For the first time since negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program began, President Obama told the truth. Despite a quixotic deal, Iran’s breakout time for developing nuclear weapons may be less than twelve months, confessed a smug Obama. On Friday, the president joined world leaders at a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington and praised Iran’s supposed compliance with U.S. requests. “This is a success of diplomacy that hopefully we will be able to copy in the future,” stated Obama. Unfortunately, the Commander-in-Chief failed to see the inherent contradictions of his pronouncements.
Pres Obama hails Iran Nuclear Agreement as “historic.” Even if Iran cheats, he says it would now take a year for Iran to make a nuke weapon.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 1, 2016
This is not an April Fool’s joke. In the same breath, the president celebrated the “success” of his negotiations and admitted to a terrifying flaw in the deal: Iran can cheat, but more importantly, it will take only one year for them to go fully operational and develop a nuclear arsenal.
Maybe we’re being a little too harsh. Better late than never to tell the American public that one of the most unstable regimes in modern history can amass nukes in less than a year, despite a “historic” deal designed to mitigate the threat of nuclear proliferation. The fact that Obama said this in passing, as if it were a casual Freudian slip than an actual administrative concern, shouldn’t worry anybody one bit. In fact, the Obama administration has gone above and beyond to issue strongly-worded letters rebuking Iran’s recent flirtation with ballistic missile test firing. Under the assumption that the United States no longer needs to be a superpower, Secretary of State John Kerry even took the case to the United Nations, the same international body that stood by and watched as hundreds of thousands of Rwandans, Bosnians, Yazidis, Kurds, Sudanese, and Cambodians were systematically slaughtered by genocidal warlords.
As expected, President Obama has kicked the can down the road. After obsessively working to cement his legacy as the “diplomatic” president, Obama has now implied that a nuclear Iran is the next president’s problem.
.@markknoller So, basically Obama is openly admitting it’s the next POTUS problem. Nice.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) April 1, 2016
— D. McDaniel (@DManiac777) April 1, 2016
Better late than never to tell the American public that one of the most unstable regimes in modern history can amass nukes in less than a year, despite a “historic” deal designed to mitigate the threat of nuclear proliferation.
As long as Iran doesn’t develop nukes in 2016, then, hell, the deal is a monumental success. 2017 is another story, though, according to the president. Pax Obama will sadly come to end and the next president will inevitably be left to clean up the mess of an imploded Middle East, a Cold-War era style Russia, and the prospect of psychotic clerics in Tehran playing with nuclear weapons.