I have only looked at some of the detail of the so-called agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. I am not an expert. There may be things I have missed. But, so far, I have not seen a single item that undermines Bibi’s contention that this deal is a bad deal. That’s the starting point.
The situation becomes somewhat bizarre, now. Obama does an interview admitting that in 12-13 years Iran will have a breakout time (time to generate a nuclear weapon) of zero. But then the White House tries to ‘walk that back’ and pretend that is not the way it is.
However, David Horovitz‘s latest Times of Israel piece on the matter is the definitive last nail in the coffin for Obama’s deal.
Mr H is no lover of Bibi. Mr H is honest, diligent, and a wonderful writer. I may not always agree with him, but I sense the man is one of principle. So, when he absolutely rips the deal apart, it’s over.
For example, about the walk back, David Horovitz says:
In an NPR interview gone horribly wrong on Monday, the president did honestly admit a huge, dire, failing of the accord — the fact that, even if Iran keeps to the deal (and what a colossal, improbable “if” that is), it will be able to break out to the bomb in next-to-no-time when key provisions expire after a decade. (The president had gone part-way down the road to that admission in his New York Times interview on Saturday, saying: “I’ve been very clear that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” — D.H. emphasis)
But there can be no candid acknowledgement of so momentous a flaw, for that would be to confirm Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s endlessly reiterated indictment of the deal as paving Iran’s way to the bomb. And so a State Department spokeswoman was pushed out in front of the cameras on Tuesday to stammer her way through an absurd reinterpretation of Obama’s remarks, an attempt at revisionism that insults our intelligence.
It was immediately plain that the US-led negotiators had mislaid their moral compass, and indeed any clear sight of their own self-interest, when they agreed to conduct the negotiations as scheduled even as Iran’s ruthless, arrogant leader Ali Khamenei was intoning his “Death to America” mantra, and one of his military chiefs was declaring that Israel’s destruction is “nonnegotiable.”
What is becoming increasingly plain is the extent to which the Obama team and their colleagues were played for fools by the Iranians in the talks themselves.
It’s like Obama trying to barter in the shouk. He gets shafted.
Read it all, here.
And when you are done, remember this part:
But there can be no candid acknowledgement of so momentous a flaw, for that would be to confirm Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s endlessly reiterated indictment of the deal as paving Iran’s way to the bomb.
To put it another way: Bibi is right, and Obama is wrong. Flat. Out. Wrong.
Finally, recall that there has been much opprobrium directed towards Bibi in the USA, much of it Obama inspired. However, honest analysis by independent thinkers like David Horovitz such as this – showing Obama up as having goofed big time – might suggest that the attacks on Bibi were, at least in part, wrong. Certainly, much of it was suspiciously partisan and thoughtless. Could it be that Obama is the politician behaving like the spoiled child, throwing his toys out of the cot? No wonder some people believe Bibi would be a successful candidate for the president of the USA!