That confronts Senate Republicans with a choice: they can help the Iranians, or they can help the President.
I’m betting on the Iranians. Nine Republican votes are needed, and I can’t count them: Lugar, Voinovich, and the three New Englanders only make five. And I’m also willing to bet that the media will report the defeat of the treaty as a failure by the President, not as a dereliction of duty by the Republicans.
Still, I’m for it. And I hope that Harry Reid announces that the Senate’s not going home until it’s had a vote on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, on the DREAM Act, and on the confirmation of Jack Lew.