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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Last week I noted that the deadline for negotiations with Iran approaches in a week. I suggested that Barack Obama's policy appears to be Diplomacy Based on Dreams—that this president will do everything possible to come to an agreement with this (to quote from my earlier post) "ugly, repressive, violent, misogynistic, homophobic, undemocratic, terror-sponsoring "Islamic Republic," and that as a consequence, Iran magically "will see the light."

It's fascinating, really. Obama is willing to negotiate with one of the most repressive regimes on the planet, a sworn enemy of the United States, a country that has publicly stated its intent of wiping a U.S ally—Israel—off the map. He appears to be willing to bend over backwards to placate the Iranians so he can announce of foreign policy success. But Obama refuses to negotiate with the opposition party in the United States demanding that they send him bills that he likes so that he can sign them. In other words, no negotiation, no bending over backwards. Heh. This provides us with a window into Barack Obama's psyche, but, no matter. It is what it is.

Back to Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has a way with words and the clear-eyed vision of the Islamic world that our president clearly lacks. In response to the prospect of an "agreement" coming out of these U.S - Iran talks, he stated on Face the Nation this morning:
Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It's not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel."

"[Iran] is not a friend, neither in the battle against ISIS nor in the great effort that should be made to deprive him of the capacity to make nuclear weapons. Don't fall for Iran's ruse, they are not your friend
No statement could be more accurate. No U.S. President could be more wrong.