President Obama has justified the agreement as fundamentally a choice between doing nothing or avoiding a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Really? The only fundamental choice made here was whether to appease Iran or support our ally, Israel. Based on the agreement, the choice he made is obvious.
Iran does not have a history of holding up their end of agreements, and they certainly are not going to live up to this one. The only arms race going on now will be Iran’s race to finish what they started. In fact, Iran must be thrilled with the idea that it can get all the global sanctions lifted simply by leading a few U.N. inspectors around by the nose and showing them what they want them to see. The U.N. will be more than glad to play the game just as it did in Iraq. They will find nothing out of the ordinary and see nothing that is not planned for them to see. The square will be filled so to speak and everyone can rest easy in the awareness that Iran is no longer engaged in building a nuclear arsenal.
President Obama proclaimed that the agreement has stopped Iran’s path to developing nuclear weapons. Yeah, right. Maybe you are not aware, but the specifics of this agreement were not negotiated by Secretary of State Kerry. No, no—Kerry was simply the face of the effort. He is far too shallow to be engaged in such discussions without shooting himself and everyone else around him in the foot. This agreement (and I use the term loosely) was hammered out by Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman. Now that name might not mean much to you, so let me refresh your memory: Wendy Sherman was recommended to her position by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and appointed by President Obama in 2011. In 1999, under President Clinton, Ms. Sherman served as the Policy Coordinator and lead negotiator in hammering out the agreement which supposedly stopped North Korea from developing a nuclear program—a document which President Clinton also termed “historic” and “good for the American people.” You might notice that that agreement did little to stop North Korea’s efforts.
Wendy Sherman is a pedigreed rabid socialist of the highest order. She founded Emily’s List— an organization solely devoted to the election of pro-abortion politicians to high office—and she headed up the failed campaign of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Ms. Sherman was also the founding director of Fannie Mae—a key player in the housing bubble burst of 2008. She has drifted in and out of political circles at the behest of both the Clintons and Mr. Obama. Now that Ms. Sherman is retiring from her role at the State Department (having finalized the Iran agreement), it will be back to the private sector for her and more influence peddling with federal government officials.
We need to understand one thing clearly here: This agreement is not going to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons just as the previous “Agreed Framework” of 1994 with North Korea did not. In the case of North Korea, the USA gained a lot of worthless concessions and double-talk in exchange for oil and normalization of relations. North Korea continued its efforts unimpeded and, in 2006, announced it had launched a test nuclear weapon. When the goal itself is gaining an agreement rather than clearly identifying a solution, this is the outcome one can expect. The agreement fills the square. To quote Ms. Sherman, The devil is in the detail. She will never speak a more profound truth.
One alarming aspect of this deal is the fact that both Russia and China are publicly applauding it. The only reason for such jubilee would be that both countries see that the USA has come out on the very short end of the stick on this, and that they will benefit on the world stage. Additionally, this agreement places Israel in stand-alone jeopardy and clarifies where the USA will stand once Iran achieves nuclear capacity--hint, it won’t be with Israel. Certainly Israel has the most at stake in this political gaming that Obama is conducting. He is literally gambling with Israel’s future existence. It is no secret that Iran holds a deep hatred of Israel and will go to great lengths to see it destroyed. Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has correctly called this agreement a historic mistake. No doubt, Iran must have received assurances that this agreement will continue beyond the reign of the Obama Administration—assuaging a fear Iran had expressed a number of times. One can easily understand their motivation to ensure that this bad deal remains in effect in perpetuity. In announcing the achievement of this historic agreement, Mr. Obama wasted no time in threatening Congress with a veto of any resistance to its approval. Yet again, we see the President’s modus operandi at play: Hurry, hurry, hurry! There is no time for consideration! Oppose me not, for if you do, here comes the race card! As we know, the Constitution does not confer veto power to the President should the Senate withhold approval. Nevertheless, Congress will sit silently, all eyes on the race card.
Our future security and that of Israel is in the hands of those in Congress. If we see the same behavior out of that gutless entity that we have on more recent issues, then God help us all. As usual (think ObamaCare), Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell will voice their complaints and rattle a few sabers but ultimately, these boys will once again give in to Obama’s demands—demands which will only trade away both the interest of the USA and Israel for the sake of Obama’s all important legacy. What a shame that we have come to a day in America when we elect power-hungry radicals to office who are willing to trade our lives and future for their place in history—may they burn in hell.
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