Obama: I shaved my legs for this? Part II
In his most powerful statement to date, Obama warned Iran that it must demonstrate how peaceful it is after discovery of a covert nuke facility at Qom, halt its "disturbing pattern . . . of evasion" and "cooperate fully" with the IAEA or else . . . or else . . . we'll hit you with serious, meaningful dialogue!
And if the nuclear mullahs STILL refuse to live up to their responsibility to be nice men, strong and powerful president Obama will force them to face the consequences -- another round of harsh talks! Without preconditions. Backed by a sternly-worded, gravely-concerned rebuke. Don't make me resort to the ultimate weapon -- staring at you with sullen discontent! Mixed with self-flagellation. That'll do it.
In response to this powerful ultimatum, the mullahs broke out singing, 'Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama!'
To Obama's credit, he has not taken off the table the one action that would force Iran to stop laughing and take us seriously -- playing the "We are the world" song really, really loud.
Despite bailing on Israel, bailing on the Poles and Czechs and surrendering to the Russians and the Taliban, people for some reason think Obama is weak. After his UN speech, Obama was stunned and shocked that Tehran's homicidal Islamic maniacs bent on bringing on nuclear Armageddon would be 'evasive'. And that they're still being mean to him.
After all, Hugo Chavez says that now with Obama in the White House, he smells hope, not sulfur at the UN podium.
Always concerned with America's best interests, Muammar Gaddafi says he wished Obama could be president for life. Gaddafi spoke at the UN for nearly 100 minutes during his allotted 15 minutes. He praised the Taliban as awesome, called the Iraq war "evil" and demanded trillions in reparations for colonialism, ticking off a list of other points from the Democrat Party platform.
Remarking on Obama's UN speech, world-renown climate expert, Fidel Castro, praised Obama for accusing America of being slow to act on unproven climate theories. Castro said no other American president would be "brave" enough to say such derogatory things about his own country -- apparently forgetting about Jimmy Carter.
Turning up the heat on Iran regarding the Qom nuke site, administration honchos told ABC News' Jake Tapper that military action would be counterproductive. And really scary because "One: The goal of the U.S. government is not to close this one facility at Qom, but rather to convince the Iranian government" that will stop at nothing to acquire nukes to stop "their nuclear ambitions writ large." And end world hunger and disease. And let me eat as much as I want without getting writ large. "Second: Bombing the facility might only make the Iranians more determined, whereas if Western intelligence agencies catch them violating their agreements every time they cheat -- and this is the third time since 2002 -- the Iranians may conclude, ultimately, that any aspirations for nuclear weapons are futile." We won't bomb you because you'll get more determined to acquire the nukes that would prevent us from bombing you, so stop it now! Or we'll send Hans Blix!
If you're looking for the briefest summation of Obama's Iran policy, it's: Surrender your nukes in 3 or 4 months, mullahs! If not, don't worry. We'll give you another 3 or 4 months to comply. Everybody and his cousin knew for years about Iran's second top-secret nuke plant at Qom which is being called a "discovery". Even our intelligence agencies knew. Yet, in November of 2007, right around the time pressure on Iran was building and U.S. military action looked like a go, they crank out an NIE that claimed "with high confidence," based on zero evidence, that Iran's nuclear mullahs had been out of the nuclear weapons business since the fall of 2003. Pressure was off, mullahs off the hook. Then, six minutes after Obama's elected, the intel community suddenly "discovers" the Qom nuclear plant is dangerous, coincidentally while in cover-your-arse mode. The IC chaps figured president-elect Pusillanimous would respond to this intel of Iranian provocation by doing absolutely nothing about it and for once they got it right.
If -- as the Kool-Aid impaired media seem to think -- Obama's disclosing the Qom plant was a diplomatic trap he was laying, it's a trap he sprung on himself. After a grip 'n' greet with Israel's Netanyahu in New York last week, president Transparency decides to come clean on Qom -- a coincidence! Even whackjob Ahmadinejad knew the Israelis knew, so the IAEA gets a private letter last Monday in which Iran 'reveals' construction of this harmless little heavily protected "new pilot fuel enrichment plant" inside a mountain. Obama is shocked that Russia and China seem unmoved by his Qom 'revelation' after he declared the era of American leadership over on his watch. Yet, even as Obama heralds a new world lacking American leadership, the days of Iran's nuke program are still numbered. Happy hunting, Israel.
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