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On Iran Deal, Obama Has Thrown America and Israel Under the Bus

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President Obama defends the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Screenshot.

President Obama defends the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Screenshot.

The Iran nuclear deal reached by the Obama Administration is a dangerous agreement for both the United States and Israel. Almost as disturbing as the deal itself is the fact that Obama has demonized opponents of this giveaway to the Devil, suggesting the only choice was between the deal and all-out war. At a speech to the VFW National Convention, Obama made it clear that those who opposed him were warmongers – opposed not to the deal, but to peace itself.

This is not the first time our President has characterized opponents of his policies in extreme terms. Obama abandons all of America’s principles, and then blames his detractors when his policies fail. Obama does not listen to others, or admit that he was wrong.

In the run-up to the negotiations, Americans were told that Iran would not be permitted to enrich uranium. Of course, that stipulation was soon thrown under the bus. We were then told that “anytime, anywhere” inspections would be a foundation of the talks. This promise too was immediately done away with for the sake of Obama’s legacy. Even some Democrats loyal to Obama are balking at the lies told to the American people. Unlike Obamacare, this deal could mean life and death, perhaps for the United States and definitely for Israel.

Allowing Iran to continue enriching uranium, something Obama claimed he would never allow, has only pushed the problem down the road. It is a farce to believe that Iran will abide by any of the terms of this agreement. Iran will develop a bomb thanks to this agreement. There are no real safeguards. Iran must be provided 24 days of notice prior to any inspections and military nuclear sites are off limits – not a valid inspection protocol.

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It is disappointing that rather than negotiating from a position of strength, Obama has given the Iranians everything they could possibly want. The appeasement of the mullahs and Obama’s concerns for his legacy will only serve to spread the nuclear problem throughout the Middle East, as other countries in the area ramp up programs of their own. Even so, Obama will not accept any discussion or opposition to a policy that cannot work and will only make matters worse.

Many Democrats have turned on Israel at Obama’s urging. The numbers from a recent Luntz survey are disconcerting at best. Only 48% of Democrats think Israel wants peace, and just 51% of Democrats support Israel over Palestine. It is often Democrats who are pushing the BDS policy on college campuses, and who, in 2012, tried to remove support for Israel from the party platform.

Democrats have turned the well-being of Israel into a partisan issue. It’s all they know how to do, to the detriment of both countries.

The nuclear deal isn’t just bad for Israel. It is bad for America.

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