North Korea and Iran: A Tale of Two Presidents

As usual, the Left is upset with Pres. Trump. This time it’s over the Iran deal. And what did Iranian government officials do after Trump nixed the deal? You guessed it. Lawmakers burned an American flag and cried ‘Death to America.’” “Be careful not to burn down the parliament,” speaker Ali Larijani said from the podium. (Newsmax)

If Iran was not going to build nukes and use them, then why was there a need for the original deal? It’s obvious that Iran’s government officials had no intention of following the terms of the agreement if after the agreement was canceled that the first thing out of their mouth was “Death to America.”

On cue, the media are making apocalyptic predictions about the cancellation of the deal negotiated by former Pres. Obama. Obama himself had this to say about Pres. Trump’s bold move:

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Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated,” Obama said. “In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers.”

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Without the JCPOA, the United States could eventually be left with a losing choice between a nuclear-armed Iran or another war in the Middle East.

It could embolden an already dangerous regime; threaten our friends with destruction; pose unacceptable dangers to America’s own security; and trigger an arms race in the world’s most dangerous region. If the constraints on Iran’s nuclear program under the JCPOA are lost, we could be hastening the day when we are faced with the choice between living with that threat, or going to war to prevent it.

Did you notice that Obama did not say that the agreement was made between our government and Iran? The agreement negotiated by “leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals.” Congress did not approve it. It was a one-man show. Obama’s show. The agreement did not meet constitutional muster and Iran never signed it.

In his address to the nation announcing the pullout, Trump said the Iran deal had been “so poorly negotiated that even if Iran fully complies, the regime can still be on the verge of a nuclear breakout in just a short period of time.”

It wasn’t just the Iran deal that was bad. The climate change treaty was equally misguided.

Since taking office in January 2017, Trump has repealed or rescinded dozens of regulations, executive orders and international agreements implemented by the Obama administration over the eight years of his presidency.

Obama’s presidency was more performance art than actual governance. It didn’t matter what the outcome of his policies would bring; it was about the effort. Typically, the media and Leftist pundits would swoon any time Obama signed a new regulation or brokered a deal. Let’s not forget that the media anointed the former president as a new political messiah. Messiah’s can do no wrong and neither can they be questioned. “Let it be written; let it be done.”



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