Barack Obama spent eight years enabling Iran through a nuclear deal which guarantees them a nuclear device within 10-15 years, and by showering them with money, several million in hard cash — money laundering, anyone? For this America has earned the well-deserved contempt of not just Iran, but Israel and the Sunni states.
With great common sense, President Trump has temporarily halted immigration from failed terrorist states until proper vetting can take place in order to protect the citizens of the Unites States.
Predictably, the left and the leftist media are in a collective meltdown.
But six of those countries—Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen—ban all Jewish visitors from Israel.
The following is a script from “Benjamin Netanyahu,” which aired on 60 Minutes, Dec. 11, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On and Alexandra Poolos, producers.
On our recent trip to Jerusalem, we found a surprisingly optimistic Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served the longest stretch as prime minister in Israel’s history. He told us his country has never felt as secure or less isolated. But it’s been a tumultuous eight years between Israel and the U.S. over the Iran nuclear deal and the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. So part of his optimism relates to the election in the U.S. Netanyahu and his followers on the Israeli right, are greeting the idea of President Donald Trump with a resounding l’chaim.
Benjamin Netanyahu: I know Donald Trump. I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There’s no question about that.
Lesley Stahl: With Trump, do you think that Israel will not be as at odds with the United States as you have been under the Obama administration?
Benjamin Netanyahu: Yeah, we had differences of opinion with– I had differences of opinion with President Obama and most well-known, of course, is Iran.
Barack Obama sermonized that there are no existential threats to the United States including Islamic State. Well, that should bring comfort to the millions of victims of IslamoNazi barbarity.
Islamic State is not yet a mortal threat to America.
But the Democrat party is, and right now.
Charles Krauthammer elaborates on the multiple disasters that constitute the Obama/Democrat party’s foreign policy.
If you’re going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, New Year’s Eve.
Here’s the story. In October, Iran test-fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile in brazen violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibiting such launches. President Barack Obama does nothing. One month later, Iran does it again. The administration makes a few gestures at the United Nations. Then nothing. Then finally, on Dec. 30, the White House announces a few sanctions.
They are weak, aimed mostly at individuals and designed essentially for show. Amazingly, even that proves too much. By 10 p.m. that day, the administration caves. The White House sends out an email saying that sanctions are off — and the Iranian president orders the military to expedite the missile program.
The democrat party would like nothing better than for the media to keep talking about Donald Trump, the Confederate flag, Bruce Caitlyn Jenner, or any other nonsense with which the radical left obsesses in their quest for ideological purity. What they don’t want to talk about is the Obama-Kerry surrender to Iran. Because when they do talk about it, they have to lie extravagantly in order to put lipstick on the pig.
In today’s WSJ Bret Stephens writes about the Iran deal’s collapsing rationale.