Crank up Pink Floyd's "Pigs (Three different Ones)"--- Hey you White House, ha ha, charade you are!--and they must be having snowball fights in hell. Mark the date down February 6th, The Washington Post's editorial board said it didn't trust they way Barack Obama was negotiating with Iran. Yes that Washington Post, the one that is so liberal it believes Jennifer Rubin is a conservative.
The refuge of the Beltway arrogant leftist intelligentsia actually made some of the same arguments against the Presidential sellout to Iran as made on these pages. Including (in their words):
- First, a process that began with the goal of eliminating
Iran’s potential to produce nuclear weapons has evolved into a plan to
tolerate and temporarily restrict that capability.
The first and broadest of these problems was outlined by Mr. Kissinger in recent testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The talks, he pointed out, began as a multilateral effort headed by the European Union and backed by six U.N. Security Council resolutions intended “to deny Iran the capability to develop a military nuclear option.” Though formally the multilateral talks continue, “these negotiations have now become an essentially bilateral negotiation” between the United States and Iran “over the scope of that [nuclear] capability, not its existence,” Mr. Kissinger said.
- Second, in the course of the negotiations, the Obama administration has declined to counter increasingly aggressive efforts by Iran to extend its influence across the Middle East and seems ready to concede Tehran a place as a regional power at the expense of Israel and other U.S. allies...For their part, the Iranians,.. “are currently involved in activities to destabilize the governments of [U.S.-allied] nations as near as Bahrain and as far away as Morocco.” A Tehran-sponsored militia recently overthrew the U.S.-backed government of Yemen. Rather than contest the Iranian bid for regional hegemony, as has every previous U.S. administration since the 1970s, Mr. Obama appears ready to concede Iran a place in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and beyond — a policy that is viewed with alarm by Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey, among other allies.
- Finally, the Obama administration is signaling that it will seek to implement any deal it strikes with Iran — including the suspension of sanctions that were originally imposed by Congress — without a vote by either chamber. Instead, an accord that would have far-reaching implications for nuclear proliferation and U.S. national security would be imposed unilaterally by a president with less than two years left in his term.... It’s hard to escape the conclusion that Mr. Obama wishes to avoid congressional review because he suspects a bipartisan majority would oppose the deal he is prepared to make. If so, the right response to the questions now being raised is to seek better terms from Iran — or convince the doubters that an accord blessing and preserving Iran’s nuclear potential is better than the alternatives.
Read the full WAPO editorial here and click on the player below to enjoy Pink Floyd's "Pigs (Three different Ones)"