Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Krauthammer: “For Obama, this is a matter of personal hurt. I mean, who cares what he feels? The issue is will Iran go nuclear?”
What about this quote by David Axelrod, Charles, that I am a closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office?
Well, I’m not sure I even understand what that means. But perhaps the judgment of Israelis, who 6 million of them are Jews, have a pretty good idea what a Jew is and more importantly have a pretty good ideal of what a friend is – I think the approval rating for Obama is about 15 percent among Isarelis. The administration pretends this is about Netanyahu and Likud and the hawks and extremists. And 15 percent of Israelis have a favorable view of Obama. The overwhelming majority of Israelis know that this president has probably been the least favorable to Israel of any in Israel’s history and at a moment where Israel’s existence is actually in question.
For Obama, this is a matter of personal hurt. I mean, who cares what he feels? The issue is will Iran go nuclear? We know Iran’s objective is the eradication of Israel – something it repeats over and over again. They will acquire the means to do so. The issue here is that after 40 years of non-proliferation based on the principle that nobody enriches uranium, we are now going to be signing a deal proudly with Iran, which is a rogue state and as Steve [Hayes] indicated, broken every promise it has made – a rogue state, which is now going to be able to enrich legally and legitimately. That’s the end of the non-proliferation regime in the world. We’re now going to enter a period of hyper-proliferation starting now.
I have two soundbites here, but one is President Obama talking and addressing Israel directly. I want to play that one. To the Israeli people:
Clip with president Obama:
“To the Israeli people. I understand your concerns and I understand your fears, but what is the worst scenario is the path that we are currently on in which there is no nuclear resolution and ultimately we have no way to verify whether Iran has a weapon or not. Sanctions won’t do it, a military solution is temporary, the deal we are negotiating potentially takes a nuclear weapon off the table for twenty years”
“Potentially takes it off the table for 20 years”
Look. That is ridiculous. Assuming there is no cheating we will legitimize a bomb in lot shorter time than that. But the assumption of no cheating is so naïve is to be incomprehensible .We have already heard of Iran cheating on the enrichment and increasing at 20 percent when it is supposed to freeze. On export of oil it has exceeded its caps every month for the last 18 months. All of this has been happening with sanctions and under restrictions. Imagine how Iran is going to act after sanctions are lifted, after the agreement is signed, when it has zero incentive to refrain from cheating. We know it will, and even if it cheats and we found out about it I guarantee you that this idea that we are gonna have snapback sanctions by the UN that will absolutely never happen.
I must say I was utterly surprised when I found out that Ha’aretz posted the same clip two days later
Posted by Mladen Andrijasevic at 10:52 PM