Obama Says Many Opponents Of Iran Nuclear Deal Backed Iraq War

By Greg RobbMarketWatch Pulse

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal were the "same people" who led the effort to push the United States into the war in Iraq. Congress has until mid-September to vote on a resolution supporting or opposing the Iran deal. Until Congress votes, "tens of millions of dollars" in advertising would be spent urging Congress to reject the treaty, the president said. "If the rhetoric in these ads and the accompanying commentary sounds familiar, it should," Obama said. "For many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal," he said. Obama said Iran was the single greatest beneficiary in the region of the Iraq war. "We need clear thinking in our foreign policy," Obama said. Proponents of the Iraq war included his current and former secretaries of state, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, as well as Vice President Joe Biden.

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