Analysis: In an exclusive breaking story today, Fox News reporter James Rosen writes, “Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision – a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime – conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws…”
If the report is true; impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama should begin immediately. It matters not if those proceedings are completed before the end of his term; “faithless execution” by any administration must be impeached to stand as warning for future administrations or America is no longer a free nation.
Rosen writes, “At issue is a passage tucked away in ancillary paperwork attached to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known. Specifically, Section 5.1.2 of Annex II provides that in exchange for Iranian compliance with the terms of the deal, the U.S. ‘shall…license non-U.S. entities that are owned or controlled by a U.S. person to engage in activities with Iran that are consistent with this JCPOA.’
“In short, this means that foreign subsidiaries of U.S. parent companies will, under certain conditions, be allowed to do business with Iran. The problem is that the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA), signed into law by President Obama in August 2012, was explicit in closing the so-called ‘foreign sub’ loophole.
“Indeed, ITRA also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, foreign subsidiaries of U.S. parent firms shall in all cases be treated exactly the same as U.S. firms: namely, what is prohibited for U.S. parent firms has to be prohibited for foreign subsidiaries, and what is allowed for foreign subsidiaries has to be allowed for U.S. parent firms,” Rosen continues. Click here to read more on Fox News.com.
Andrew C. McCarthy in his 2014 book, “Faithless Execution” outlines a mind numbing number of impeachable offenses by Barack Obama, but the number and severity have greatly increased since the book’s publication.
McCarthy notes “high crimes and misdemeanors” need not be criminal, but “damage done to the societal order by persons in whom great public trust has been reposed” then quoting Alexander Hamilton, a founding father, describing impeachable offenses as those “which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” [Emphasis in original.]
There is no greater political injury to any nation than empowering active enemies, betraying allies and risking the safety of all citizens in this and future generations. By all standards; the Iran Deal (JCPOA) accomplishes this in clear language on it’s face. It is a treaty that cannot be allowed random renaming for political gain.
Barack Obama must be impeached over the Iran Deal if we still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not just an article of faith, but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution – freedom over tyranny.