If you have any doubts about President Barack Obama’s state of delusion just consider his words on Monday at his first press conference since the election. As reported by ZeroHedge: Obama said he doubts President-elect Donald Trump will scrap a deal with Iran to curtail the country’s nuclear weapons aspirations because the agreement is working. When the accord was struck in 2015, “the main argument against it was that Iran wouldn’t abide by the deal,” Obama said Monday at a White House news conference. “We now have over a year of evidence that they have abided by the deal.”
“My suspicion is that when the president-elect comes in and is consulting with his fellow Republicans on the Hill, that they will look at the facts,” Obama said. “To unravel a deal that’s working and preventing Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon would be hard to explain,” particularly if it leaves Iran free to reconstitute its weapons programs, he said.”
I could go on for days about this, but seeing that our readers are well-versed on this matter, no need. Our readers are well aware that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a joke; it will walk out the door with Obama. The Iranians know it, and so does Barack Obama. At every turn, being it with conventional weapons, ballistic missiles or exceeding heavy water stockpiles, the Iranians have violated Obama’s little executive confab.
And it appears that just yesterday, members of the House of Representatives understood that as well. As reported by the Washington Examiner, The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend an Iran sanctions law for another 10 years, amid growing worries that the U.S. needs to keep some leverage over Iran as it pushes for that country to implement the nuclear agreement.
Lawmakers voted 419-1 in favor of extending the Iran Sanctions Act, the foundation of a range of U.S. sanctions against Iran.
The only vote against the bill came from Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.The vote is a sign the bill should easily pass the Senate. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said passage shows that Congress is ready to take a tougher stance on Iran than that of President Obama. While Obama has moved to ease sanctions against Iran, Republicans and even some Democrats say the U.S. needs to impose tougher measures to ensure Iran’s compliance.
“The nuclear deal has provided cover for Iran,” he said. “They are exerting more and more control in Iraq, sending arms to rebels in Yemen, and continue to support terrorist groups like Hezbollah that antagonize Israel.”“All the while, the Obama Administration has refused to hold Iran accountable or even call Iran out for violating the nuclear deal by exceeding limits on heavy water,” he added. “But we cannot let Iran increase its regional influence and undermine American interests unopposed.”
“Congress needs these sanction authorities to respond to Iran’s violations and check Iran’s growing influence in the region,” he said. “Sanctions are what brought Iran to the table, and they can bring Iran to heel again.”
It appears the Democrats also realize Obama’s legacy is done, when it comes to the Iranian agreement. They have to start thinking about where we go from here, and practical sense has to come to the forefront in that the election of November 8, 2016, was a repudiation of Obama, especially his “signature” policies. The fact that 30 U.S. states went to Donald Trump, and that there are only four states that have Democrat governors and Democrat-controlled state legislatures is very telling.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear y’all about the popular vote thing, mainly attributed to New York and California — where the two major population center mayors have vowed to stand firm as sanctuary cities for criminal illegal aliens — isn’t that redundant? Aren’t illegal aliens already committing a criminal act? Back to the subject at hand…
We must have an honest discussion. After eight years, what are the foreign policy achievements of Barack Obama, who chastised America about “crude nationalism” while speaking in Greece? From his speech at Cairo University in 2009 to today, Obama still doesn’t get it, the American people are tired of a president that disparages his own country…in a very petulant manner, no less.
And when you consider the appeasing of the Iranians, you clearly understand why the House voted 419-1 to maintain sanctions on Iran. Obama’s own party realizes this must be done, and that their political future is at stake, regardless of the Soros-supported antics of these protesters. The releasing of billions of dollars, especially laundered cash, to Iran remains a very disturbing event in U.S. foreign policy history. Some still bring up Iran-Contra in regards to Reagan; funny how the liberal progressive media says very little about Obama and his questionable dealings with Iran.
One thing is for certain, President-elect Donald Trump needs a tough, savvy and direct SecState. These past years of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry have been quite disconcerting. Thank goodness they are OVER.