The president is a more audacious gambler than I am.
I consider the mullah Ayatollah Khamenei the long shot of the century making this deal with Iran an exact duplicate of the Munich deal Chamberlain paved the road to WWII with — when he signed it with Hitler. This move by the president surprises me although people will call me naïve on that point, I really thought it was possible he was giving the Iranians enough rope to hang themselves and instead Obama has hung himself.
The following is an excerpt from the Huffington Post:
It’s by Alon Ben-Meir, he’s a Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, NYU, and his tone is almost defeated:
“In sum, in spite of the economic hardships and domestic and international pressure, the Iranian regime hijacked the country’s human and material resources in its effort to become a regional powerhouse. Tehran will simply not stop exploiting every opportunity and using heinous means to achieve its objectives unless confronted by major players in and outside the region.”
That paragraph undisputedly true, is actually news to Obama. The next one is even stronger even though it’s even more of a mystery to the WH policy team.
“To understand how far Iran would go, its constitution says it all. The preamble states that it “shall pave the way for the perpetuation of the Islamic revolution within and outside the country … [and seek] to lay the ground for the creation of a single world nation … the army will be entrusted with the task not only protecting and preserving our borders, but also an ideological mission … Jihad in the name of God and the world.”
Which by the way, to observers outside of the White House, is exactly what the Iranians are doing, right now.
“Although President Obama’s eagerness to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is admirable, the fact that the “Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which was just concluded in Lausanne, is not linked to Iran’s threatening behavior is troubling, as Iran will continue to feed into the region’s violent turmoil.”
Can you hear the defeat by this scholar of the region? He doesn’t want to callout the president for putting together this ridiculous deal so blatantly in the Huffy Puffy post, where Obama worship is a religion — he has to be polite – but the message is clear, Obama has put Israel’s security on the chopping block for his presidential ego, his presidential legacy and as a result of his personal intellectual arrogance.