Skip to comments.Obama's 'Casualness' Lets Iran Nuclear Threat Fester
Posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:54 PM PST by Kaslin
National Security: President Obama criticizes Republican candidates for their "casualness" in urging force to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. But who's really been "casual" about Tehran's threat?
Iran sure knows how to play the American fiddle. Its official ISNA news agency has announced Iran will give U.N. inspectors access to the Parchin nuclear facility as an act of "goodwill."
Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council says Iran has agreed to more talks about its nuclear program.
Responding to this sudden charm offensive, Obama told the media Tuesday he'll continue to pursue talks with the nuclear pariah. "It is my belief," he said, "that we have a window of opportunity where this can still be resolved diplomatically."
He then lashed out at GOP candidates: "Those folks don't have a lot of responsibilities," he sniffed. "They're not commander-in-chief. And when I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I'm reminded of the costs involved in war."
That the president would use a serious threat like Iran to score cheap points against his potential GOP election foes seems politically desperate. But since he's the one who brought up "casualness," let's be clear:
Obama has repeatedly kicked the can down the road on Iran, promising Americans and our allies that "diplomacy" would magically convince the Iranians to give up their nuclear ambitions. It hasn't.
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Am I correct that Bari has not visited Israel since becoming President?
Despite the tough talk Obama wants no part of a shooting war. Our blue water ships are at risk in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. Iran is armed with shore based anti-ship missiles. If Israel attacks, and they just might, it is possible that our ships could incur serious losses. That would be a tragedy and doom Obama’s reelection. Obama will not risk it. IMHO the major elements of the 5th Fleet including the carriers will exit the Persian Gulf soon. Israel will be on its own.
I believe you are totally correct about that my FRiend.
nobama is gonna screw around with this and thousands of people are going to die as a result.
God, please bless our country.
Their biggest enemies are very powerful, hegemonic and capricious.
However, if I were POTUS I would have already taken such action as necessary to ascertain Iran will never acquire such capability, no matter the cost.
Every POTUS from Carter forward has neglected this problem.
Iran is the source of international terrorism...even when the perps are Saudis or Somalis or Egyptians.
But they are the heroes of Islam.
What is Benjamin Netanyahu nickname. Bibi.I bet our Secret Service has to be right next to our wimpy president when Bibi is in the room. Netanahu would snap him like a twig and probably wants to.
How tall is Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is about 6 foot tall.