Global Zero, a group dedicated to the total eliminiation of nuclear weapons worldwide, has a new video out in support of President Obama's Iran nuclear deal.
The video stars Hollywood celebrities Jack Black (iCarly, Prop 8: the Musical, School of Rock), Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption, Dolphin Tale 2), and the lesser-known Natasha Lyonne who co-starred in The Auteur Theory with TWS senior editor and Iran deal critic Lee Smith.
It also features American-born Queen Noor of Jordan, former U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering, and embattled former CIA agent Valerie Plame.
The video, an attempt at humor, offers a false trichotomy in that Congress can either choose President Obama's Iran Deal, go to war with Iran, or we all die "like totally fried by a major nuclear bomb dead."
Nowhere is it suggested that Congress could reject a bad nuclear deal with Iran and pressure the Obama administration negotiate a better one.
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