This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine…. We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement, as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.
Peace for our time
Agreements only work with countries whose leadership is trustworthy. When has the Iranian government ever shown that they are trustworthy? They have been adversaries of ours ever since the Islamic Revolution, and they will remain such until such time as the people of Iran are able to overthrow the current tyranny under which they live.
Neville Chamberlain brought back a worthless piece of paper with Hitler’s autograph on it. Today, we get Power Point slides:
By the administration’s own admissions, this deal bought us maybe an additional 9-10 months before Iran is able to acquire enough material to make a bomb. Does that include their increased ability to purchase materials?
I have often wondered how much of Obama’s poor leadership is intentional (is he that devious) and how much is fecklessness. I keep leaning toward the latter. Ever since I first started hearing of this deal, I have constantly thought of Chamberlain, making an agreement with someone who could not be trusted and declaring victory.
Our own government, certainly, has no good track record on trustworthiness. While I firmly believe we have been a net positive for the world, we have done many things of which we should be ashamed, things that do not match up with the ideals of our Republic. And I am not a huge fan of sanctions. Most of the time, all they do is punish the innocent civilians in the target country and do nothing to harm the rulers. But the theocratic regime of Iran (along with others in the region), in my opinion, represents an existential threat to Western civilization. They do not believe in the sovereignty of the individual, they do not believe in liberty. For us to do things which may well enable them to obtain nuclear weapons is unconscionable.
I knew this would happen:
.@instapundit is Neville at the podium yet?like the bin Laden take down I’m sure he can’t wait,thats his airfield
— Carleton (@TrajansMarket) July 14, 2015