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Jackie Mason Slams Iran Deal, Says Restaurants Are Subject to Tougher Inspections

The comedian also slams John Kerry and President Obama

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: July 29th, 2015 in News » World

Jackie Mason Slams Iran Deal, Says Restaurants Are Subject to Tougher Inspections

Legendary Jewish comedian Jackie Mason did not hold back when asked about the new nuclear deal with Iran, slamming the president, Secretary of State Kerry, and the entire deal. Speaking about the deal on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” Sunday night, the funnyman first went after John Kerry, arguing that he should have to pay back the American people for his airfare costs to-and-from the Iranian negotiations.

“Kerry negotiated with them for a year-and-a-half and accomplished nothing. He ought to give us back for all the trips he made. He cost us millions of dollars in airplane fares and he came back with nothing except a bad foot,” the comedian began, in what would become a great rant against the Iranian deal.

Mason next went after Obama, trying to get at the President’s rationale for signing what appears to him to be a terrible deal. “The real agreement he made, I’m sure he (Obama) said to them, ‘Listen, could you keep the bomb quiet for a year and a half. Because if you don’t bomb us for a year and a half, I’ll be the big winner. Everyone will see I made a fantastic agreement. If you bomb us after I leave I could always say it’s the other guy’s fault. Because if it’s not for him, this never would have happened.”

The comedian went on to call the entire arrangement "stupid", before drawing comparisons between Iran and New York City restaurants. “Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice that you can walk in and inspect them… So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish. We’re not protected from a bomb, but we’re protected from a bad quality of tuna fish.”

Mason, now 84, originally pursued a career as a rabbi, becoming ordained at the age of 25. However, he abandoned his rabbinic future just 3 years after his ordination, so that he could pursue his true dream of being a stand-up comedian.

Do you think he has a point here, or are these the ramblings of an irrelevant, eccentric old man? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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