US and Iran Nuclear Framework – Who’s Spinning Who?
It’s un-American, that’s what it is. US Senators and others criticizing the Obama/Kerry brokered Iranian nuclear framework deal. As hawkish Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) goes on record that Secretary of State John Kerry was “less trustworthy than the supreme leader”, when it came to explaining the inner workings of the framework agreement, President Obama fired back, “That’s an indication of the degree to which partisanship has crossed all boundaries,” Obama said. “That’s not how we’re supposed to run foreign policy. When you start getting to the point that the U.S. government and our secretary of state are somehow spinning . . . that’s a problem. It needs to stop.”
Really. So Secretary Kerry stands by his position on the framework and its elements, via this infographic, while Iran’s Ayatollah comes out on Friday, at the opposite end of the spectrum. So, the Ayatollah is merely spinning to possibly obtain more concessions from the US and the P5+1, and satisfy his own hardliner base.
We already know that President Obama is thin-skinned and doesn’t like to be challenged. Ask Benjamin Netanyahu. Ask Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The latter has been pretty well silenced, after Holder’s DOJ indicted him for donor favoritism. Yeah, right. Might as well lock up the entire Congress. Odd-timing, don’t you think.
However, one can’t overlook key concessions that the US has made to Iran, as reported by The Hill and other publications. Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz also have sounded alarm bells recently in their Wall Street Journal op-ed. Yet Obama persists in his quest. As Nixon opened China, Obama will open Iran.
After the Bergdahl disaster, where we traded five top Taliban commanders for one army deserter/collaborator (acknowledged by the Army for six years), the Syrian “line in the sand” regarding chemical weapons use, Crimea lost to the Russians, Ukraine fighting for its country status, Libya now adrift, Egypt, once a strong US ally now turning elsewhere to fight jihadists, and a myriad of other foreign policy debacles, is there any wonder why we distrust the President, when he purports to make a deal in America’s best interests?
Ah, but we dare not criticize the Agreement or its signatories. According to Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals:
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Senators Robert Menendez, John McCain, Bob Corker, Ben Nelson, and others. Amateurs up against a master. And the average Joe and Jane American will pay the ultimate price.