Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill headlined an article on washingtonpost.com: Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran.“ Clearly trumpeting public support for the deal currently stalled in Switzerland. However, just like everything else the liberal press slants to favor the administration, the details present something quite different.
The article begins by claiming that, “By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.”
But then, the next paragraph reveals that there’s much more to the story, as follows: “But the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly six in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed at sealing a long-term deal.
“Overall, the poll finds 59 percent support an agreement in which the United States and its negotiating partners lift major economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. Thirty-one percent oppose a deal.”
Thus, it would be a far better indication of true public opinion if instead of asking how Americans feel about “a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions,” the question posed was how those same respondents felt about loosening sanctions in return for a nuclear weapon development pause of only twelve months.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
Yesterday, after the day’s entry was published, Chris Stirewalt’s FoxNews.com column addressed some of the problems now faced by Bill Clinton’s wife’s due to erasing emails that perhaps contain information requiring public disclosure.
In that regard, a reader posted the following information.
“44 U.S. Code § 3106 - Unlawful removal, destruction of records
The head of each Federal agency shall notify the Archivist of any actual, impending, or threatened unlawful removal, defacing, alteration, or destruction of records in the custody of the agency of which he is the head that shall come to his attention, and with the assistance of the Archivist shall initiate action through the Attorney General for the recovery of records he knows or has reason to believe have been unlawfully removed from his agency, or from another Federal agency whose records have been transferred to his legal custody. In any case in which the head of the agency does not initiate an action for such recovery or other redress within a reasonable period of time after being notified of any such unlawful action, the Archivist shall request the Attorney General to initiate such an action, and shall notify the Congress when such a request has been made.”
So, depending on whether or not Eric Holder, or his successor as Attorney General, follows up as required by law, there’s a reasonable chance that Bill’s wife will have to run a part, or all, of her presidential campaign in stripes from the slammer, meeting with her staff only on visitor’s day.
That’s it for today folks.