Companion Thread:

Obama Administration Tries To Weaken Sanctions Against Iran

December 7, 2011

Despite the spin coming from the Obama White House and its defenders, including DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Fox News today, the Obama White House is actually pressuring Congress to weaken sanctions against Iran and the Central Bank of Iran (CBI)

The Obama administration wants Congress to “ease the potential impact of crippling sanctions,” despite the fact that the U.S. Senate voted 100-0 in favor of the restrictions against the CBI. Proponents of the sanctions against the CBI say that it will help curb Iran’s pursuit for nuclear weapons.

Yet the Obama administration has publicly opposed this move, leading a prominent Democrat supporter of the sanctions to complain that he felt “burned” by the Obama administration’s opposition. The headlines tell the story alone: