Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#IranDeal: One Picture Says It All

Would it be trite to bring up Santayana?

I ask that rhetorically, because under no circumstances can Democrats -- a party consisting exclusively of rabid ideologues -- leverage facts, logic, reason, history or introspection to evaluate their policies.

In announcing a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama echoed many of the same sentiments of another Democratic president announcing a similar deal.

On Oct. 21, 1994, President Bill Clinton announced the “Agreed Framework,” a deal negotiated with North Korea to end their pursuit of a nuclear weapon from the exact spot in the White House where President Obama announced his deal with Iran.

“Before I take your questions, I’d like to say just a word about the framework with North Korea that Ambassador Gallucci signed this morning. This is a good deal for the United States,” Clinton said. “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.”

President Obama said, “Iran is permanently prohibited from pursuing a nuclear weapon under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which provided the basis for the international community’s efforts to apply pressure on Iran.”

Clinton concluded his remarks by saying, “The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. Only as it does so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.”

Writing in Mein Kampf, Hitler told the world with startling clarity the extent of his ambitions.

Just a few days ago, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attended a massive rally in Tehran. He led chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" as effigies of Obama, Netanyahu, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia were set afire.

The lesson of history could not be more clear: when a powerful fanatic repeatedly pledges to exterminate you, take them at their word.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about bringing up Benedict Arnold, too?