Never has a president waved the white flag so gaily. The sanctions on Iran were a success, which is why, come to think of it, Iran has so importunately insisted on their removal. Removing the sanctions for so little in return is an abject failure.
One day after the Obama-Iran deal was inked, Obama faced the cameras and said the alternative to his agreement would have been war rather than, say, tougher sanctions. That is a false alternative. But then this administration has been for several years on good terms with falsity. The operative assumption of the Obama administration seems to be that you really CAN fool most of the people all the time. The only thing more disgraceful than the Obama-Iran agreement – which surrenders any real possibility of preventing the distribution of nuclear weapons throughout the Middle East – is “Winter Soldier” John Kerry, the second worst Secretary of State in recent times.
Kerry’s address to the U.S. Congress after he had returned from Viet Nam still snags the ear like a fish hook. The crimes against humanity committed by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam were not, said the returning Vietnam war hero, “…isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day to day basis, with the full awareness of officers at every level of command. It’s impossible to describe to you what did happen in Detroit, the emotions in the room, the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam. But they did. They relieved the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do. They told the stories of times they personally raped, cut off the ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown (sic) up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, raised villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war, in addition to the very particular ravaging which is done by the power of this country. We called this investigation the “winter solider” investigation…”
Where, in recent days, have we seen such barbarity (see below)?
In confronting “The Great Satan” – that would be the United States – President Obama and John Kerry’s new friends have been busy terrorist bees.
Here is a map showing Iran’s baneful influence in the world:
Obama’s entire foreign policy is a prison cell the bars of which have been constructed from old campaign promises. Obama released several of the most dangerous terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba -- “a sad chapter in American history,” said the President on the campaign stump -- in exchange for an American deserter because he had promised to close the detention facility during his first presidential campaign. Obama introduced more troops into Afghanistan and withdrew troops from Iraq because he said Iraq was the wrong war, while the war in Afghanistan was the right war. Obama drew quickly disappearing lines in the sand in Bashir Assad’s Syria, which is a client state of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The withdrawal of American troops from Iraq created a vacuum soon filled by ISIS, airily dismissed by Obama as a junior varsity league player in the Middle East. In a quick-capture military action that would have done General George Patton proud, ISIS, following the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, captured much of northern Iraq and parts of Syria, executing, crucifying and beheading male Christians along the way; female Christians were taken as sex slaves. Unwilling to commit troops on the ground that might push ISIS back into Syria, Obama decided to turn over his military portfolio in the Middle East to Putin, a new found friend, while remaining American troops in Afghanistan stand guard at a door that has in the past been used by the Taliban to harry Russia. While Obama was declaring troop withdrawals in the Afghanistan and Iraq, Putin made war in Ukraine, seizing Crimea, which gives Russia’s new communist czar a salt water port he may use to ship oil and military wares to countries fighting the Great Satan not far from Israel, whose Prime Minister is understandably anxious concerning a deal with Iran that will enable the mullahs who run the country to acquire a nuclear weapon within ten years, if not sooner. A last minute codicil attached to the Iran-Obama deal also ends a ban on the military shipment of arms to Iran, which should please Putin, whose ambition it is to turn NATO into an ineffective, neutered alliance – quite like the United Nations. A wag in Connecticut supposed the Obama-Iran deal might have better advanced Western interests and what remains of the Free World if the Iranian diplomats had been negotiating for the United States in place of the “Winter Soldier.”
All in all, a sad chapter in American History, the last page of which will not be turned for a year and four months, plenty of time todeliver the keys of the kingdom to the friends of the real Great Satan.