Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama was saying “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
Krauthammer said that the reason for the dispute between the president and Congress on Iran was “because Obama promised when he began these negotiations, 18 months ago, they had a time limit, this was the last ditch negotiation, the last chance for Iran to come clean. He said we’re going to do this for six months and then we will re-invoke sanctions if Iran hasn’t done that. They didn’t. So, what does he do? He doesn’t impose sanctions. He extends the talks. That deadline runs out again, what does he do? Extends it for seven months for a second time. This is Obama saying ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period.’ He promised sanctions. He obviously does not want to do it, and sanctions is the third way between a capitulation and war, and that’s exactly why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up nukes.”
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