Why Does the U.S. Trust Iran?
The Obama administration and its Democratic enablers insist on playing Russian roulette with Islamist Iran’s purported peaceful nuclear program. Why does Obama blithely ignore Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s words? One need not expend much effort to find Rouhani’s threats against America nor Democrats’ willful ignorance of those threats.
In a Senate speech last week now credited for blunting the momentum of the Menendez-Kirk bill [imposing new sanctions if Iran violated the nuke deal], California Democrat Dianne Feinstein… praised Iranian President Hasan Rouhani as a new kind of leader who “campaigned in support of repairing Iran’s relationship with the West.”
As for Mr. Rouhani, here’s a quote from his presidential campaign, first noted in the West by my colleague Sohrab Ahmari : “Saying ‘Death to America’ is easy,” Mr. Rouhani said in May at a campaign event in the city of Karaj. “We need to express ‘Death to America’ with action.” Sen. Feinstein also put in a good word for Iran’s urbane foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who just last week laid a wreath at the Beirut grave of Imad Mugniyeh, mastermind of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks, the 1985 hijacking of TWA 847 and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
For now, there isn’t a more dishonest line in Washington than the one that says “all options are on the table” when it comes to stopping Iran’s nukes.
At least there’s one person willing to tell it like it is. “In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will,” Mr. Rouhani tweeted last week. Block quote excerpted from Bret Stephens “Krugman and the Ayatollahs” Wall Street Journal 1/21/14
In Iran We Trust? – Grizzly Joe