Michael Reagan

The Obama administration and their Democratic enablers in Congress have previously failed to recognize that our strongest allies in the important fight against Iran's nuclear ambitions and international terror efforts are not members of the United Nations Security Council such as Russia and China -- rather it is the unlikely duo of our friends in Israel and the millions of Iranians who have followed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi into the streets. While I am pleased to hear that President Obama is set to announce unilateral sanctions against Iran, and that it now appears Russia is moving closer to support of international sanctions, this is simply not enough.

If he were alive today, my father would likely be mystified by this administration's unwillingness to embrace the millions of people who are seeking freedom in a nation that has the United States and Israel as targets 1 and 1A. Undoubtedly, my father would have recognized that support of Iranians who are peacefully pursuing individual freedoms is not only the right thing to do -- it is also the smart diplomatic play.

By continuing to abide by its ineffective brand of diplomacy, this administration is setting us up for a risk much greater than the trouble of undertaking unilateral sanctions or using other forceful means to resolve the burgeoning conflict. It is time for our nation to send a strong, powerful message of support to freedom-loving Iranians. It is also time to send a message to Iran's revolutionary leadership that the days of appeasement are behind us.

Today, Americans once again find themselves asking whether the United States and her allies are going to continue on a foreign policy course that encourages dangerous behavior by Iranian radicals while turning a blind eye toward freedom-loving Iranians, or instead takes a stronger, bolder approach that forces these dangerous elements to put an end to their pursuit of nuclear capabilities.

I for one support a policy that severely weakens Iran's leadership to the point where they can easily find themselves on the wrong side of a new Iranian Revolution. And should our friends, the Israelis, decide to take military action on their own in an effort to protect the security of their homeland, our nation should unequivocally support them.

How is that for a powerful punch, Ayatollah?

Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is heard daily by over 5 million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.”