With the assistance of Secretary of State and one-time President Candidate John Kerry, who has been voted as the worst Secretary of State in modern times, President Obama lurches towards another foreign policy failure. This time it’s Iran and the result of their ineptitude will be official acceptance that Iran is going to go nuclear.
There is no way to look at the Iran nuclear deal as anything other than an abject failure. The Iranians do not have to reduce the amount of infrastructure they’d already built for refinement of nuclear material. There is so far no requirement that the Iranians ship out their enriched uranium. Even Obama supporters acknowledge that these steps guarantee Iran could quickly ramp up enrichment operations and produce nuclear weapons very quickly whenever they chose to.
Some Obama supporters say that this will at least “Open the dialogue” or give the U.S. “leverage to push for democracy from the inside”. The same arguments were made in the 90s when Clinton folded like a lawn chair during the North Korean negotiations. The North Koreans never let the restrictions or IAEA inspections hold them back and they now have multiple nuclear weapons. And to say that caving in gave us any leverage at promoting freedom or democracy in North Korea would be funny if it weren’t so sad and dangerous. This is how it will turn out in Iran as well.
While Iran gloats about getting all of what it wants with little if any chance for enforcement of restriction on development of nuclear weapons, our long-term ally Israel is forced to accept that America no longer has the backbone to help it defend itself against Middle Eastern powers that seek its destruction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak next week in front of the US House of Representatives to urge America to find the resolve to deal strongly with Iran. But almost two dozen Democrat Representatives have said they will boycott the speech. Hopefully their constituents will make them pay for their lack of backbone come the next election day.
Once again, President Obama is failing America. His far left ideology combined with poor decision making and weak-handed approach to handling problems will once again have serious long-term negative effects for our country. And when the subject includes Middle Eastern fanatics, dictators and nuclear weapons, the consequences don’t get much more serious.