The President took questions today in the Oval Office in a joint presser with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain. The President spoke about security, and discussed the Iran nukes deal.
My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I’ve sent a message to Congress that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions; now is the time for us to allow the diplomats and technical experts to do their work. We will be able to monitor and verify whether or not the interim agreement is being followed through on, and if it is not, we’ll be in a strong position to respond. But what we want to do is give diplomacy a chance and give peace a chance
After his remark, the President suggested we imagine all the people living for today.
It’s funny, people joke about hippie Democrats, and then they go and give you something like this on a silver platter. With a platitude like give peace a chance, one cannot help but think of the recent revelations from Robert Gates’ explosive new memoir. Now that we know how unseriously Obama dealt with Iraq and Afghanistan, hearing him state his philosophy on Iran’s nukes as something so trite and so contrary to everything we know about the Iranian regime takes on a meaning that goes well beyond humor. President Obama and Secretary Kerry have been nothing if not mealy-mouthed appeasers on the matter of the Iranian nuclear program, and this is just more of the same.
Would that we had a President who could speak the vocabulary of strength and power, rather than the euphemism-heavy, platitude-driven “can’t we all just get along” double-speak of a spineless community organizer.
And Democrats wonder why conservatives pine for Reagan. Reagan wouldn’t have been caught dead waxing flower child on a threat such as this. Obama is practically in feetie pajamas gripping a hot cocoa and giggling at a Rachel Maddow snark snit on foreign policy.
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