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July 27, 2015 1:52 pm

Huckabee Defends Holocaust ‘Oven’ Comment Condemning Iran Deal

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended his comment using a reference to Holocaust ovens in condemning the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended his comment using a reference to Holocaust ovens in condemning the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended his weekend comments that referred to Holocaust concentration camp crematoria in condemning the Iran nuclear deal.

Huckabee told Breitbart News on Saturday that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy “is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

This “oven” remark was quickly criticized, particularly by Democrats and Jewish organizations. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the new national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that “whatever one’s views of the nuclear agreement with Iran—and we have been critical of it, noting that there are serious unanswered questions that need to be addressed—comments such as those by Mike Huckabee suggesting the president is leading Israel to another Holocaust are completely out of line and unacceptable.”

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Huckabee’s Holocaust reference “has no place in American politics.”

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Amid the stir over the “oven” quote, Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart toldBreitbart News on Sunday that the former Arkansas governor stands by his comments. She said, “Gov. Huckabee has always said the Iran deal was a bad deal, that means bad for America and bad for Israel. He meant what he said.”

Huckabee himself tweeted, “Tell Congress to do their constitutional duty and reject the Obama-Kerry #IranDeal,” accompanied by an image showing the “oven” remark.

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  • Darla

    Huckabee states the truth! To state otherwise is an injustice to both America and Israel

  • Nathan Mark

    Thank you, Gov. Huckabee for telling the TRUTH. As my dear late mother used to say “the truth hurts.” Liberals just can’t stand the truth. It doesn’t fit into their narrative that the world is not like they think it should be.

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    Thank you, TRUTH-TELLER Mike Huckabee.
    Will this wake-up the US Senate and Congress?
    Even HERR obama, in Ethiopia yesterday, negatively commented about Gov Huckabee’s words.
    HERR obama is the most hostile-to-ISRAEL (JEWS) US Pres in history. ANTI SEMITIC violent acts against JEWs have escalated sharply throughout the US while ANTI SEMITIC Europe has also witnessed a significant rise in JEW-HATRED.
    In 2015 we are experiencing and witnessing an ANTI SEMITIC world led by the NUCLEAR iran’s threats to ‘annihilate the cancer that is ISRAEL.’

  • Dan Friedman

    Ignore our quislings, governor. They’re on the wrong side.

  • Hank Chase

    Nothing compares to the Holocaust … NOTHING

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