The U.S. under President Obama is not going to launch a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear weapons development facilities in order to prevent the Iranians from becoming a nuclear power. We can only speculate about the reasoning behind his decision. This much is clear however.
It can’t have anything to do with national security. Obama must believe that America’s national security would not be gravely compromised if Iran acquired nuclear weapons. Since sanctions have proven to be utterly futile and attacking Iran is the only way to keep nuclear weapons out of it’s hands he has to have concluded that the Iranians would not use them against the
United States or it’s interests. Either that or he has concluded that any missiles which are sent up could be shot down before they reached their target.
Is that right Barack?
It can’t be for economic reasons. A nuclear armed Iran could wreak havoc with the U.S. economy by disrupting or threatening to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. Obama must believe that the Iranians would never do such things, or that he could persuade them to reverse course if they did.
Is that what you think Mr. President?
It can’t be because he wants to prevent nuclear proliferation, especially in the Middle East. It is a given that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and others, perhaps even Iraq, would seek to acquire nuclear weapons of their own if Iran possessed them. The region wouldn’t be a nuclear weapons free zone, it would be full of countries bristling with them, all pointed at one another with trigger happy lunatics at the controls. Obama must believe that wouldn’t happen, or that they wouldn’t be used even if it did.
Do you Barack?
It can’t be because he wants to protect Israel or prevent the Israelis from launching a preemptive strike of their own. The first thing Iran would do if it acquired nuclear weapons is use them against Israel in an effort to wipe it off the face of the earth. Does he seriously think that Israel will not act unilaterally as a matter of national survival? Obama must believe that Israel will take him at his word and rely on the United States to defend it when it isn’t willing to do the one thing it can to keep nuclear weapons out of the Iranian’s arsenal in the first place.
Do you believe that Mr. President?
It can’t be because he wants to inspire confidence in other allies around the world and keep them from arming to the teeth and using their militaries to defend themselves. America’s treatment of Israel is raising concerns among it’s allies everywhere and if countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Japan decide that they will be abandoned our global strategic position will be weakened and the possibility of regional wars (which could easily morph into much wider conflicts) will increase exponentially. South Korea, to take but one example, will use it’s military to protect itself from North Korea if the U.S. doesn’t and there would be a direct connection between this and the handling of the Iran file.
Do you see that Barack?
It can’t be because he thinks a nuclear armed Iran will stop sowing terror and death and that the world will somehow become a safer place. Iran would become emboldened and it’s support of terrorists and terrorist organizations would go straight up…that includes overt, covert, material, human and financial suport which could very well lead to small and large scale attacks on the American homeland.
Do you understand that Mr. President?
It can’t be because he doesn’t understand that Islam is the real culprit in all of this, that the United States is at war with it and that the Islamists in Tehran are our enemies and can’t be trusted. Islam is fundamentally at odds with American values and the American way of life and Americans are reviled because of who and what they are. Islamists would like nothing better than to bring the U.S. down and turn the country into an Islamic state and are in fact working very hard to do exactly that. If Iranians had nuclear weapons they would be that much closer to achieving their aim. The Little Satan, Israel, today, the Great Satan, the United States, tomorrow…
Can you not recognize the true nature of Islam and see just how serious a threat it really is Barack?
Speculate, speculate, speculate. Personally, I think there are only two possible reasons for Obama’s refusal to take the one step available to him to keep Iran nuclear free. Either he is as naive, feckless, weak, blind, reckless and delusional as his critics think he is or he is fully aware of the ramifications of a nuclear armed Iran, has no love or admiration for America or Americans and wants Iran to become a nuclear power because of some misguided ideology he subscribes to.
You make the choice. Either way, he is unfit for office because the consequences of his mentality and behavior are there for all to see.