As we reported on Friday, when most Americans were busy getting ready for one last summer weekend with family and friends, Democratic U.S. Sen.. Michael Bennet broadcasted his support for a deal to provide sanction relief for the Islamic Republic of Iran in a three page statement full of excuses, blame, and CYA. From the tome, in which he calls the agreement “flawed”:
“We live in dangerous times. Our young men and women in the military – so many Coloradans, so many Americans – have been asked to sacrifice so much. None of us can have any doubt that, if called upon again, our men and women in the Armed Forces would rise to any challenge, anywhere in the world. We honor their courage and spirit of sacrifice – and we demonstrate confidence in ourselves – by exhausting diplomatic options before we turn to military ones. This is not a sign of weakness, but a proof of strength, and it will help us rally our allies to our side if ultimately we need to act militarily.”
Bennet’s position, again coming down on the wrong side of history, just more than a year before he faces a tough re-election battle, is baffling. Iran is a terrorist state responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. service members on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. It has stated repeatedly (and an unequivocally) that it wants to wipe Israel off the map, perpetrating yet another genocide against the Jewish people. And, the terrorist regime routinely chants “Death to America” at events hosted by its supreme religious leader.
In his own “we need to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it” moment, Bennet lists several legislative measures that he hopes will eventually be passed to sure up the “flawed” (his words) agreement that he has signed up to support. Among these are the desire to “clarify better how we will respond if Iran cheats on this deal.”
So, Bennet is willing to sign up for a deal that he admits is flawed, and he doesn’t even know what we will do if Iran does not hold up its end of this lopsided bargain?
It’s no secret that Bennet is having a tough time securing his base. Nonetheless, many in Colorado do not support this deal and Bennet acknowledged that this is problematic for the Jewish population. We have to ask – just who is he afraid of offending by supporting this deal? If Bennet is simply afraid of offending President Obama, we feel it is our responsibility to remind him that the President doesn’t vote in Colorado.