Thursday, August 13, 2015

Are We Stupid or What?

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, have stated that the nuclear deal that they negotiated with Iran will prevent the Iranians from getting a nuclear weapon. Do those assurances by our “esteemed” leaders remind you of past agreements with rogue nations? In 1938, Neville Chamberlain, negotiated an agreement with Nazi Chancellor Adolph Hitler, which according to Chamberlain, would bring “Peace in our time”. Well, how did that agreement work out (within a year WW11 broke out)? Next, we had President Clinton negotiate a nuclear agreement in 1994 with North Korea, another rogue nation. In announcing an agreement with North Korea, Clinton made the following statement:

“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world”. He said, “The deal requires them (No. Korea) to “freeze” their existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities”. He then went on to say, “The agreement does not rely on trust. Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency”,

Well, how did that work out? Within a year or two, North Korea was testing nuclear weapons. Do those appeasing agreements sound similar to the agreement that Obama and Kerry want us to accept?

We were not negotiating with Mother Teresa, we were negotiating with another rogue nation (Iran), who just a week before the announcement, held a massive rally condemning both the U.S.A. and Israel. In addition, the demonstrators called for the death of Americans and Israeli's. How can you negotiate with a country who has called for your death?

Leading up to this ridiculous agreement that will (hopefully not) be reached with Iran. We stated, unequivocally, that we would agree not to allow Iran to purchase conventional weapons and ballistic missiles. In addition, we said that any agreement with Iran would include unfettered inspection of any nuclear site. Well, what happened to those assurances in the deal which will soon be submitted to Congress for approval or rejection? Iran will be able to purchase conventional weapons after 5 years, and Iran does not have to agree to unannounced inspections anytime or anywhere. What did we get in return for those concessions? Nada, nil, zilch, and nothing, except that Iran would agree to this toothless agreement. It seems Obama would agree to anything just to get an agreement signed (regardless of how bad it might be), especially as it it might enhance his legacy (in his mind).

In this worthless agreement, we agreed to “unfreeze” Iranian assets that we have withheld for years, which amounts to many billions of dollars. Iran can't wait to get their hands on that flow of funds as it will not only prop up their pitiful economy, but it could also be used to further their efforts to support and export terrorism around the Middle East and around the world. Does any sane person, knowing how Iran has acted in the past, believe that Iran will not use this money to support the Assad regime, Hezbollah, Yemeni Houthi rebels, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups?

One thing that can be said about this deal is that it has formed an alliance between former enemies. That alliance now includes Israel, Jordan, Egypt, the Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Can you imagine that arch enemies in the past just a few short years ago, are now in harmony against this abomination that Obama and Kerry has agreed to with Iran? Maybe those countries know something that Obama and Kerry don't know, that this deal is something that we should not accept no matter what meaningless assurances are made by both our negotiators and Iran.

So, the answer to the headline is, YES, Obama and Kerry do think we are stupid if we accept this appeasing document with our avowed enemy, Iran. Let's hope Congress rejects this agreement.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Ken Murray said...

The answer is "YES". Look at the last two presidential elections, how could such a person like Barack Hussein Obama be elected and re-elected with a pathetic record of accomplishment like he had (I'm referring to the 52% of the voters who voted for Obama)? Will we make the same mistake again, hopefully not, but remember we have a lot of stupid people out there who are looking for handouts and it is the Democrats who will promise to give the handouts, it's like buying votes.

Iggy Cohen said...

Why is it that Obama can negotiate with terrorists and terrorist regimes, but can't seem to negotiate with Republicans (and some of his own Democrats)? He seems like he couldn't care less whether we have a Constitution or not, he just does what he feels is right (most of the times he is wrong), the hell with the separation of powers as spelled out in the constitution. I think Obama deserves a third term - not as president but as an inmate in a federal prison.