In response to Barack Obama’s nearly hour-long speech Wednesday at American University, former U.S. Rep. Allen West penned an editorial dissecting the unpopular Iran nuclear deal Obama used his address to defend.
While Obama claimed that the current agreement builds on America’s “tradition of strong, principled policy diplomacy,” West pegged it as an unmistakable display of weakness.
“The bottom line,” West wrote, “is that Obama wants us to get on board with his desire to support a weak, acquiescing agreement with the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism.”
The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel went on eviscerate the deal for its lack of definable metrics by which to gauge Iranian compliance.
“And we’re supposed to thank Obama for allowing Iran to have the weapons embargoes for conventional weapons and ballistic missiles,” he continued “—and in ten years all of Iran’s centrifuges will enrich uranium at full capacity – as if we’d ever know if they weren’t already.”
West went on to lament Obama’s willingness to submit to the United Nations’ will and his apparent ignorance of the very history he cited in his speech.
“Barack Obama invoked the memory of President John F. Kennedy,” he explained, “who spoke at American University on nuclear disarmament. Obama failed to realize that Kennedy dispatched the U.S. Navy to Cuba. Under Obama we don’t even have a replacement Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) in place in the Persian Gulf.”
West concluded that Obama “is a manipulative deceiver whose foreign policy is rooted in the debasing and neutering of America before our enemies.”
It is the weakening of the U.S., he concluded – along with the corresponding chaos throughout the Middle East – that will ultimately be recognized as Obama’s legacy.
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