I’ve often wondered on that question. Barack Obama often seems to have the maturity of a nine-year-old. He says things because he wants them to be true or he thinks they should be true or because he thinks they are true simply because he said them.
I’m not counting his famously fallacious history and pronouncements such as Dear Leader claiming he was the first to brew alcohol “in the White House since George Washington,” as lies. On those he doesn’t know any better and they aren’t purposeful. For the record, the White House had not yet been built when Washington was president (and the capital was based in Philadelphia at that time). I’m looking at the purely mendacious.
Early Tuesday morning, when he announced the “Historic” agreement with Iran, he proceeded to list a load of malarkey that would refill the Augean stables.
This agreement, he intoned in his goofy stilted delivery, came from a “position of strength” and if the Iranians did cheat on the agreement, sanctions would immediately “snap back into place;” “the international community will be able to verify that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon;” “Iran will also get rid of 98 percent of its stockpile of enriched uranium;” and, the grandest pantload imaginable, “Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off.”
Well, maybe this is the bigger howler: “Inspectors will have 24/7 access to Iran’s nuclear facilities.”
Those aren’t all the details by any means but a full fisking is unwarranted.
The deal that Obama talked about sounded great.
The problem, little of what he said was true. Within an hour, even CBS Radio, no anti-Obama attack dog there, was poking holes in what the president said.
Digging a little deeper we find that inspectors won’t have 24/7 access to facilities nor will they get unimpeded access to the military nuclear facilities.
I’ve scanned the agreement and have yet to find anything about a 98% reduction in enriched uranium. The agreement is very clear on the Iranians getting to keep 300 kg of lower-level enriched uranium along with some stocks of higher-level enriched uranium.
There’s a lot of detail about Iran being able to keep “researching” enrichment and replacing inferior centrifuges with better ones. That seems counterproductive. Why does Iran need to “research” anything? Why does it need centrifuges if it is getting out of the bomb-building business? If it is serious about the “energy” goal of its program it can hire experienced international firms to provide it with energy reactor-level fuel at a decent price (far cheaper than this charade is costing them).
On the inspection front, does Obama really think the Iranians are going to do their serious military bomb-building work out in the open where inspectors can see it? Without full access to all facilities, the agreement is worthless.
But perhaps I worry too much. The One assures us that Iran will be prevented from using the weapon it’s not supposed to develop because of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
I feel so much safer knowing a piece of paper will shield me from the searing heat and radiation of a nuclear weapon.
Seriously, reading Obama’s view of the agreement and what the apparent reality of it is, one begins to wonder if he has a severe comprehension problem. Maybe he’s just reflecting what his negotiators told him and he has no idea what’s in the agreement?
Or is he just bald-faced lying to America; perhaps under some kind of delusion that we won’t ever figure out the actual details of the deal? At least until the first mushroom cloud appears somewhere and O is safely ensconced as president of Harvard or U.N. Secretary General or just a world citizen travelling the globe in the search for problems only he can solve.
O said something that might indicate he doesn’t actually have a grip on reality: “Consider what happens in a world without this deal. Without this deal, there is no scenario where the world joins us in sanctioning Iran until it completely dismantles its nuclear program.” Is Dear leader referring to the coalition that is currently in place to do just that? A coalition where hawkish French belittle a gullible panty-waist Obama for trusting the Iranians? That coalition? The Coalition of the apparently Nonexisting?
Our Glorious Leader continues: “Nothing we know about the Iranian government suggests that it would simply capitulate under that kind of pressure and the world would not support an effort to permanently sanction Iran into submission.” Wait, so these tough Iranians won’t capitulate under worldwide pressure, which you insist will fail anyway allowing the Iranians to do whatever they want, but they are eager to sign a document giving you everything you want? Did O even comprehend the sentence he had delivered before that?
People, he is not very smart. He thinks you aren’t smart either.
Obama grew up in and has lived all his adult life in an atmosphere where he was ceaselessly patronized and told how smart he was. He is never questioned and whatever half-assed effort he puts out is praised to the hilt.
He is a spoiled brat. We elected a 13-year-old spoiled brat to the presidency.
Mr. President – negotiating from a “position of strength” is our leader telling their leader, “If you don’t give us what we want, the next sound you’ll hear will be half a dozen MOPs hitting half a dozen Iranian nuclear ‘research’ sites.” It’s not “pretty please… we can’t hold our coalition together forever, Mr. Mullah.”
The Iranian press, the appropriately named Farce News, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayatollahs, Mullahs & Sons, Inc., seems to think they got everything they wanted without having to give up anything.
I wonder who’s more accurate?