There were a lot of travesties to come out of the Obama administration over the last eight years. And while Obamacare certainly did a number on our economy, the danger it poses to our prosperity doesn’t quite compare to that posed to our safety by the Iran nuclear deal.
Nothing says idiotic like making a deal with a whole country full of radicals who routinely shout, “Death to America,” giving them access to nuclear technology.
President-elect Donald Trump has stated repeatedly that the Iran deal is absolutely terrible and promised during his campaign to shred it and leave it in the waste basket.
Well, it seems he’s going to have a little help getting that particular task done.
The Daily Caller reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans on speaking with President-elect Donald Trump about the Iran deal after the inauguration, he told a conference audience Sunday.
Netanyahu publicly clashed with President Barack Obama over the Iranian nuclear deal, traveling to the U.S. to protest the deal before Congress in 2015. Trump called the deal a “disaster” on numerous occasions throughout the campaign, terming it “the worst deal ever negotiated.”
Trump’s pledge to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran deal will prove difficult, if he promises to follow through. Vice President-elect Mike Pence vowed that the deal will be “ripped up” upon consultation with U.S. allies. Department of State Spokesman Mark Toner, however, confirmed to reporters “the agreement is valid only as long as all parties uphold it.”
“The problem isn’t so much that Iran will break the deal, but that Iran will keep it because it just can walk in within a decade, and even less … to industrial-scale enrichment of uranium to make the core of an arsenal of nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu continued Sunday. Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis was reportedly forced out of the military in 2013 for echoing similar concerns.
During Obama’s time in the White House, he made it abundantly clear he was no fan of Israel’s or Bibi’s, repeatedly disrespecting him and the country he represents time and time again.
It seems the president, like all progressives, sees Israel as a colonialist nation impeding on the rights of Palestinians by occupying the land. Yet, it’s the Palestinians who constantly launch terrorist attacks and stab innocent civilians in the streets.
While our current president did much damage to our relationship with Israel — one of our best allies in the Middle East — let’s hope Trump is able to smooth things over and improve relations with Netanyahu.
As badly as Obama damaged this relationship, it’s going to take a lot of work to repair it.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]