Sunday, March 15, 2015

Obama's Selfie "Joke" Affords a Window Into His Twisted Thinking (and Shriveled Soul)

At an annual Washington dinner for media types (which, ironically enough, was not recorded for posterity; indeed, recording devices of all types were strictly verboten), Barack Obama made one of his trademark quips. (We know about it because it was tweeted by a CBS reporter.) Apropos the letter some GOP senators wrote to Iran's Ayatollah, Obama said: "You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran."

Wrong again, iPhone-breath. You diminish your office by comparing a meaningless narcissistic photo with a letter that aimed to shine a light on the most crucial, pressing, terrifying issue of our time--the specter of Shia supremacists with nuclear weapons.

We know that, all joking aside, Obama is still really steamed about that rogue communique, though, because he's sicced his chief of staff (whose name was hitherto unknown to me) on those who sent it:
The White House delivered a fresh warning to the Senate late Saturday to stay out of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, asserting that pending legislation would likely have a "profoundly negative impact" on the ongoing talks. 
President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Denis McDonough, told Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker in a letter that legislation sponsored by the Tennessee Republican would go far beyond ensuring a role for Congress in any deal with Iran. 
"Instead, the legislation would potentially prevent any deal from succeeding by suggesting that Congress must vote to 'approve' any deal," McDonough said. He criticized a provision that would eliminate Obama's authority to lift some sanctions on Iran as part of any agreement. 
The talks are to resume Sunday in Switzerland, with the U.S. and other world powers facing an end-of-March deadline to reach a framework deal. 
"The administration's request to Congress is simple: Let us complete the negotiations before the Congress acts on legislation," McDonough said, adding that he does expect a robust congressional debate if a final deal is struck by the end of June. 
McDonough reiterated Obama's repeated threats to veto the legislation should Congress pass it.
You diminish your office by taking a silly selfie. You diminish your country by signing a crappy deal with these taqiyyah-spewing Twelvers (so named because they await the return of their messiah, the legendary 12th imam). And you imperil the world, because your wretched deal will inspire a nuclear escalation the likes of which the world has never seen as other countries in the region--Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, the UAE--race to get nukes of their own.

Mushroom clouds galore--get out your cell phone and take a few selfies of that, Mr. Funnyman.

Update: Thanks to Obama and his very bad deal, "We are on the cusp of the nuclearization of the Middle East."

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