Obama and John Kerry are desperately trying to carve out a “deal” with the State-of-Terrorism Iran. They’re busy trying to tell us all is well and we can trust the Iranians not to make the bomb or many bombs which of course they won’t share with their terrorist friends to wipe out Israel, the United States and any other country who doesn’t comply with their ideology/religion.
Former Texas Governor. Rick Perry, does a fine job explaining the issue, how Congress is not involved and that the next POTUS should not be required to comply with any agreement Obama signs on his own. (Full transcript is below the video)
During the negotiations, this administration has caved on one demand after another. They once pledged that Iran would dismantle much of its enrichment capacity. No longer — Iran will retain thousands of centrifuges.
They once insisted that Iran would have to come clean on the military dimensions of its nuclear program. No longer — the past is all but forgotten if not forgiven. And Iran’s long-range ballistic missiles…whose only purpose is carrying a nuclear payload…are not even the subject of discussion in these talks.
But perhaps the most disturbing concession to Iran is the notion of a sunset clause. This means that at a date certain…perhaps only ten years from now…Iran will be free to become a nuclear power, with our acceptance and approval. All limits on this terrorist regime will be removed.
Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu knows this…which is why he made a special appearance before Congress warning that this deal would jeopardize Israel’s security…and ultimately ours.
In my view two principles should be non-negotiable: one, Iran will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, period…and two, the United States will not normalize relations with Iran until Iran ceases to support terrorist groups that target the United States and our allies.
We must be clear about the threat posed by the Iranian regime. Iran is still the most significant supporter of terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas. It continues to call for extinction of Israel and actively plots against our Arab allies. It continues to deny the Iranian people the freedom they seek.
And the ayatollahs have the blood of hundreds and hundreds of Americans on their hands…from Marines blown up in Beirut to soldiers killed in Iraq by weapons Iran supplied.
This proposed nuclear agreement would legitimize the Iranian regime and its search for nuclear weapons. This cannot stand.
The Senate should finally pass the bipartisan sanctions bill sponsored by Senators Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez. And Congress must demand that any nuclear arms agreement negotiated with Iran be submitted to Congress for a vote…not deliberately kept from our elected representatives.
If President Obama signs an agreement that the Congress cannot support, our next president should not be bound by it.
An arms control agreement that excludes our Congress, damages our security, and endangers our allies has to be reconsidered by any future president.
We must not allow the incompetence of one administration to damage our country’s security for years and decades to come.
David Victor Hanson over at National Review Online calls Barack Hussein Obama “Snarker-in-Chief.’ I thought I heard all of the insults coming out of Obama’s filthy, arrogant yap but some new ones mixed with old one’s so let’s have a look.
On Russian President Vladimir Putin:
“My sense is that’s part of his shtick back home politically as wanting to look like the tough guy,” Obama snarked. Putin has has “got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid at the back of the classroom.”
On Mitt Romney:
“[Romney is] changing up so much and backtracking and sidestepping we’ve got to name this condition he’s going through. I think it’s called . . . Romnesia. I’m not a medical doctor, but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.”
On Democrat voters in Pennsylvania:
“It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
On American Christians:
Advising them not to get on their “high horse,” given the moral equivalence between the millennium-old Crusades and the present epidemic of radical Islamic terrorism.
On Obama’s Staff:
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
On Washington DC culture:
“What Washington needs is adult supervision.”
On Michael Jordan:
When chided the golf-obsessive Obama as in fact a “hack” and a “shitty” golfer. Obama quickly fired back:
Jordan “was not well informed. He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets. But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.”
On Nancy Reagan:
“I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.”
On Obama’s bowling skills:
“No, no. I have been practicing. . . . I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”
On Obama’s white mother:
“But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away.”
Referring to lawmakers:
“I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.”
On opponents during Obama’s reelection campaign:
“And you can pretty much put their campaign on . . . a tweet and have some characters to spare.”
Responding to Romney criticizing the down-sizing of the US military:
“Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. . . . We also have things called aircraft carriers that planes land on and submarines that go under water.” Note the snark “that planes land on” and “that go under water.”
Responding to Romney’s statement that Putin is America’s chief worry:
“The 1980s — they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
At Obama’s last State of the Union address Republican’s applauded when he noted he had no more campaigns to run:
“I know. Because I won both.”
To Senator Jon Kyl, who once questioned the newly inaugurated Obama about the proper mix between tax hikes and budget cuts:
To his Republican House opponents of his agenda, Obama snarked:
“Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me.”
On proponents to the Keystone Pipeline:
“Let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline.”
It’s been fairly well documented that on the night of the Benghazi attacks on the American consulate leaving four Americans dead no one really knows where Barack Obama was, except for the ilk hiding the truth.
Once again Obama has been invisible, off the world stage after a major crisis where world leaders gathered in solidarity, including polar opposites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
More than 40 heads of state showed up in France this past weekend to denounce the wave of terrorism that left 17 innocent people dead and others wounded. However, the country that symbolizes, or once did, the war on terror after 9/11 attacks in New York City went unrepresented.
By all accounts Obama and VP Biden had open schedules and certainly could have rearranged commitments to show solidarity against terrorism if they saw fit. John Kerry, presumed US Secretary of State was in India and thought the dust up is merely “quibling.”
“We have offered, from the first moment, our intel, our law enforcement and all of our efforts, and I really think that, you know, this is sort of quibbling a little bit,” Kerry told NBC News.
Not to worry, the US ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, receiving that position as a reward for raising more than $500,000 in campaign funds for Obama, made an appearance.
Spokes Idiots for the administration were full of excuses as well as other foreign objects of relative distaste such as security issues, too much distraction, all which didn’t seem to detract other leaders as well as record crowds.
One protester held a banner with Voltaire’s most famous line:
“I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it.”
And even from the heart of Brooklyn, bastion for Obama supporters filmmaker Leo Herrera, 33, in front of the Park Slope Food Co-op said:
“It will have a chilling effect that America did not show up (at the Paris rally). This goes into the heart of what free speech is, so we should have a really visible reaction. I don’t think Obama sent any message, and that’s the problem.”
The message may be Obama’s distaste for Jews, his pro-Islam stance, his lack of concern over national security with his open borders, walking away from Iraq and Afghanistan, and over all lack of policy to protect the nation and fight terrorism.