As a precursor to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke up about Obama’s diplomatic record with Iran:
“Our hope is that diplomacy can work. And I believe, given our success of the interim agreement, we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future.”
Meaning that America and Israel should stop throwing such a fuss about any U.S.-Iranian ties being forged. Put bluntly: Butt out of Obama’s business already.
Random though, but didn’t countries say that about Nazi Germany once upon a time? Sorry. Just thinking out loud here. Don’t mind me. At least don’t mind me until Iran starts dropping nuclear bombs on people in thanks to Obama’s “success of the interim agreement” and other concession-heavy negotiation tactics.
I mean, like this administration has been saying… What do we have to worry about here? Iran has proven to be perfectly reasonable ever since Obama took office, backing down on its inflammatory statements about the West in general and the U.S. in particular, and treating its citizens with the respect they deserve.
Like last January, when it strung up 40 people in two weeks. I’m sure they were all very bad criminals, not just political prisoners who ended up crossing the morality police.
In that light, President Obama had EVERY reason to attack Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech BEFORE it even happened. The New York Times reported on Friday:
“In a briefing for reporters, senior administration officials contended that even an imperfect agreement that kept Iran’s nuclear efforts frozen for an extended period was preferable to a breakdown in talks that could allow the leadership in Tehran unfettered ability to produce enriched uranium and plutonium.
“‘The alternative to not having a deal is losing inspections,’ said one senior official, who would not be quoted by name under conditions that the administration set for the briefing, ‘and an Iran ever closer to having the fissile material to manufacture a weapon.’”
The newspaper added how “several news organizations, including The New York Times” – I kid you not; it's citing itself as an expert source – reported that Iran wouldn’t be able to produce nearly so much enriched uranium for at least a decade. Though it forgot to add that those limitations rely solely on Iran’s desire to keep its word… which is probably about as likely as Obama giving Netanyahu the time of day.
So yeah, let’s negotiate with terrorists and insult our friends. ‘Cause both tactics have a great track record of success. For our enemies.