Obama Worries Of New York Nuke Are Chillingly Ironic
When it comes to squaring the president’s purported goals on Iran with his policy, what his friend Stevie Wonder sang about Richard Nixon 40 years ago fits like a tailor-made glove.
“The world is tired of pacifiers,” an angry Stevie sang in a 1974 hit. “We would not care to wake up to the nightmare that’s becoming real life … ’cause if you really want to hear our views, you haven’t done nothin’!”
The American people today should be that kind of angry, because the pacifist Obama hasn’t done nothin’ to prevent the nightmare of nuclear terrorism within the U.S. homeland from becoming real life.
In Holland on Tuesday, he dismissed a reporter’s question on Moscow invading Ukraine, claiming he is “much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.”
What’s he doing about that concern? The U.S. “has organized a forum over the last several years that has been able to eliminate that threat in a consistent way.”
Well, a funny thing happened on the way to that forum. In Geneva’s nuclear talks, it’s becoming clear that Iran will inevitably join the nuclear-armed club.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, writing in the Financial Times last week, repeated the familiar claim that Iran cannot become a nuclear-weapons power because Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s leader, has issued a fatwa against it.
But three sentences later, Iran’s foreign minister warns that “the only way to ensure that Iran’s nuclear energy program will remain exclusively peaceful is to reach a mutually acceptable agreement” and that the West realizes “that coercion, pressure and sanctions only result in more centrifuges.” Elsewhere, Zarif boasts that “Iranian scientists have mastered nuclear technology — and it is widely accepted that the knowledge we have attained cannot be wished away.”
As was revealed last August, the “moderate,” ever-smiling Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, who was Iran’s nuclear negotiator in talks with Britain, France and Germany a decade ago, admitted he had been fooling the West to buy time to develop atomic weapons.
Last week, 23 Democratic senators, in a pointed letter to Obama, noted “Iran’s history of delay, deception, and dissembling on its nuclear program,” which “raises serious concerns that Iran will use prolonged negotiations as a tool to secure an economic lifeline while it continues to make progress towards a nuclear weapon.”
The president’s own party is concerned about “a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan” too — thanks to Obama’s impotent foreign policy.