Democrats are calling republican senators traitors. If they truly believe that then Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi are traitors, too. With the exception of Pelosi, the democrats would be worse traitors because they operated in secrecy, not having the intestinal fortitude to act out in the open. Let’s see how these three stack up against a letter written by 47 senators.
First, to establish context, let’s examine exactly what the republican senators did. They wrote a letter to the Iranian government explaining US law. No only were they direct and open, but they are also correct. Any agreement between Obama and Iran without senate consent isn’t worth the paper Obama’s birth certificate is forged on. Obama made the outlandish claim that republicans were siding with the hardliners. Who the hell does Obama think he’s dealing with? Mohammed Ghandi? He’s negotiating with the regime that sponsors terrorism in at least 5 countries and is responsible for over 50% of all American deaths in Iraq. Doesn’t get more hardliner than that.
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin opened up Soviet records for all to see. A British reporter by the name of Tim Sebastian of the London Times discovered a very interesting story of a real traitor, Teddy Kennedy. In a report filed by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB in 1983 and was addressed to Yuri Andropov, leader of the Soviet Union. It reads in part:
Tunney was Kennedy’s roommate in law school and was a senator from California. The message he carried from Kennedy to Andropov was very simple. He offered to help sabotage Reagan’s negotiations on disarmament in exchange for the Soviet’s help in defeating Reagan in the 1984 election. Kennedy was convinced that if he could create tensions in the US/Soviet relationship, he could beat Reagan in the November election. In return, he would travel to the Soviet Union and give them advice on talking points and how best to frame the problem in a way to help them in their propaganda against Reagan.
More from Chebrikov’s missive to Andropov:
(Kennedy would get air time for Andropov with friendly US media outlets) “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”
“Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988. Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.”
In the end Andropov told Teddy, “I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.“
Here is a statement that John Kerry made after he found out about the letter to Iran:
“My reaction to the letter was utter disbelief. During my 29 years here in the Senate I never heard of nor even heard of it being proposed anything comparable to this. If I had, I can tell you, no matter what the issue and no matter who was president, I would’ve certainly rejected it.”
“No one is questioning anybody’s right to dissent. Any senator can go to the floor any day and raise any of the questions that were raised. You write to the leaders in the middle of a negotiation — particularly the leaders that they have criticized other people for even engaging with or writing to — to write then and suggest they were going to give a constitutional lesson, which by the way was absolutely incorrect, is quite stunning. This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of American foreign policy.”
Oh really? Let’s look at Kerry’s traitorous behavior:
In 1985, John Kerry and Former Senator Tom Harkin visited Nicaragua. At the time, President Ronald Reagan was in the process of helping the Contras overthrow the Nicaraguan Sandinista government. The government had become very close to the Soviet Union and had a large quantity of their military advisers and others and were in the process of making them a Soviet satellite nation with close proximity of the United States.
Kerry and Harkin made an agreement with President Daniel Ortega that would create a ceasefire and return civil liberties in exchange for the US to stop supporting the Contras. All in the name of peace. Not really in the name of trying to discredit President Reagan. Kerry’s “peace Pact” was the same as his current stance with Iran. We get nothing in return and the problem is left unsolved. Go figure, JFK is praised for ending the USSR’s encroachment into Cuba and Ronald Reagan is chastised for ending it in Nicaragua.
In 2007, Speaker of the Louses Nancy Pelosi took a contingent of democratic reps and visited a country that the president was trying to isolate. Even though she was warned by the Bush administration and the state department, Pelosi led this group overseas and had dialogue with the ruler of the country. Upon returning to the United States , Pelosi said there was no reason not to engage this country as we could reason with them and get everything we wanted and more. She attested to the man’s sincerity. And who was this world leader Pelosi worked on a peace plan with? Bashar Assad of Syria.
Now liberals are telling us that these three traitors cannot be compared with the letter sent by the republicans in the senate. I do agree with them. The senators put aside their partisan suits to make sure we got the deal that was in the best interests of the American people, while democrats were working for the best interest of the democrats, citizens be damned.
Courtesy of Red Statements.