Not content to confine his most heinous mistakes to domestic policy alone, Barack Hussein Obama over the weekend reversed decades of foreign policy both for the United States and her allies by allowing Iran to continue work on its nuclear program.
Nuclear non-proliferation has long been a principle of the world community.
Today that principle is dead.
And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup, which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time. – Winston S. Churchill October 5, 1938, House of Commons on the Munich Agreement
The nuclear store is now open and anyone wishing to possess such a weapon will be allowed to have it if they just stick at it long enough.
And along the way, Obama has continued to bolster Russian influence, building on their growing prestige that has been given a goose by Obama’s various fumbling in the Middle East, in Egypt, Syria and Libya.
And for good measure we have traded in allies like Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
"If in five years, a nuclear suitcase explodes in New York or Madrid," said Naftali Bennett, the Israeli minister of trade and industry as reported by CNN, "it will be because of the agreement that was signed this morning."
I do not grudge our loyal, brave people, who were ready to do their duty no matter what the cost, who never flinched under the strain of last week - I do not grudge them the natural, spontaneous outburst of joy and relief when they learned that the hard ordeal would no longer be required of them at the moment; but they should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defences; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road. – Winston S. Churchill October 5, 1938, House of Commons on the Munich Agreement
It’s not even that we’ve suffered a defeat, but that Obama has done it purposefully, while also handing over control of the Middle East to Russians and the very Islamic extremists that would like to see a world without America.
“A Sunni-Shiite war is brewing across the region with the U.S.'s policies ironically emboldening Islamism by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,” writes Barak M. Seener, at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affair, “and its hands-off approach that emboldened jihadists in Syria. At the same time the U.S. is relinquishing its role in the Middle East to Russia much to the consternation of Saudi Arabia and Israel.”
Iran has long held that they are working on a plan “drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization.” They hold conferences on the subject. They work the plan. Nukes and EMP devices are part of that plan.
Because of these policy goals by Iran, until recently, the thought of allowing the Iranians to continue in their work on nukes was a non-starter. No responsible person was willing to propose a deal such as the one just agreed to.
No one campaigning for the presidency would have proposed it. But I suppose this is what Obama meant when he told Putin that after the election he'd have more flexibility to cut a deal.
The alternatives, until a few weeks ago, were either continuing sanctions or military action.
Yet Obama just surrendered to an opponent that Ambassador John Bolton calls “Iran’s Joe Biden.”
“And when you think of it that way,” said Bolton, “watching President Obama chase Hassan Rouhani around New York at the opening of the (U.N.) General Assembly in September was more than an embarrassment; it was a strategic mistake. Because Iran correctly read Obama’s efforts, first with the photo opportunity, then to even have even a telephone conversation, as signaling weakness in the American position, as signaling desperation to reach some kind of cosmetic deal with Iran on the nuclear weapons program.”
We have already seen Obama deploy the “nuclear option” here at home, declaring civil war in the Senate in matters of nominations. Now he has declared peace for our time with an agreement on Iran’s nuclear options, which seeks to bolster his sagging, impotent and silly administration.
“President Obama’s agreement with Iran is a serious strategic mistake,” said Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the Homeland Security committee in the House. “The United States will ease sanctions on Iran making billions of dollars available to the Iranians while Iran does not have to dismantle any of their 19,000 centrifuges. This agreement is a victory for Iran and a defeat for the United States and our allies in the Middle East, specifically Israel and Saudi Arabia.”
As a consequence of this defeat the measure of success for the peace is whether a suitcase bomb explodes in New York or Madrid.
That’s not a sufficient basis for peace for any country.
“You were given the choice between war and dishonor,” Winston Churchill chided his compatriots.
“You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”
War. Not today of course, but someday... and today was just the start of the clock.