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No Deal will Quell Iran’s Desire to go Nuclear

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At best, the ten-year window in Obama’s proposal will buy enough time to see real change in its government. Next week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, asserting Congress’s foreign-policy responsibilities and prerogatives. The paradox is this: Obama’s disdain for constitutional etiquette — his contempt for the institutional self-restraint that enables equilibrium under the separation of powers — has been primarily in domestic policy. His anti-constitutional actions have involved the Affordable Care Act; environmental, education, welfare, and immigration policies; Internet regulation; and judicially rebuked recess appointments, among other matters. Now, however, Congress’s revival comes regarding foreign policy, where constitutional logic and historical precedents are most supportive of presidential discretion. Read_More_button

Source: George Will, www.nationalreview.com