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August 21, 2015 12:03 pm

Ben & Jerry Back ‘Half Baked’ Iran Deal

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President Obama defends the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Screenshot.

President Obama defends the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Screenshot.

In an email sent to supporters of the progressive political group, ice cream icons Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen asked recipients to join them in supporting the Iran deal to keep “America out of another war in the Middle East.”

Lobbyists and billionaires plan to spend over $40 million to stop the diplomatic deal with Iran—the one the Obama Administration negotiated to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. That’s dangerous, because if too many Democrats listen to the flood of hawkish, misinformation-ridden TV ads—and if they vote with Republicans—they could override the president’s agreement in just about a month.

This agreement is the only peaceful way to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. And it’s a critical test for what sort of nation we’re going to be. As Senator Bernie Sanders says, “the test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, it is how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner.”

Greenfield and Cohen, who are publicly supporting self-described “Democrat-Socialist” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president, called on their fellow MoveOn members to engage in a “donor strike” and pledge not to support Democrats who reject the Iran deal.

It may seem hard to fight back against $40 million in spending and win. But MoveOn has found a way. It’s called a “donor strike”—a pledge to not give money to Democrats who risk taking us to war, and to the party committees (like the DSCC) that support them.

We just joined MoveOn’s “donor strike”, and we hope you will too. Signing the petition takes just 30 seconds, and it sends an incredibly powerful message.

The “Cherry Garcia” inventors use key words and phrases throughout the email geared to appeal to progressive activists.

War means American women and men in uniform will die. It means tens of thousands of civilians will perish. And it means billions—maybe trillions—of taxpayer dollars (which should go to things like green energy development, health care, or schools) will be drained from the federal budget.

You know who would love that? Big military contractors and their armies of lobbyists. But the rest of us would be in deep, deep trouble.

According to the email, over 25,000 people have signed the petition. The letter also claims that President Obama is four votes shy of being able to stop the Senate from overriding his veto.

Those who fear that the ten-year deal does not provide the region long-term security might propose a new flavor to the company, known for its puns: “Iran So Far Away.” (If there are no Flock of Seagulls fans left out there, it is perhaps also worth noting that Observer writer Abby Ellin is the inventor of the flavor Karamel Sutra.)

An email request for additional comment from Mr. Greenfield and Mr. Cohen has yet to be answered.

This article was originally published by The New York Obsever.

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  • Lauren Goldman

    And if/when Iran gets the bomb, pretty much all Israelis will die. It would take only three bombs to annihilate most of the populace.

  • mike

    Why don’t they stick to what they know best?…making ice cream.
    Oh, by the way..Iran will never buy their products from Jews… even with an “Iran Deal” .

  • mike

    Wow…when did people who make ice cream become such experts on world politics & war?

  • Yale

    The only appropriate response to this is a BDS campaign against Ben & Jerry’s. If they are so clueless about the making of a bad deal, then they aren’t clueful enough to make ice cream that serious people should eat.

  • Rico G.

    Time to boycott Ben & Jerry’s until they go out of business.

  • Wm. J. Levy

    Ben & Jerry are probably the two worst proponents of Jews and Israel other than self-hating Jew George Soros.

    Jews don’t need enemies when we have these people.

    Ben & Jerry chose a black man to run their company over many more talented candidates because of their liberalism. He almost bankrupted the company but that’s what Liberals do they bankrupt everything they touch.

  • Mike Levy

    Ben & Jerry should be Tom & Jerry

  • david freilich

    I don’t understand these suicidal jews. I’m going to boycott their cream chain…..

  • lovezion

    YEAH… again messing up things in our country!!! So they defend obama’s multi-mess with iran! And another pair of renegade traitor jews going against the interests of America, Israel and indeed he whole world as the nuclear bomb from the iranians will probably reach much farther than anyone imagines. Of course, they’ve been working on it nonstop and despite all efforts (though weak) by those who know better.

    I want to BDS Ben & Jerry and hopefully most others will too.

    This is how most probably the Holocaust started – by the sadistic nazis AND by the stupid left liberals in germany and in the world who followed them, including the very stupid jews who loved germany more than their own lives and the lives of the other, REAL Jews!!!



    1. Gives Putin and Russia the free hand they have been seeking to dominate Eastern Europe.{See Newsweek: }

    2. Allows Iran to expand its currently active terror network in Central and South America.{; Here is a summary of Nisman’s 500 page report }

    3. Exposes New York, Washington and Boston to direct threat of nuclear attack and the entire US to EMP attack. { }

    Summarzing: “Basically a vote in favor of the JCPOA is a vote to give Russia dominance over Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Georgia and certainly a major position relative to Poland. It is a vote in favor of the entire Iranian global network of terror including expanding its active penetration of Central & South America. It is also a vote in favor of placing the US in jeopardy of a nuclear and /or EMP attack.”{{See MIL-ED }

  • ted weiss

    this is mcarthism at its worst in current times
    blacklist anyone that dare to oppose the deal . Demonize them
    deny them a leader ship position ,run a boycot for their campaign funds .
    It seems Out House loves Ben and tinkleberrys

  • dante

    oh yeah, Ben & Jerry are my go-to guys on foreign policy. forget about the cloyingly sweet, preciously-named, and, so-90s ice cream. I have never cared for the ice cream. BUT, when it comes to foreign policy, B & J are my men. wasn’t Ben an ambassador or something? and, Jerry, isn’t he fluent in farsi and a student of iranian negotiating behavior? no? well, they must know something, right? no? nothing? just two humps with the usual, lemming-like opinions? yeah, that’s about it: two dummies with an opinion.