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Response to Claims by 9/11 Victim’s Claims Shows U.S.-Saudi Relationship Changing

Response to Claims by 9/11 Victim’s Claims Shows U.S.-Saudi Relationship Changing

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men — 15 of them Saudi citizens — boarded several commercial flights and executed the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event set off two major wars in the Middle East, both still ongoing at some level, and it signaled a new age in American foreign policy in which the U.S. is increasingly focused on deterring state sponsors of global Islamic terrorism.

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Iranian Nuclear assist from President Obama

You would think that when one country openly calls for the destruction of another country, the latter would not help the former achieve its malevolent goal. 

So why, when Iranians chant “Death to America!” in the streets, and proudly proclaim their hatred of the Western world, would the United States do anything to aid Iran in acquiring a nuclear weapon – a weapon that would be used to threaten our nation and our allies? 

President Obama considers his disastrous deal with Iran to be a great legacy achievement, the hallmark of his time in office on the foreign policy front. 

Over the protests of Congress and despite abysmal approval ratings from the American people, the Iran deal was put into place in trademark Obama style: alone and with arrogant dismissiveness of those who dared to question the wisdom of his Administration. Now, as his tenure as President comes to a close, the Administration is expressing concern that the deal may not be maintained under a future president.

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  • The White House is already lobbying Republicans in Congress to increase funding for cancer research as part of its moonshot to find a cure. One conflict that’s likely to come up: The White House wants to make the funding mandatory, while lawmakers like Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) want to make it discretionary and subject it to the appropriations process. (Stat)

This moon shot won't "get off the ground" because this White House did little-to-nothing to engender positive relations (even on the Democrat side) with the Hill from day one of Obama's presidency. Now those chickens are coming home to roost as we say in the South!!

Seriously, ask anyone on Capitol Hill, and they'll tell you the legislative relations between this presidency and the Hill are very weak. Don't believe me?  Ask most staffers and they can't even name a member of Obama's legislative liaison team from the WH...

It's that bad. He won't get very far on this, despite the nobility of the cause.