Over the last few weeks it’s Republicans who have taken a lot of heat for the mess that is percolating in Iran. The reason Republicans have become the focal point is because 47 of them dared to write an open letter to the leaders of Iran reminding them that President Obama’s negotiating power is limited by his stay in office, and that the only way to secure a lasting compromise is by working with the legislature (not the President). Liberals and the media (but I repeat myself) found this to be an outrageous overstep of recognized boundaries and a horrible faux pas. In fact, so egregious was the Republican decision to send this letter that many in the media sighed heavily and muttered words like “treason” and “sedition” while breathlessly worrying that the Republicans had changed the course of history with their historic letter writing effort.
A week later President Obama sent the Iranian people a video greeting for the celebration of the Iranian New Year (or Nowruz). In his heartfelt and sweet little message he implored the people of Iran to side with him while simultaneously standing up to the hardliners in the Iranian leadership. Doing pretty much exactly what the Republicans did just a week earlier… did anyone in the media notice? Not really.
At some point, though, the media is going to have to wake up to the fact that it is the Obama administration’s incompetence that is creating a dangerous situation in the Middle East. No, I’m not talking about the rise of ISIS, or the resurgence of Al Qaeda, or the fall of Syria, Libya, Egypt or Yemen. (Yes, all of these are partially Obama’s fault but…) I am talking about the building of an Iranian Nuclear Empire right under Obama’s prominent proboscis.
Under Obama’s watch Iran has exerted its influence throughout the Middle East seizing undue influence in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Meaning that Tehran now has de facto rule over five Middle Eastern nations. Iran has also wrangled the US into giving away the farm in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This past week both sides said that things were looking promising and that talks were advancing in a positive direction.
I just wish someone would tell Iran’s Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that things were going good because he obviously did not get the memo.
Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord.
Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.
The Ayatollah was giving a speech in the Iranian capital of Tehran this past week when the crowd began chanting “Death to America!” Fortunately the Ayatollah was there to remind everyone that our nuclear negotiations were going well (obvious sarcasm) when he replied…
“Of course yes, Death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure. They insist on putting pressure on our dear people’s economy. What is their goal? Their goal is to put the people against the system. The politics of America is to create insecurity.”
Yeah, I’m not sure things are progressing the way the Obama team was hoping. Combining the Iranian takeover of the Middle East with the Iran’s soon to be realized nuclear ambitions paints a terrifying picture of our world’s future. Iran’s desire to wipe Israel from the Earth and their ambition to make the USA pay for our transgressions against them prove that Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear power. Add to this that Iran sponsors terrorism all over the world, and this makes for a very, very scary situation.
The Obama administration is stirring a very dangerous pot, and with their track record of failure, I hope you’ll excuse me for not having any faith that they can get this right.