Oh boy. Folks, after you see this video you are going to be thanking me! I have just uncovered the best video circulating on the web today. It’s a short 5 minute segment of Wednesday’s Iran Deal hearings, and it showcases the formidable powers of one Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Cruz proves to be an effective ringmaster leading the Democrats about by the nose as they stutter, mutter, stumble and bumble along their way. I’m not sure if Cruz was trying to make the Democrats look foolish, but in the end that is exactly what is accomplished…
Ted Cruz: General Sulemani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Forces has more American blood on his hands than any living terrorist. Under this agreement, the sanctions on Gen. Sulemani are lifted. Sec. Kerry said to the families of those who lost their lives, who were killed by Gen. Sulemani, should apologize. Sec. Carter, I understand that the joint personnel agency has a classified list of about 500 Americans who were killed by Iranian IEDs. I would ask Sec. Carter, so that we can do what Sec. Kerry suggested. That the Defense Dept. release that list for every member of this committee, declassify that list and make it available to the families of those killed by Gen. Sulemani.
Ash Carter: Let me look into that.
John Kerry: I never said the word apology, I never mentioned apologizing. I said we should thank them for their extraordinary service. I never said apologize. Please don’t distort my words.
Ted Cruz: Sec. Kerry, it is duly noted that you do not apologize to the families of the service members who were murdered by the Iranian military.
John Kerry: That is not what I said.
Ted Cruz: Do you apologize or not? I don’t want to put words in your mouth.
John Kerry: I thank them for their extraordinary service and I would remind them that the U.S.A. will never take the sanction off Qassam al-Sulemani.
Ted Cruz: Sir, I just want clarity. Do you apologize or not, because you wanted to clarify that point.
John Kerry: I said we thank them for their extraordinary service and I would not take the sanctions off Qassam al-Sulemani.
Cruz then moves on to Secretary Moniz and Secretary Carter for a couple of fun and revealing minutes, before returning to Secretary Kerry for a couple of last second jabs.
Ted Cruz: You told Sen. Lee that this was not a treaty because we don’t have diplomatic relations with Iran. I would note that is directly contradictory to testimony you gave yesterday in the House. When you were asked, “Why is this not considered a treaty?” And you responded—
John Kerry: You’re not reading my whole answer!
John McCain: I apologize. The senator’s time has expired. And I promised the witnesses that I would get them out.