‘Strokes at the WH’: Kerry blurts truth about Obama’s Iran deal not being ‘legally binding’

Secretary of State John Kerry likely launched the White House into panic mode on Wednesday when he told the Senate Foreign Relations committee the Obama administration is not negotiating a legally binding plan” with Iran.

Bloomberg View columnist Josh Rogin tweeted Kerry’s remarks, as seen here:

The stunning revelation echoes precisely what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already knows, and what 47 Senate Republicans explained in the controversial open letter they sent to the “leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The Republican lawmakers stressed that any agreement without legislative approval is a “mere executive agreement,” which the next president can revoke “with the stroke of a pen.”

Kerry’s remark prompted the author of the open letter, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to ask a common sense question via Twitter:

Social media users were quick to jump in with their own observations, heavy on the customary Twitter snark. Here is a sampling of the responses:

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