The proposed Iran nuclear deal is complex and controversial.
There are questions if Congress will approve of the deal or not. Speaker of the House John Boehner even invited brought Israeli leader Netanyahu to talk to Congress about why the plan was terrible, of course, while the negotiations were still in session. Forty-seven Senators sent a letter to Iran negotiators undermining the President and the negotiating team by reminding them that any deal could be reversed by the next president, “with the stroke of a pen.” .
If the deal is not approved, there is no limits placed on Iran’s nuclear programs.
Today’s Olean Times Herald had an article reporting on how our three representatives to Congress, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Representative Reed, have reacted to their duty considering their vote on approving or disapproving this important legislation.
Senator Schumer is planning to “go through this agreement with a fine‑tooth comb, speak with administration officials and hear from experts on all sides.”
Senator Gillibrand is feels, “it is Congress’ duty to look long and hard at the details. I want to read all of the details, especially on the verification components, before making a determination whether this is a good deal.”
Representative Reed’s plan is to, “listen to our friends and neighbors across Upstate New York, and want to hear their thoughts on the president’s agreement.”
Reading the rest of the article gave me the impression that Reed has already made up his mind.
Dear Rep. Reed,
I hate to burst your bubble, but your friends and neighbors of the NY 23rd are not experts in nuclear arms developmental and possible future actions if this deal is approved or not.
We are hard working people trying to do their best to raise their families in these difficult times. We elected you to go to Washington to do the research, ask experts from both sides and make open-minded decisions on important issues.
We get our information from national news outlets, which normally don’t give a lot of detailed information to make major decisions that will affect world history.
I tend to lean one way on this topic, but I have friends who are anti-Obama everything who will be happy to give you their opinions.
Your plan sounds more like a reason to shmooze with the voters than serious political discourse. May I advise you to follow Senators Schumer and Gillibrand’s lead and read all you can find on the subject and ask experts on both sides of the argument?
In September, 2013, Rep. Reed listened to the constituents of the NY 23rd Congressional District about Syria. He went back to DC and what did congress do? Nothing.
In February of this year, Rep. Reed listened to the constituents of the NY 23rd Congressional District about ISIS . He went back to DC and what did congress do? Nothing.
John Plumb, the announced 2016 candidate against Rep. Reed, has the military and Defense Department background that would be a great asset not only the NY23rd, but Congress as well. He didn’t get to be the Director of Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council by being a “Yes Man” and following the party line. He is a knowledgable leader.
Maybe Rep. Reed should ask John Plumb what he thinks of the Iran nuclear deal.