Iran nukes: 'secret' side deal or face-saving attempt?
January 14th, 2014
12:51 PM ET

Iran nukes: 'secret' side deal or face-saving attempt?

 

By Elise Labott

Global powers and Iran are preparing to carry out an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for easing some economic sanctions while they try to negotiate a comprehensive agreement.

Successful implementation may ultimately revolve around previously unreported details about Iranian rights regarding its nuclear program that were included in a 30-page side bar to the six-month agreement that takes effect on January 20.

Some call it a "secret" development, while others say it's just part of a careful international negotiating process where all details don't always surface.

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, revealed the existence of the addendum on Monday in a Persian-language interview with the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency.

Calling it a "non-paper," Araqchi said it addresses the creation of a joint commission to oversee how the interim deal will be carried out and covers Iran's right to continue its nuclear research and development during the six-month period.

Side deals are generally not disclosed as part of any main agreement. Nations often use them to codify understandings they don't want public.

The State Department pushed back at the notion of a "secret" side deal, saying the documents detailing implementation of the agreement have already been described by Obama administration officials and will be submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog, for verification.

Senior administration officials conceded on Sunday that Iran would be able to continue nuclear research and development.

The White House says it is deciding how much of agreement struck in November between Iran, the United States and five other world powers to release.

But it's no surprise conditions under which Iran would be allowed to continue nuclear research and development is something either side in the talks would want public.

The United States and its allies believe Iran is working toward a nuclear weapon, while Tehran says it's intentions are peaceful.

Congress, which is threatening new sanctions if Iran fails to hold up its end of bargain, has voiced concern at the idea of Iran being able to continue to develop nuclear projects, while Iran wants to prove to a domestic audience that they are not completely abandoning their nuclear ambitions under the November 24 deal.

In his interview, Araqchi suggested Iran would have wide latitude to continue nuclear research. By keeping the details secret, both sides can claim they are sticking to the principles that are guiding their negotiators.

soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Thbgbg Bterhyt

    American Citizens have no hope for Justice...

    January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Reply
  2. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  3. mullahproblems

    Reblogged this on M.A.D. Mullahs and commented:
    Well, now we know that the whole deal is truly worthless. WE GAVE THEM PERMISSION TO CONTINUE RESEARCH DURING THE 6 MONTHS OF NO RESEARCH. I mean, why don't we just give them the tech for a bomb and let them have it. It's a sad day to know that our diplomatic efforts are this awful.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  4. joe d

    israelis/jews/aipac =9/11

    January 15, 2014 at 9:19 am | Reply
    • mullahproblems

      You're a fool, and besides Iran is a bigger threat to us economically than any delusion you think of in your head. Be real, a nuclear Iran is a nuclear mid-east run by psycho mullahs, that's the last thing we need.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  5. dougjmiller

    So here's the deal that Obama hammered out with radical Islamic dictatorship controlling Iran. Economic sanctions will be removed, frozen assets will be released, and the regime gets to build nuclear weapons, but only if they agree to incinerate Israel.

    January 15, 2014 at 6:43 am | Reply
  6. Random

    I think this surpasses my trust for Obama. Secret deals about nuclear research are less acceptable to me than a secret court that decides whos phone to tap. This stuff can vaporize entire cities in an instant. Pretty much call on all my reps to halt this or make the full text public.
    Sorry Obama you have overstepped. In a day where our military are scared to speak up for fear of being canned, where you promised to do many things you didnt , where relations with our allies are at an all time low instead of repaired as you promised... You don't get to give secret permissions to Iran . Either bare it or people will quickly move to support scuttling it.

    January 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Reply
    • mullahproblems

      Exactly, this isn't even sane diplomatic thought, it's basically us telling them to do whatever they'd like without consequence.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  7. Foreign Confidential

    The media is fueling the fire in this case, confusing instead of clarifying a complex story. A non-paper is a diplomatic term of art for a non-binding (key point) text, typically used to propose the framework of an agreement, which occupies the lowest rung of the ladder of diplomatic accords, with a treaty standing on the highest rung. Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, who is also its deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, could be playing to the domestic and Hezbollah mobs, misrepresenting the non-paper as a secret side agreement for political purposes. Should a non-paper exist, it would not in and of itself be alarming. What's alarming is Iran's apparent need to disinform, even at the risk of sabotaging the interim agreement before the ink is dry and just days ahead of its official beginning.

    January 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  8. Yakobi

    How ironic it would be if Iran developed nuclear weapons on Hillary's watch as president, after she promised as Sec. of State that we'd do everything–including military action–to prevent that. And yet, many democrats still think she'd make a good leader and, like blind "see no evil" chips, refuse to acknowledge her faults.

    Sanctions didn't work against Iraq, they didn't work against North Korea, and they're not working against Iran. When will the milquetoast democrats realize that autocratic regimes only recognize force as a deterrent?

    January 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  9. Bribarian

    I wonder when israel will be signing the NPT?

    January 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Reply
    • Yakobi

      Maybe you should be more worried about Iran, since it's a threat to the entire region and exports terrorism.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • Counterfactual

        How many airliners has Iran shot down?

        January 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm |
    • Mike

      Why doesn't Israel have to sign the NPT? We should stop send them the 3-6 billion dollars in aid each year until they sign it. Israel wants everything on their terms, and then wants the USA to fight for them. Plus if I was Iran or any other middle east country I would want nukes also. Look what happened to Iraq, do you really think we would have invaded Iraq if we really thought they had functioning nuclear weapons. All countries will have them eventually.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  10. Tony P

    Does it strike anyone as odd that Obama would be pushing so hard for a deal that is so easy on Iran? Think it has anything to do with the fact that a radical Iranian paid his way through college? Or how about the fact that his main adviser Valerie Jarrett was born and raised in Iran?

    There is a new Axis of Evil in town, and it is the Obama White House + Iran.

    January 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Reply
    • sly

      No surprise. The TeaParty has videos of President Obama actually helping Adolph Hitler during WWII.

      Fox News is running videos today that show President Obama with Satan, and next week, President Obama is meeting the Pope. Sounds fishy.

      There is proof that President Obama actually created Hurricane Sandy, working secretly with the National Weather Bureau.

      AND, worst of all, there is proof that Senator Cruz and President Obama teamed up to intentionally shut down America last month, in an effort to overthrow America.

      President Obama is secretly working with Kim Jong, and since he is Muslim, he is working with Osama Bin Laden, who really never died.

      Gosh you Americans are ignorant.

      January 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Reply
      • Mud

        You my friend have won the internets,, for the next 60 minutes. :)

        January 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm |
      • Vijay

        one of the best comments I ever read.... Israel Lobby is not interested in the treaty and congress is going to pass further sanctions to Iran... if that happens, Iran will have Nukes... Period...

        January 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm |
    • Vlad

      No surprise. Do you remember his message for Putin as he planned to sell out the West and America's defense interest just before the 2012 election? "Tell Vladimir that I'll have more flexibility after the election."

      January 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Reply
    • Lawless4U

      First off, Iran was a very different place in 1956, when Jarett was born. Also, her family moved to London when she was 5 where they stayed for one year before moving to Chicago. Hardly an Islamist.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Reply
      • sly

        Unfortunately, Tea Billies are not intelligent enough to read.

        Otherwise, they'd open a history book, and they would read about an Iranian named The Shah of Iran.

        Boy, he sure was a radical militant jihadist right? That's why Nixon and Reagan loved him?

        January 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm |
  11. rfl2956

    Beware of the zionist serpent

    January 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • Yakobi

      Beware internet nutjobs.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Reply
    • joe d

      you mean zionist pigs........

      January 15, 2014 at 9:20 am | Reply
  12. Gary

    If the media calls Obama out on the secrets he will just mvoe his lips and the lies will fly. We can no longer trust the Demorats . It is a shame that we are looking at another Hillary conjob and the media is already getting on board. The American people had better take notice and change the Whitehpuse team.

    January 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  13. sly

    We should never negotiate, we should always just kill.

    John McCain is right – America should re-invade Iraq. We should drop nuclear bombs on Iran and North Korea.

    We should bomb Syria, and Russia and China.
    We need to send 1-2 million boys to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt and Somalia.

    America should bomb France into glass, as well as Venezuela and Cuba.

    After that, eliminate Lebenon and Saudi Arabia.

    All that next week. We can make other plans once those 'enemies' of America have been eliminated.

    January 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • Yakobi

      If it weren't for the U.S. bombing its enemies, you'd be living under a dictator right now.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • sly

        I am very happy you agree.

        Hopefully, we drop nuclear bombs, maybe 50 on each of the 20 nations I mentioned, and NEXT WEEK.

        What are we waiting for? Bomb Bomb Bomb! (I'm a big McCain fan ...)

        January 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm |
  14. gh

    Just do what James Baker did at the beginning of the first gulf war....tell them that if they ever use any kind of NBC weapon that the U.S. will turn the country into a sheet of glass.

    Done.

    January 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • NotSoSurprised

      Didnt work, because thats when he CHem attacked the Kurds for trying to overthrow him.

      January 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • Tom

        We don't know exactly what Saddam was told by Baker. Since the U.S. is always fixated on Israel, they probably said "attack Israel and we attack you".... and said nothing about gassing his own people.

        Yes deterrents work well. Kept U.S. and Russia out of war. Israel is known to have nukes. They should just come clean, admit it and tell the Iranians that if you attack us we will nuke you. The nuclear "genie" was let out of the bottle in the 1950's when the U.S. and Russia started building thousands of them. Now every country wants one. You can't stop the flow of knowledge and technology, especially military technology.

        January 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm |
  15. NotSoSurprised

    So much for that oh-so promised gubmint transparency. Obviously more to hide from the American people. Oh, and sly- the only thing Obama was good at was "appearing" to save money while spending like theres no tomorrow. To a sickening level I might add, while taking away promised benefits to veterans and surviving spouses of our war dead. If you think hes great, youre blind as a bat!

    January 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  16. manycents

    Clarity of understanding is an absolute good. This deal is going to face public headwind on both sides if the key issues don't have transparent resolution.

    January 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  17. sly

    Ah, I see the TeaBillieWhiteRacistMen are all out today ... hey guys, face it, you are losers.

    I'll take ANY Muslim in the world above a TeaBillieWhiteRacist.

    January 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • Tony P

      May you burn in hell.

      January 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Reply
      • sly

        "Hell"?

        Sorry baby, but I'm going to Heaven. I pray to Jezus daily, and thus, I've got a ticket to heaven.

        Sorry to disappoint! Allah Ackar! God is Great! (Also, I love all Gods and religious people, whether they be buddhist, christian or muslim or jewish ....)

        January 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm |
    • Yakobi

      You truly are an idiot. Tell you what–I'll get a collection going for a one-way flight for you to North Waziristan where you can embrace all the terrorists to your bleeding heart's desire.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Reply
      • sly

        Yakobi, I believe you must have missed my other postings.

        I am a white racist American just like the Tea Billies (like Ted Cruz, I also suggest we send Obama and all blacks back to Africa).

        You missed my post where I am advocating dropping 50 nuclear bombs on each of about 15-20 nations (see above), NEXT WEEK!

        I'm on your side!

        January 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm |
  18. Jill Blue

    The Obama administration again lying and misleading the public. I'm shocked, shocked I say.

    January 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  19. Chris

    I would think that this is part of Obama's master plan to put America in the place where he believes it should be ....

    January 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • Tony

      I only hope that the US will be able to recover from the damage caused by this incompetent administration.

      January 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Reply
      • bmadd36

        Well, that's certainly optimistic, especially considering we have yet to recover from 8 years of George W. Bush.

        January 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm |
  20. GladTObeHere

    I have republicans.... You always want to go to war, but don't you know the only people siging up to go to war are your kids??? So i say yes more war... We will stay here and vote.... LOL

    January 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Yakobi

      I guess someone's got to pay for your freedom. I'm sure you would never volunteer to defend your country.

      January 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  21. Ace Macater

    ............. BRAINWASH .....................  DIVIDE AND CONQUER  --–DESTROY 
    THEIR GOVERNMENT / DEMOCRACY ........................ -DIVIDE  DESTROY THEN CONQUER ..................... 

    EVER WONDER, WHEN YOU WAKE UP HERE IN AMERICA TO CHECK THE INTERNET NEWS AND POST LIKE POLITICO , CNN ( COMMUNIST NAZI NAZI NETWORKS) CRAIGSLIST, WASHINGTON POST, HUFINGTON POST AND NOW MOTHER JONES, DAILY BEAST,SLATE ETC.WE AMERICANS ARE INUNDATED WITH WITH ALL THESE BRAINWASHING HATE POST?

    WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING THE VAMPIRES ISRAELS FASCIST NAZI TERRORIST EIVIL CHILDREN ARE WIDE AWAKE ( ISRAEL IS 10 HOURS AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES ). POSTING HATE FOR AMERICANS . SO AROUND 11 AM CENTRAL U.S. TIME THEY START TO RETIRE THIS IS WHEN THE SWITCH FOR AUTOMATIC HATE FOR AMERICA TROLLS ARE TURNED UP. 

    THE VAMPIRES ARE STARTING TO COME OUT.

    January 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • sly

      Yes, Ace, we are indeed using Craig's List to kill America.

      And Americans like you definately should be killed.

      So what's the problem?

      January 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Dan

      All caps = Don't Read

      January 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  22. Ace Macater

    THIS IS THE BIGGEST MOST CUNNING DANGEROUS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION GROUP IN THE WORLD AND IN OUR TIME.

    Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin's political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.

    http://www.thehypertexts.com/Albert%20Einstein%201948%20Letter%20New%20York%20Times%20Nakba.htm. . . 

    January 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Bud, you are so far left that you are missing just what it is that Obama has become and what Muslims stand for.

      January 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  23. Ace Macater

    George Washington ( in Maxims of George Washington by A. A. Appleton & Co.):

    "They (the {Zionist} Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in... It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America." George Washington

    January 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Collardet Chiffonier

      That "quote" from Washington was debunked years ago (search online and find that out very easily). Instead of being a liar and a coward, why not try making your arguments with facts and truth?

      January 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm | Reply
    • independent

      taken out of context and bending the truh

      http://www.snopes.com/quotes/washington/enemies.asp

      January 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  24. Ace Macater

    EVER WONDER, WHEN YOU WAKE UP HERE IN AMERICA TO CHECK THE INTERNET NEWS AND POST LIKE POLITICO , CNN ( COMMUNIST NAZI NAZI NETWORKS) CRAIGSLIST, WASHINGTON POST, HUFINGTON POST AND NOW MOTHER JONES, DAILY BEAST,SLATE ETC.WE AMERICANS ARE INUNDATED WITH WITH ALL THESE BRAINWASHING HATE POST?

    WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING THE VAMPIRES ISRAELS FASCIST NAZI TERRORIST EIVIL CHILDREN ARE WIDE AWAKE ( ISRAEL IS 10 HOURS AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES ). POSTING HATE FOR AMERICANS . SO AROUND 11 AM CENTRAL U.S. TIME THEY START TO RETIRE THIS IS WHEN THE SWITCH FOR AUTOMATIC HATE FOR AMERICA TROLLS ARE TURNED UP. 

    January 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Collardet Chiffonier

      You are embarrassing the United States of America with your deceitfulness and unfounded paranoia. Please cease and desist.

      (Also, you do realize that typing in all caps makes you come across as desperate grandpa losing his mind, don't you?)

      January 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Reply
      • sly

        Never forget – Tea Billies are NOT American. Their stated goal is to shut down America – as they tried last month. During the election, these southern slave states all had governors who advocated secession.

        Tea Billies may live in America, just like some Muslim jihadists do, but they are all cut from the same cloth – and all are out to eliminate America. For the Tea Billies, they just want their slaves back. The jihadists are mad at all the arabs we've killed.

        Pretty simple really.

        January 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm |
  25. Bill

    The US congress should go ahead with more sanctions and have them at ready. The Iranian people have to know what is going to happen WHEN their government fails them in 6 months (or less). The Iranians only know what there government tells them.

    January 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  26. Jack 2

    I'm willing to bet this is a gimmick to buy time from Iran. I don't trust the muslim liars at all

    January 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • TinkuNJ

      You either are just plain stupid or are extremely illiterate. Iran has no nuclear weapons. It is a signatory to nuclear non proliferation treaty and has inspectors on ground. According to Jimmy Carter Israel already has 300 nuclear weapons. It is Israel which invades its neighbors every few days and wants US to do the clean up job and fight wars at the instigation of their lobbies. It has suppressed and imprisoned millions of Palestinians while gobbling their land and providing it to Jewish immigrants, thus openly and shamelessly practicing its racist policies.

      Go read up some stuff.

      January 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Reply
      • jrzydvl

        Clearly, you have not recognized the illiterate. Iran is not, nor has it been, party to the non-proliferation treaty. They signed nothing. Israel probably has some nukes, but how many, where and size are not public kowledge

        January 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm |
      • Collardet Chiffonier

        jrzydvl, Iran DID sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They signed it on July 1st, 1968. We're all human and capable of making mistakes, but the fact that you went out of your way to "correct" TinkuNJ by giving false information is worrisome.

        January 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm |
      • TinkuNJ

        Iran is a party to NPT. In fact the current discussion is all about fulfilling its obligations under NPT. Israel on the other hand has more than 300 Nuclear Weapons and when asked about it denies this basic and known fact. Now we know who the LIARS are. Why am I not surprised !!!!

        January 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm |
      • TinkuNJ

        According to Ayatollah Khamenei (Supreme leader of Iran) :

        "We do not pursue to build nuclear weapons. In reality, having nuclear weapons is not to our benefit. From the viewpoint of ideology, theory, and the Islamic jurisprudence, we consider this as forbidden and proliferation of nuclear weapons as a wrong decision"

        Do we have another example of religious leader speaking against the evils of weapons of mass destruction amassed by countries to use it as a tool to suppress others freedom ... anyone??

        January 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm |
      • Dan

        Iran signed the treaty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_the_Non-Proliferation_of_Nuclear_Weapons

        January 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm |
      • bmada

        @ jrzydvl, as much as I want to disagree, you're right. However, only Iran, not Israel, threatens to remove countries from the face of the earth with nuclear bombs. Can't really blame the U.S. trying to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons when they make those statements.

        January 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm |
  27. Jessica McGwin

    Well that is going to 'smart". Told you not so fast. But OK what ever.

    January 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  28. Jim

    Love how CNN and many outlets are burying this story. How about this tweet..

    "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday."

    January 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  29. G. T. Simpson

    Any deal worked out by the Ketchup King and the Community Organizer is bound to fail!

    January 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • Tony P

      Right? Is it just me or is John Kerry not the most stupid man ever given a cabinet position? Must have been his wife buying the seat, or Obama can use his as a pawn to pal up with Iran, which we know he wants to do to keep Valerie Jarrett happy.

      January 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  30. Ben

    If the world's leading nations are a happy with a a deal that prevents them from going to war, it must be OK. We shouldn't allow the relentless special interest lobbying to derail a deal that eliminates the threat of war and lets everybody get back to taking care of business at home.

    January 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • jrzydvl

      The question is eliminate or postpone. I wold believe eliminate were it not for the continued Iranian rhetoric about wiping Israel off the face of the earth. Many other mid east nations are not seeing the eliminate part either. Some are quite scared. I wonder who will be the first nation to buy nukes in response to Iran

      January 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  31. ratherbboating

    While other major news channels are reporting that Iran is saying that the US surrendered on the nuclear weapon deal, what is CNN pushing? Everything but the news.

    January 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • CW Messenger

      Interesting. I had the VERY SAME IDEA you had.
      Hey CNN!! Get on the bandwagon already!!!

      Iran's Rouhani states: "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will"

      January 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      I think the only other news program that is offering a different opinion is Faux news

      January 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Reply
      • jrzydvl

        At least there is some independent thinking somewhere. We know how well the main stream media covered ACA. Didn't come close to figuring that one out

        January 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm |
    • Jill Blue

      Because CNN is not about reporting news, it is about providing cover for this failed administration.

      January 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Reply
      • sly

        Actually Jill, President Obama will be viewed as one of the most successful Presidents in history.

        He ended 2 Bush Oil Genocides
        He ended Chemical Weapon use in Syria.
        He killed America's #1 enemy of all time.
        He provided Health Care to 50 MILLION war veterans and teachers who were banned from Health Care by BigDrugCo
        He is removing the nuclear bomb from Iran.

        Best President Ever? No ... there are a few better ... none in our lifetime though.

        January 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm |
      • sly lie

        @sly: Way to twist the record. Let set things straight:

        He did not end 2 Bush Oil Genocides: There are still US boots on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq will likely require additional military 'support.
        He did not end Chemical Weapon use in Syria – The Russians closed this deal.
        He did not kill America's #1 enemy of all time – this is to the credit of the CIA, not POTUS.
        He did not provide Health Care to 50 MILLION war veterans and teachers – Is this like the alleged 6 million Obamacare memners? right....
        He is not removing the nuclear bomb from Iran – since it was never there to begin with. Fact is, the new Iranian administration is the one to credit with opening negotiations.

        January 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm |
    • Tony P

      The Obama / Jarett Agenda
      White House Talking Points
      Anything for Black Jesus

      January 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Reply

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