121 Responses to “The President’s Statement on Iran”


  1. 1 Vicki
    November 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I love PBO

  2. 4 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Are you listening to SoS Kerry right now?

    http://www.livestation.com/reuters?source=redirect

    • 5 vcprezofan2
      November 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      I can’t tell if you guys answer me because my little light thingy isn’t working properly, so I hope you ARE listening. SoS is giving a little back ground to process.

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Hi, VC! This is so exciting. To think Secretary Kerry started being involved in the politics of this nation while protesting the Vietnam War, after serving, and now this … happy for him to have helped reach this deal, on behalf of President Obama and our country. Not to mention on behalf of the security of the world at large.

      • 8 Obama Grandmama
        November 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        Sequentially Senator Kerry introduced Barack Obama to the world while he was running to be POTUS. Kerry was wanting to secure nuclear weapons then as Obama also wanted to since his foreign relations major in college. Later Then Sen Obama did win the Presidency and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now PBO appointed Senator Kerry to SOS and he is working towards achieving progress of both their dreams. I hope this step holds and next SOS Kerry can win the NPP.

      • 9 canadabarb4obama
        November 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

        THIS……Kerry, Biden, PBO……an amazing team. Not sure how anyone in America would want anyone else!!!!

  3. 14 mtmarilyn
    November 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Kerry is speaking

  4. November 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Paging David Gregory……… hahahahaha………. lets see how much begging they do in the next few hours.

  5. November 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    • 18 Nena20409
      November 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Nothing to Do With Luck.

      Hard Work. Steady. Firm. Never Giving Up. FORWARD, Always.

    • 20 Ceb
      November 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      PBO has always had the long view; he sets a goal and works steadily with all of the stock-holders to achieve it. We have seen this over and over. How anyone can think that all of his accomplishments are the result of luck? The haters just cannot accept that he has been able to do many things that they did not believe was possible and we all know why.

  6. 23 Ladyhawke
    November 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Joe Cirincione ‏@Cirincione 20m

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    White House fact sheet on #Iran deal shows that this is one tough deal. Unprecedented limits on program. Much

    tougher than some thought.

    ==================================

  7. 25 Jovie
    November 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    The only Ashton I know is Ashton Kuchner. It wasn’t him negotiating with Iran right? Right?

  8. November 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm
  9. 32 Ladyhawke
    November 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Jeffrey Goldberg ‏@JeffreyGoldberg 25m

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    Potential upshot of deal: Iran won’t make nuclear advances, Israel won’t attack.

    ==================================

  10. November 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm
  11. 37 amk for obama
    November 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm
  12. 39 Ladyhawke
    November 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    The White House ‏@WhiteHouse 25m

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    Obama: “The U.S….with our close allies & partners—took an important first step toward a comprehensive

    solution…#Iran’s nuclear program.”

    ==================================

  13. 40 GGail
    November 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats Vicki on first!

    President Obama chose the smartest presidential contenders to be on his Team! Congratulations SoS Kerry! Thank you Pres. Obama for VP Biden & SoS Kerry!

    FORWARD!

  14. 41 mtmarilyn
    November 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    We are watching history. I feel like I need to pinch myself to see if I am really awake and watching history being made.

  15. 42 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    CNN cuts off its broadcast of the US Secretary of State on the Iran agreement but instead does the JFK tape. UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE.

  16. November 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Programming note: Happy music coming up when we get busy here.

  17. November 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  18. 52 hopefruit2
    November 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm
  19. 53 Ladyhawke
    November 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Philip J. Crowley ‏@PJCrowley 4m

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    The early criticism of the interim agreement is it doesn’t dismantle #Iran’s nuclear program. That is simply not

    realistic at this point.

    ===================================

    • November 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm
      • 55 GGail
        November 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        Crowley needs to close his mouth and open his ears and listen to what SoS Kerry is saying!

        • 56 Obama Grandmama
          November 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

          I interpret the Crowley statement as criticizing those thinking it was not enough with his second sentence saying that was not possible so early into the negotiations. I interpret it as positive.

      • 57 anniebella
        November 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        Maybe those who are criticizing want to send our sons and daughters to invade Iran. Start another war.

        • 58 Smoothscotch
          November 24, 2013 at 1:31 am

          Anniebella, those criticizing did NOT have the balLS to do anything EXCEPT criticize., so I wouldn’t give them any of my precious time.

          I have always been of the opinion that those who want to war for other than defence should themselves go and not yours and mine. Duke it out .

  20. 59 GGail
    November 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    SoS Kerry is making the agreement crystal clear. “Let there be no mistake”…

  21. November 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

    - Matthew 5:9

    Our President truly is a peacemaker.

  22. 64 africa
    November 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    • 65 carolyn
      November 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      “Getting rewarded?” What is he thinking…WHY is he talking!!!

    • 66 anniebella
      November 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Limbaugh told him to ask that question.

    • 67 Nena20409
      November 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Someone should ask him what reward he is talking about. An idiotic remark from a wicked hateful vagabond.

      • 68 Smoothscotch
        November 24, 2013 at 1:37 am

        One day, all of them will get their rewards for being disingenuous, liars, prevarcators, ignoramuses, instigators, selfish, greedy. Please, make it so.

    • 69 Lovepolitics2008
      November 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Gregory is an imbecile. Seriously.

      Gregory, Todd, Tapper, Karl, Blitzer, Crowley. These are the big names of cable news. UNBELIEVABLE.

      They’re just good at commenting on political games. No real intellectual power. No real depth of knowledge in history and culture, nor in the economy. They’re useless.

      Sometimes I think these guys parrot the GOP talking points mainly because they are not well equipped to contradict them.

      Looking forward to Fareed tomorrow. He’s the only one who I’m able to watch, the only one who seems to have some brain power, who seems able to analyze the big picture.

  23. November 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    They conventional wisdom Geo-politic folks seem to like the deal

    • 72 Lovepolitics2008
      November 23, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      Well, good news. Maybe the intellectual light weights of cable news will repeat the assessments of those influential geo-politic folks.

  24. November 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm
  25. 75 Ladyhawke
    November 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Steve Inskeep ‏@NPRinskeep 24m

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    If I understand the criticism correctly, Iran failed to make permanent concessions as part of this short term deal.

    ————————————————

  26. 77 africa
    November 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm
  27. 79 Ceb
    November 23, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    We are truly living in the early years of a Golden Age. We are so blessed to be participants and witnesses to this incredible era under the guidance of a once-in-a-lifetime leader.

  28. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Of course, they’ve already lost all credibility:

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Sec. Kerry said there may be differences on “tactics” with Israel on the Iran deal, but NO DIFFERENCES ON STRATEGY. Yeehaw!

    • 82 Lovepolitics2008
      November 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      If credit is given, they will give it solely to Secretary Kerry. To be fair, the work that Barack Obama is doing behind the scenes is less obvious.

      • 83 jacquelineoboomer
        November 24, 2013 at 12:03 am

        I like that credit will be going to Secretary Kerry, because the diplomatic man who’s a part of this deal in Geneva – John Kerry – always mentions Pres. Obama when he discusses U.S. policy. And Kerry was obviously masterful at this deal. He knows and we know it’s all been coordinated under the direction of PBO, and that works for all of us supporters!

  29. November 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Sec Kerry is in incredibly good humor considering he’s been working just about 24/7.

    • 85 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      He must be on that “high” one feels when involved in something that matters. And that was my biggest grasp of the obvious tonight!

    • 86 carolyn
      November 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Success does wonders for one’s humor, even when one is tired! He has worked hard for this…..the success is sweet, I’m sure. He and PBO are hard workers. They know this kind of success does not come about easily. Bur fortunately for us, they are both willing to work hard for the world’s safety.

  30. 87 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    “You mean the members of the other party are criticizing the President?” John Kerry on complaints that this agreement isn’t strong enough…. he said with a chuckle

  31. November 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm
    • 90 forus50
      November 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      NYT: “goal of ‘lengthening the time it takes Iran to build a weapon”. Umm, WRONG. Or very poorly worded. That means that the goal is to allow them a nuclear weapon, just over a longer period of time. WTF. How are these journalists so stupid?

  32. November 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Too funny!

  33. November 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Plouffe for the win…….

  34. 97 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm
  35. 99 GGail
    November 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    God bless you SoS Kerry. You get some sleep now too!

  36. November 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    A MAESTRO Diplomatic press conference by SOS Kerry. Hopefully it was fully recorded because it should be viewed many, many times over the coming weeks and years!!

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner …. yet another historic moment that we all have shared together at Chips’ TOD!!!

  37. 102 Nena20409
    November 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    And the wall, Come crumbling, tumbling……down………

    John Cougar Melloncamp.

  38. 105 GGail
    November 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    “yet another historic moment that we all have shared together at Chips’ TOD!!!”

    Yes, indeed Bob!

  39. 106 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Great press conference by SOS Kerry. He is really in his element now….so proud of him. Proud of all that worked so hard to begin this process. I’m wiped. Tomorrow’s lip movers ought to be a sight to behold:) Wonder if McCain will make his 1 trillionth appearance on a friendly GOP talk show? The world is moving at breakneck speed…toward a world that is better and brighter for all her inhabitants….not just the monied, connected few. They fear what is coming in the tidal wave….PEACE and FREEDOM…..I’ll sleep with a smile on my face tonight:)

  40. 108 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Geneva, Switzerland __ Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has led a secret U.S. back channel to Iran going back to shortly before the June election of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, U.S. officials exclusively told Al-Monitor.

    The U.S. bilateral channel to Iran was established after the exchange of letters between US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Rouhani in early August, US officials told Al-Monitor. Led by Burns, the US’s second highest ranking diplomat and a former lead US Iran nuclear negotiator, the US effort to establish the direct channel with Iran also includes two officials from the Obama White House: Jake Sullivan, the national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and Puneet Talwar, the National Security Staff senior director for Iran, Iraq, and Persian Gulf affairs, US officials confirmed. Talwar’s role in back channel discussions with Iran was previously reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    …………………………………………//

    Read more: http://backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013/11/7115/exclusive-burns-led-secret-us-back-channel-to-iran/#ixzz2lXCvXTbH

    • 109 desertflower
      November 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Why am I NOT surprised by this ? :) Backdoor, front door…just get ‘er done! Thanks, PBO!!!! Long game, baby!

      • 110 vcprezofan2
        November 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        I get to see an answer – yeah! :grin:

        Seriously, we have a president who is goal oriented and it’s so beautiful to see him continuously moving #FORWARD at home and abroad. I haven’t a clue how he is able to keep so much on the fire while the GOPs and their media try to douse things, but i sure am glad he does.

  41. 111 mtmarilyn
    November 23, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    We have shared this here at TOD. We are so blessed. Again thank you Chips for this heaven!!! We are living history. This is what we all have worked for. I am so emotional. Don’t know if I will be able to sleep tonight.

  42. 113 amk for obama
    November 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm
  43. 114 amk for obama
    November 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm
  44. 115 Ceb
    November 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    The Honorable Barack Hussein Obama is the president of getting shit done.

  45. 116 LDS
    November 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Just catching up on everything. Thank you God for this day.
    I thank everyone here for all of the up-to-date information.
    Thank you POB, VP Joe Biden, SoS Kerry, all of the nations involved for giving PEACE a chance.
    As my 21-day fast comes to an end on Monday, praying for peace in the Middle East and our government was first on the list.
    It was not in vain.
    God bless all the children who may never have to grow up in war ever again. They will be able to fall asleep in peace without the fear of waking up to the sounds of bombs and death of loved ones around them. I am grateful for their chance to wake up and know peace.
    Thank you President Barack Obama for having a heart to stand for peace and not war.

  46. November 24, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Unbeknownst to most, President Obama & SoS John Kerry, just removed the last leg of the Neo-Cons “global constabulary” Mideast war strategy.

  47. 118 HZ
    November 24, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Beautifully spoken, LDS. God bless you. Amen.HZ

  48. November 24, 2013 at 1:05 am

    @mitchellreports @chucktodd Pres Obama was right abt US Car Ind ACA Iraq Afghanistan Libya Syria Iran BinLaden. What hv you been right abt?— RanMan (@ranman09) November 24, 2013

  49. 120 pickle48
    November 24, 2013 at 1:29 am

    This is a glorious evening! I’ve been surreptitiously following TOD all evening, but unable to post for most of this time. I am so very thankful, Chips, for this place you have created for us.

    The press? Certainly not liberal. I refer to the corporate press as NEO-FASCIST. Fascism, in summary, is the merging of the state and the corporate economy. We get our news, our “media,” from only about four-six giant corporate-conglomerates who benefit financially from wars and war preparations. Even Disney has defense corporations under their conglomerate umbrella. Increasingly I’m daring to call it as it is. PBO is a threat to their bottom line…. PROFIT!

  50. 121 Jovie
    November 24, 2013 at 5:42 am

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