We keep hearing how the Obama administration is just dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” on their plan to give Iran nuclear weapons. We keep hearing how it’s just moments away. We keep hearing how Obama is urging congress not to impede in the historic progress that he’s making….and building that great legacy of his…but issuing sanctions against Iran during the talks, which have gone on over 6 months longer than he originally said they would. We keep hearing how close they are to a deal, and how Iran really wants to finish this up.
So why do we hear THIS from Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s “supreme leader”?
Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that he would not capitulate to western demands…and chanted along with the crowd, “Death to America”. He continued, “They insist on putting pressure on our dear people’s economy. What is their goal? Their goal is to put the people against the system. The politics of America is to create insecurity.”
One would think that if we were that close to a deal, which would grant Iran nuclear power status in ten years (probably less), and that we were “so close to an historic deal and a better future”, as John Kerry put it on Saturday, that there would be much less rhetoric coming from the Iranians, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, if I was this close to getting what I wanted from you, the last thing I would do before the deal was signed was screw it up by taunting you. At least, I’d wait until after I had a signed document before I did a victory lap.
Or, it could just be another one of Obama’s lies? He actually wants to believe he’s that close to a deal with Iran, a deal that would give him something other than a copy of Obamacare to put into his presidential library, that he can taste it? Then again, he’s probably just antsy as hell to show congress he IS capable of negotiating something with somebody…with anybody that has more pull than his daughters. So far though, through two secretaries of state, that hasn’t happened. He can’t point to one single incident anywhere in the world since 2009 when he took office, where he has been able to negotiate a settlement of any conflict with anybody. I don’t care what the size, I don’t care the seriousness of the negotiations. It’s been a big foreign policy flop.
And it won’t be much better this time around. Here’s the scenario you’re going to witness on April Fool’s Day. John Kerry, looking haggard and tired, addressing the media, saying he’s tried everything he can think of to get a deal with the Iranians, and he’s close. Sooo close! He can feel it. If he just had another six months without the threat of a congressional sanction. If he just could get the UN to lift their sanctions so that threat weren’t hanging over the Iranians head…so we could show them our good faith, he’s positive he could reach a deal.
And I’ve got a bridge in Lake Havasu City I’d like to sell you.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
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