This open letter to Iran - penned by the Senate Republicans - represents an eerie new low in the opposition's unrelenting attempts to sabotage the Obama presidency. This one leaves you breathless.
"As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then - perhaps decades."
The Roll Call link (above) provides explanations/rationale as to why those who refrained did so.
REPUBLICANS OF THE 114th CONGRESS
* - did not sign letter
UPDATE: Excellent response from the Vice President.
UPDATE 09/04/2015: Done deal. Now, it's Iran's responsibility to - if it indeed intends to rejoin the world community - to over-deliver on this deal, to engage in follow-up negotiations with the United States and other nations, and to make it unquestionably clear they are 100% committed to this transition. It is time.
UPDATE 12/29/2015 : Some great end-of-year news about the Iran nuclear deal. As of December 28, 2015. The New York Times reported, "Iran Hands Over Stockpile of Enriched Uranium to Russia."
Happily, it also quiets those (including many of the United States lawmakers listed above), who were irrationally against the historic deal between Iran and several Western nations, including the US. Many never even read a word before fear mongering and railing against it... only because this president (a bit darker than the others, incidentally) was behind it.
UPDATE 01/16/2016 : Congrats to the entire diplomatic team responsible for this historic deal. What is never reported in the media is how important the lifting of these sanctions is not just for Iran, but also for the countries that were sanctioning Iran. Europe, especially, took a hit these past few years for the sake of peace, as the intensified sanctions of the Obama age (which finally had teeth) took effect. Peace appears to have won out. Now, it is time to let these economies thrive once more.