Let's Break a Deal

  • Aired:  01/15/14
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Senators imperil the prospect of peace with Iran because of immaturity and a lack of self-control. (5:18)

[LAUGHTER]THE POINT IS THIS: WE'RE ALSO

ON THE VERGE OF AN HISTORICTREATY WITH IRAN.

>> IT'S THE DATE IRAN WILLDISMANTLE PART OF ITS NUCLEAR

PROGRAM ELIMINATING SOME OF ITSNUCLEAR FUEL.

>> OVER SIX MONTHS SANCTIONSRELIEF WILL BE PAID OUT IN EIGHT

INSTALLMENTS OF ROUGHLY HALF ABILLION EACH FOR A TOTAL OF 4.2

BILLION DOLLARS INUNFROZEN OVERSEAS ASSETS.

>> Jon: LOOK AT THAT GRAPHIC.

WE CAN'T EVEN SEND MONEY TO IRANWITHOUT IT LOOKING LIKE WE'RE

BOMBING THEM.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES WEWOULD HAVE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

WITH IRAN AND A MEANS OFINSURING THAT THEY WOULD NOT

OBTAIN A NUCLEAR WEAPON JUST ASLONG AS NOBODY COMES IN AND

FIGURATIVELY THROWS EGGS AT THEENTIRE THING.

THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE LONGAWAITED DEAL IS TAKING PLACE ON

CAPITOL HILL.

LAWMAKERS ARE INCHING TOWARDSSLAPPING IRAN WITH NEW HARSH

SANCTIONS.

>> Jon: THAT'S HOW THE STORIESARE RELATED.

CONGRESS IS THE JUSTIN BIEBER OFOUR GOVERNMENT --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]-- THROWING AWAY FOR NO REASON,

WHATSOEVER, THROWING AWAY ATREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE

OF IMMATURITY AND A LACK OF SELFCONTROL.

WE HAVE GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE,RUSSIA, CHINA AND GERMANY AND

IRAN TO ALL AGREE TO THIS.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

>> MY GOAL IS TO GET NEWSANCTIONS IN PLACE.

>> Jon: IT'S NOT JUST A GOALIT'S A RESOLUTION.

[ LAUGHTER ]2014 IS GOING TO BE A NEW YEAR

FOR LINDSEY GRAHAM.

YOU WANT NEW SANCTIONS GRAHAM?

WHAT WERE YOU TELLING USBEFORE IRAN CAME TO THE TABLE

ABOUT THE REASON FOR THESANCTIONS?

>> WE BELIEVE SANCTIONS AND THETHREAT OF MILITARY FORCE IS THE

ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TOBRING THE IRANIANS TO THE TABLE.

>> Jon: WELL THEY ARE AT THE(bleep) TABLE.

SANCTIONS GOT THEM TO THE TABLEAND YOU WANT TO DO MORE

SANCTIONS ON TOP OF THAT TOWHAT?

GET THEM CLOSER TO THE TABLE? DOTHEY HAVE TO JUST BE LIKE THIS?

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

IT'S LIKE SANCTIONS ARE THE TAXCUTS OF FOREIGN POLICY.

IT'S ALWAYS THE RIGHT ANSWER.

IRAN WON'T COME TO THE TABLESANCTIONS.

IRAN WILL COME TO THE TABLESANCTIONS.

YOU WILL TURN THE TV OFF RIGHTMISTER OR SANCTIONS.

>> THERE ARE 59 SENATORSINCLUDING 16 DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE

DEFIED THE PRESIDENT TO SUPPORTA BILL TO READY NEW SANCTIONS IF

DIPLOMATIC TALKS FAIL.

>> Jon: 16 DEMA -- WHAT?

I GET REPUBLICANS.

THEY WOULD LINE UP TO OPPOSE OBAMA ON THE ORGASMS CURE

CANCER ACT OR THE RESOLUTIONFINDING JENNIFER LAWRENCE

DELIGHTFUL BUT DEMOCRATS --DEMOCRATS -- WHY WOULD THEY VOTE

FOR THIS?

>> WELL, I THINK A LOT OF THEMHAVEN'T READ IT YET.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: REALLY?

THEY HAVEN'T READ IT YET.

THAT'S NEVER SLOWED THEM DOWNBEFORE.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHY?

WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS REALLYVOTING FOR THIS?

>> BUT I ALSO THINK THAT WITHBIG PARTS OF PROISRAEL LOBBY AND

THE UNITED STATES BEING AGAINSTIT, THE COUNTRY OF ISRAEL BEING

AGAINST IT IT'S A STEEP HILL TOCLIMB.

>> Jon: THAT MAKES SENSE.

THE SENATORS FROM THE GREATSTATE OF ISRAEL ARE AGAINST IT

AND WE DON'T -- WAIT A MINUTETHAT'S NOT IN OUR COUNTRY.

THWHY DO WE HAVE TO LISTEN TOTHEM.

ISRAEL IS OUR ALLEY AND IRAN ISSTILL PRETTY PROVOCATIVE.

>> OUTRAGEOUS COMMENTS FROM THEIRANIAN PRESIDENT ON THE RECENT

DEAL BETWEEN THE U.S. ANDWESTERN POWERS.

>> Jon: HERE IS WHAT HESAID, SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY ACTING OUT OF MISPLACEDOBSESSION AND MESSIANIC FERVOR.

THE AMERICAN SECURITY PLAN ISNOT WORTH THE PAPER IT'S PRINTED

ON.

YOU CAN'T TALK SMACK ABOUTAMERICA AND NOT GET HIT HARD

IRAN.

IT WASN'T FROM THE IRANIANPRESIDENT IT WAS FROM THE

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER.

HE WAS TALK ABOUT THE PALESTINIAN PEACE TALK

SITUATION.

THAT'S MY BAD.

THAT'S OUR ALLY WE WOULDN'T WANTTO OFFEND THEM BY NEGOTIATING A

TREATY WITH A SEPARATE ENTITY.

WHAT DID ROUHANI SAY?

>> HE TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TOTWEET WORLD POWERS SURRENDER TO

IRANIAN NATION'S WILL.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: WHY THE (bleep) DO

WE EVEN BOTHER?

ARE THERE ANY FOREIGN POWERSMORE MATURE THAN THESE GUYS THAT

WE CAN DEAL WITH?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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