The Last Crusade blog reminds us that Will Rogers, the great American comedian of the 1920s and 1930s, famously said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” The problem with Obama is that he has never met an enemy that he could identify as such, except for Fox News.
Consider for example the statement by Obama on the thirtieth anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. embassy by Iran and the holding of American diplomats and citizens as hostages, an unprecedented act of terrestrial piracy.
Like similar announcement on the anniversary of the murder of 241 American servicemen in Beirut by Iran, Syria, and Hizballah — Obama doesn’t even mention who were the perpetrators.
After thanking the American victims — “unjustly held hostage” — the statement says in a rather neutral tone, “This event helped set the United States and Iran on a path of sustained suspicion, mistrust, and confrontation.”
That’s like saying the attack on Pearl Harbor created certain problems between the United States and Japan.
Obama then says America “wants to move beyond this past, and seeks a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.” Again, this is an understandable approach, but it is followed by no criticism, no threats, no pressure, and no remarks about Iran’s behavior in recent years or recent days, and then lists a series of nice things the United States has done for Iran:
“We do not interfere in Iran’s internal affairs. We have condemned terrorist attacks against Iran. We have recognized Iran’s international right to peaceful nuclear power. We have demonstrated our willingness to take confidence-building steps along with others in the international community. We have accepted a proposal by the International Atomic Energy Agency to meet Iran’s request for assistance in meeting the medical needs of its people. We have made clear that if Iran lives up to the obligations that every nation has, it will have a path to a more prosperous and productive relationship with the international community.”
And so, he concludes, “Iran must choose. We have heard for thirty years what the Iranian government is against; the question, now, is what kind of future it is for.”
Iran’s response to Obama’s obsequiousness was to test an advanced secret nuclear warhead design, a “two-point implosion” nuclear warhead.
This technology is officially secret in both the U.S. and Britain. It allows for the production of smaller and simpler warheads, making it easier to put a warhead on a missile or in a suitcase. A classified International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) document said agency experts agreed, Iran now had the means to build atomic bombs and was heading towards developing a missile system able to carry a nuclear warhead.
Of course, Iran claims it is enriching uranium only for peaceful electricity use — and Odumbo believes them.