Ken Blackwell

The fundamental flaw in Obama administration policy comes from the top—from Barack Obama’s failed understanding of the nature of the adversary we face in Tehran. President Obama told his Muslim listeners in Cairo last month:

And any nation – including Iran – should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. That commitment is at the core of the Treaty, and it must be kept for all who fully abide by it. And I am hopeful that all countries in the region can share in this goal.

By conceding that Iran has a right to develop nuclear power, Obama conceded that the regime our own State Department has called the world’s Number One supporter of terror has a “right” to go nuclear.

He further conceded that they are a regime he seeks to have better relations with. He did little to aid the Iranian students in Tehran and around the country who rose up against the murderous mullahs. He claimed it would be “meddling.”

Now, Israel is working against the clock. Can any nation stand by while a regime that has pledged to wipe it out, that has financed and armed terrorist groups like Hizbollah and Hamas, races to get nuclear weapons?

It might be interesting to comment on the personalities of this new administration. And it’s certainly fun to watch two rivals like Hillary and Barack Obama maneuvering for personal advantage in the making and enunciation of U.S. foreign policy.

But this is serious business. The life of Israel is at stake, and perhaps our own. We may soon find that burqas, saaris, and umbrellas are poor substitutes for a policy of peace through strength. Let’s all pray that America awakens to the peril in time.

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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