Behind Obama's Iran deal screw up

Kyle Smith:
It was Hillary Clinton who nailed Barack Obama’s policy with a single, deadly word: “Naive,” she called it, in a campaign debate in 2008.

And how. The full story of President Obama’s 2015 Iran deal, which gave Iran more than it could have wished for in its wildest dreams just as its economy was on the verge of collapse, is a stunning tale of weakness, self-deception, wishful thinking and topsy-turvy priorities on the part of Team Obama.

Even the French Socialists called the agreement, which lifts sanctions against Iran in return for that country vowing to back off its nuclear weapons program for 10 years, “a sucker’s deal” (before being browbeaten into approving it). And a former International Atomic Energy Agency weapons inspector said Obama’s pact “sets an incredibly bad precedent.”

Every miscue made by Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry is made woefully clear in “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East,” a riveting and sordid account by Wall Street Journal chief foreign correspondent Jay Solomon, who interviewed many of the key players including Kerry.

Kerry emerges as a classic schmoozer, the Dr. Pangloss who sees nothing but good in every foreign warlord and mass murderer. Based on his genial four-hour 2009 dinner with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and both men’s wives, Kerry — then a Massachusetts senator — spent years trying to sell the idea that Assad was a Western-leaning “reformer.” That would be before Assad exterminated 500,000 of his own people.
There is much more.

I have described this deal as the worst in history  and the material in this piece confirms that argument.  Kerry is not an intelligent man and neither is Obama.  They have given Iran the means to launch further aggression and to appease allies the US is funding or selling arms that will put it in the position of paying for both sides of the next Middle East war.  There is no redeeming quality to this deal.


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