President Obama has announced a “deal” with the government of Iran that allows the mullahs openly dedicated to our destruction to proceed on their path to develop nuclear weapons. No one is really surprised by the sellout, as it follows a long train of pro-Islamic policies and a willful blindness to Iran’s jihadist activities and ambitions.
The jihadist gun is loaded and pointed at our head, and soon those bullets will be nuclear warheads. Yet, none dare call it treason.
We are told the details of the Iran agreement are not yet final, but what is known amounts to a total capitulation to Iran’s nuclear plans. The terms offer only small concessions on Iran’s nuclear timetable coupled with an inadequate program of inspections to verify compliance with its promises.
If this had been a game of poker, John Kerry and the team of U.S. negotiators would be leaving Geneva not only with an empty wallet but without their shoes and pants. But they would still carry a sign declaring victory. That’s the Obama way.
The truth about this sellout is that Congress and everyone else saw it coming and did nothing to stop it. Obama’s commitment to reaching a deal at any price was well documented.
More to the point, this sellout is totally consistent with years of pro-Iranian policies starting with his refusal to say even one word in support of the pro-democracy demonstrations against the corrupt national elections of 2012.
Obama was quick to intervene in Libya to help overthrow a government that was helping fight al-Qaeda in the region, and also has been quick to criticize the new pro-Western government of Egypt. But Obama has never found a reason to voice one word of criticism against the tyrannical policies of Iran’s Islamic regime. Obama has been consistently pro-Iran for six years, so we all had fair warning this sellout to Iran’s nuclear ambitions was coming.
Iran is not just another Islamic regime spouting anti-American slogans. Iran by its own actions has shown that it is more of a threat to the United States than al-Qaeda or ISIS. Helping arm Iran with nuclear weapons should be viewed as an act of treason because “Death to America” is not a street slogan in Tehran; it is the official policy of the government.
It is well documented that Obama has been intensely pro-Palestine and anti-Israel from his college days. His pro-Islamic and his pro-Iran policies are nothing new. What is new is the extent of damage he can do and is doing to American national security at a time of immense danger.
Obama will not submit this “agreement” to the Senate as a treaty to be ratified. That is but one more example of Obama’s contempt for the Constitution and the separation of powers. However, Congress can obstruct the process by refusing to lift the sanctions against Iran and in other ways.
We must hope Congress will take its constitutional responsibility to act a lot more seriously than it has in other areas, such as immigration law and EPA empire-building.
No, I take that back. We should not “hope” Congress will act to block this Iran deal – we must demand it.
Tom Tancredo is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Foundation and founder and co-chairman of Team America PAC. He represented Colorado’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, and he is a former presidential candidate.
He is the author of In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security, and he can be heard every Monday on Grassroots Radio Colorado with Kris Cook (KLZ 560 AM).