What’s the worst thing about ISIS?
It’s not ISIS. It’s Iran.
Obama’s use of the military against ISIS will preclude the already small possibility that he would use it against Iran.
While we should continue to try, it is unlikely Iran will abandon its decades-long effort to obtain nuclear weapons just because of sanctions. In fact, we’ve already rolled back sanctions while they “negotiate” and play for time to develop The Bomb.
Obama refuses to even allow the toughest sanctions he could.If Iran is to be prevented from going nuclear, someone will have to take care of this situation militarily.
A nuclear Iran is the biggest national security problem we face. It will endanger us, our children and – if we get that far in this increasingly perilous world – our children’s children. A nuclear Iran must be stopped at all costs.
The window for peaceful resolution of this matter is closing. Iran is refusing basic UN demands to stop enriching uranium. Obama has already guaranteed that Iran will be able to maintain a nuclear program of some type, which permits a permanent possibility that the country will militarize its nuclear materials.
The problem with ISIS is that this president, so reluctant to engage in war with these terrorists, will never simultaneously launch an attack on Iran. It’s just too much for him.
And that means the Israelis will do it, and it will be done poorly compared to how we would do it.
Obama is already trying got avoid a fight by further accommodating the mullahs, according to a Wall Street Journal column:
The latest Administration brainstorm is to abandon the longstanding demand that Iran dismantle its uranium-enriching centrifuges, of which it currently has installed about 10,000, with an additional 9,000 built. Under one Western proposal, Iran would merely be asked to disconnect some of the pipes connecting one centrifuge to the next. Another idea, according to the Associated Press, is to allow Iran to keep as many as 4,500 centrifuges, provided Iran agrees to enrich uranium at a lower rate.
Then there are Iran’s ballistic missiles, an essential component of its nuclear-weapons program. Security Council Resolution 1929 “decides that Iran shall not undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.” Yet over the summer Mr. Khamenei called on his Revolutionary Guards to mass-produce ballistic missiles, and now the Administration is looking for an accommodation.
There has been little progress in talks with the Iranians, which were supposed to end by July, but now have been extended until the end of November. Meantime, do we really know how much closer they’ve gotten to a weapon?
I believe we will find out when they test one. Hopefully in the desert, and not in Tel Aviv.