Remember how Candidate O told us in 2008 he was going to “restore respect” for America in the world? (Implying, of course, that President Bush had caused America to lose it.) Like it or not, liberals, respect – in global politics, particularly as it relates to one’s adversaries – must contain an element of fear; without which, respect is meaningless.
Here’s how fearful Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is of Barack Hussein Obama:
“If Iran had the intention to build nuclear weapons, the U.S. could in no way stop the Iranian nation.”
The ayatollah is half right: As long as O is president, the U.S. will in no way stop Iran from building nuclear weapons. Besides, he’s way too busy with class warfare to worry nuclear warfare.
Despite O’s protestations to the contrary, he hasn’t done diddly-squat to deter the mad mullahs from acquiring nuclear weapons. Sure, he points to sanctions and how they’ve “crippled” the Iranian economy, but so what? If the objective was to cripple Iran’s economy, kudos, dude.
But – if the objective was to stop Iran from acquiring enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear weapon, he’s failed miserably. In fact, President Bugs Bunny’s (stay with me here) continual redrawing of the line in the sand has emboldened the mullahs to rush even faster toward the bomb. From Newsmax:
Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week.
In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the town of Natanz in central Iran. They were not yet operating.
If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to speed up significantly its accumulation of material that the West fears could be used to devise a nuclear weapon. Iran says it is refining uranium only for peaceful energy purposes.
Iran’s installation of new-generation centrifuges would be “yet another provocative step,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in Washington.
White House spokesman Jay Carney warned Iran that it would face further pressure and isolation if it failed to address international concerns about its nuclear program in the Feb. 26 talks with world powers in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Continue reading…
So, Yosemite Sam crosses the line, and President Bugs draws another one. And another one. And another one.
At any rate, the 10-year-old effort to get the mad mullahs to end their pursuit of nuclear weapons continues this week, as the U.S., Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany meet with Iran to dangle another carrot.
Meanwhile, O continues to stoke the flames over the “real” wars: the war against the poor and the middle class, the war against women and the war against guns.
Hey, it’s all about priorities – right, O?