This administration never ceases to amaze me with the ludicrous statements they make:
FREE BEACON – Deputy National Security Adviser and MFA in creative writing Ben Rhodes likened an Iranian nuclear deal to Obamacare in a talk to progressive activists last January, according to audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The remarks, made at a since-discontinued regular meeting of White House personnel and representatives of liberal interest groups, reveal the importance of a rapprochement with Iran to President Obama, who is looking to establish his legacy as his presidency enters its lame-duck phase.
Listen to the audio:
“Bottom line is, this is the best opportunity we’ve had to resolve the Iranian issue diplomatically, certainly since President Obama came to office, and probably since the beginning of the Iraq war,” Rhodes said. “So no small opportunity, it’s a big deal. This is probably the biggest thing President Obama will do in his second term on foreign policy. This is healthcare for us, just to put it in context.”
I might have expected Obama to think that a peace agreement between Israel and the PA would be as big a deal as Obamacare to his administration. But a nuclear deal with Iran?
Sure, if we bombed Iran and crushed their nuclear capability, then I would agree that’s a huge accomplishment. But that’s not what we’re doing. No, we’re just giving the Islamo-Nazis diplomatic room to finish making their nuclear bombs. Heck, Obama has even gone out of his way to keep Israel from bombing Iran. He clearly wants Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
But if the comparison to Obamacare isn’t bad enough, listen to what else Rhodes said:
Rhodes also said the White House wants to avoid congressional scrutiny of any deal.
“We’re already kind of thinking through, how do we structure a deal so we don’t necessarily require legislative action right away,” Rhodes said. “And there are ways to do that.”
Of course. This White House is always looking for an unconstitutional way to do things. No big surprise there.