quickly, essentially copying the original.

#6 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING

Sooo... You're saying Melania wrote it?

#19 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-07-18 07:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You forgot the airquotes, GTB.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-18 07:59 AM | Reply

In Trump's view it will be better because a white guy did it.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-18 08:28 AM | Reply

Bingo, DANNI

But it has to be a white guy named Trump did it.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-18 10:04 AM | Reply

This is awesome. This article is almost an EXACT replica of Obama when he was saying how bad W was but then used all of W's programs to fight the economic disaster that Clinton caused. Yet, why won't Libs accept this hypocrisy and admit that they do the same thing as Reps...especially when all the proof is an easy click away to see?

#23 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-18 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"In Trump's view it will be better because a white guy did it."

You talk about race more than he does, which just shows that you are more racist than he is. It's a shame people like you exist but I guess the 1st Amendment allows it.

#24 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-18 12:48 PM | Reply

"In Trump's view it will be better because a white guy did it."
You talk about race more than he does, which just shows that you are more racist than he is. It's a shame people like you exist but I guess the 1st Amendment allows it.
#24 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

No, they talk about it because its true. Trump is a racist. He wants to undo all of Obama's policies because Obama was black. Now he is literally suggesting the same deal to Iran that Obama had.

Why?

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-07-18 03:13 PM | Reply

SYCOPHANT

"Why"

Because Trump wants his name on everything even if it's only a rubber stamp. He thinks he's going to fool the people who write future history books.

It's so obvious it's almost funny. Trump himself is a bubbling caldron of insecurities and ineptitude.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-18 10:13 PM | Reply

Not to mention that, based on his performance so far, there's little chance that Trump will have a legacy of any importance to call his own.

It would take a gigantic leap of faith to believe otherwise. Or a miracle.

#27 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-18 11:20 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump is racist. It's hard to believe that our president would do things that affect the whole country just to spite a perceived enemy but the true reason that the Iran deal was scrapped (and many other exectutive actions taken) was as payback for Obama humiliating him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Maybe he would have done the same if Obama had been white.

#28 | Posted by mad_as_hell at 2019-07-19 10:55 AM | Reply

MAD AS HELL

"Maybe he would have done the same if Obama had been white."

Maybe. But the fact remains, Trump can dish it out but he can't take it . . . from anybody. He spent years persecuting Obama with his "birther" nonsense and even created a cult following over a story he knew was a lie. That's pure spite which we've learned over the past two years is one of Trump's signature hallmarks. For that Trump deserved to be humiliated in front of a crowd.

Like I said, he can dish it out but he can't take it. Trump's scorched earth mentality has grown now to include the whole country. He needs to be disappeared and fast.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-19 04:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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