In the last week or so Obama has decided to ignore the putatively sanctioned Iranian missile tests -- the ones with "charming" admonitions for Israel to be wiped off the surface of the Earth emblazoned on the fuselage in Hebrew and Farsi -- and seemingly agreed to the ayatollah's demand that Iran should be allowed into our dollar system. A hundred and fifty billion evidently wasn't enough.
Irony of irony, this latest financial sellout to Iran will be administered by Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew -- an orthodox Jew. (How does that man sleep?) Lew assured the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last July that “Iranian banks will not be able to clear U.S. dollars through New York or hold correspondent account relationships with U.S. financial institutions, or enter into financing arrangements with U.S. banks.” That was then. This is now.
Even when Obama, seemingly for propriety's sake, mildly criticizes Iran, it comes off as bizarre: “When they launch ballistic missiles with slogans calling for the destruction of Israel, that makes businesses nervous.” Businesses nervous? How about six million Israeli human beings?
Which leads us back to that puzzling question. Why does this strange man -- our president -- do what he does? Some say he is under the Svengali-like influence of Valerie Jarrett with her Iranian roots. Could be. But whatever influence Jarrett has, the results are deeper that we imagine and the work to be done to repair the damage more than we know...But can the damage be repaired before the megalomaniacal twelvers drop a nuclear load on Israel (or, in their delightful parlance, "the Zionist entity")?
I have my doubts.
Update: Obama: Iran Not Following Spirit of Nuclear Deal
No kidding. Here's a newsflash for you, Mr. President: They aren't following the letter of deal either. In fact, you could say that what they're doing, as per usual, is following their own agenda, the one which sees Israel blasted to smithereens as a prelude to their occluded messiah's comeback.