Obama imagined that his silver tongue and exquisite sensitivity...would persuade the mullahs to give up their weapons program. Amazingly, they resisted his charms, choosing instead to become a nuclear power. The negotiations did nothing but confer legitimacy on the regime at its point of maximum vulnerability (and savagery), as well as give it time for further uranium enrichment and bomb development.Well, he did say please. And everyone knows how well megalomaniacal totalitarians respond to politeness.
For his exertions, Obama earned (a) continued lethal Iranian assistance to guerrillas killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, (b) a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador by blowing up a Washington restaurant, (c) the announcement just this week by a member of parliament of Iranian naval exercises to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, and (d) undoubted Chinese and Russian access to a captured U.S. drone for the copying and countering of its high-tech secrets.
How did Obama answer that one?
On Monday, he politely asked for the drone back...
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Drone of Obama's Appeasement
Barack Obama thinks no one can call him an appeaser because, after all, he ordered the execution of Osama bin Laden. While giving Obama points for the hit, Charles Krauthammer says not so fast, Barry (or words to that effect), citing Russian and Iran as two countries that have benefited from Obama's Chamberlainesque mien. In Iran, for example,