Even after five years in office, years that have seen Iran brutally suppress peaceful protesters, torture and kill political prisoners, persecute religious minorities, ship arms to terrorist groups, and prop up the genocidal regime of Assad in Syria–which has now killed an estimated 100,000 people (and by the way, how is Obama’s Atrocities Prevention Board handling that?), Obama clings to the notion that Iran can be trusted to abandon its nuclear weapons program if we just concoct the right words on paper in Geneva.
Iran, sitting atop a pool of oil and gas, does not need nuclear power for energy generation. It has spent a fortune building a network of secret underground uranium-enrichment facilities. It has invested in ballistic-missile technology. It has withstood international pressure and sanctions to build a plutonium plant that can only be used for nuclear weapons fuel. And Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, has declared that Iran has an “inalienable right” to enrich uranium.
Far from delivering a rebuke to this disgusting hijacking of Thomas Jefferson’s words by a criminal regime, Obama responds with conciliatory drivel about negotiations.
When former President Ronald Reagan appointed Jeane Kirkpatrick as U.S. envoy to the U.N., he gave these marching orders: “You’re taking off that big sign that we used to wear that said, ‘Kick Me.’”
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