Oh, it was a happy day on November 23rd when Obama delivered a televised address to the nation from the East Room of the White House. He finally got a chance to try and change the subject from the failure of ObamaCare by trumpeting what he claims was a "first step" towards halting Iran's development of nuclear weapons. Obama bragged that an agreement with the terrorist nation would:
For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back. Iran has committed to halting certain levels of enrichment and neutralizing part of its stockpiles. Iran cannot use its next-generation centrifuges, which are used for enriching uranium. Iran cannot install or start up new centrifuges, and its production of centrifuges will be limited. Iran will halt work at its plutonium reactor. And new inspections will provide extensive access to Iran’s nuclear facilities and allow the international community to verify whether Iran is keeping its commitments.By now we know the drill. Obama gives a speech, proclaims a problem, or a web site, is fixed then moves on. If anyone dares to question him they are vilified as racists who have no plan. That game will be harder to play in this case since the Iranians who are supposed to be reigning in their nuclear ambitions are doing just the opposite. From the Tehran Times:
Iran is building a new generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran director announced in Isfahan on Thursday. “The new generation of centrifuges is being built. But all tests should be carried on it before mass production,” Ali Akbar Salehi said, without elaborating.The deal Iran signed with Obama says that they will not put new centrifuges online for six months. Which is probably about the time Iran needed to get them ready anyway.
Even Democrats are having trouble swallowing this one. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said in a recent interview that:
"Iranians are showing their true intentions...If you're talking about producing more advanced centrifuges that are only used to enrich uranium at a quicker rate ... the only purposes of that and the only reason you won't give us access to [a military research facility] is because you're really not thinking about nuclear power for domestic energy -- you're thinking about nuclear power for nuclear weapons."There is a bipartisan effort in Congress to pass legislation which would restore sanctions which Obama lifted when Iranians agreed to this farcical and unenforceable deal. But Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Dismissing opponents in the usual Obama style, Obama claimed at his pre-Christmas news conference that Senators who back stronger measures are playing the "politics of trying to look tough on Iran," before the 2014 elections. So, here we are again, dismissing or demonizing opponents simply because they disagree with what is so obviously another failed Obama policy.
Iran has no fear that Obama will make things tough on them. They've watched him now for five years and know they can roll him every time. They know Obama will side with them over senators of both parties in his own country just as Obama stayed largely silent when Iran used murderous tactics to put down the rebellion that might have ended Iran's nuclear ambitions and freed their people from tyranny. Iran's blood soaked leaders know Obama won't lift a finger here either.
During the Obama years the world has become a darker, more dangerous place. And the man who came into office with a Nobel Peace Prize is one the prime reasons why things are getting worse in a hurry. Those who follow history know that peace comes from strength and weakness invites war. Prepare for war!