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Marie Harf Thinks You Are Really Stupid

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf thinks you’re an idiot, because she thinks you will buy her line that President Obama was not saying something he clearly was saying.

Marie Harf
Yeah, you’ll believe it. Suckers.

The president, in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep this week, blundered into the truth, saying that Iran could under the deal essentially become a nuclear state at around year 13 of the agreement, when “the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.”

Over at the State Department, spokeswoman Marie Harf said Obama wasn’t talking about the Iran deal when he said that “in year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.”

Well here’s the transcript, fully in context. Judge for yourself.

Obama first addresses a concern with the deal about uranium concentrations but says that “what is a more relevant fear” is what happens in the latter years. It’s crystal clear he is comparing two aspects of the deal, not discussing, as Harf insists, a hypothetical situation in 13 years under which there is no deal. He even notes that “we’re purchasing for 13, 14, 15 years assurances that the breakout is at least a year,” clearly contrasting that with the possible zero breakout time that occurs afterward.

And if there is no deal and no military action, Iran, which has been allowed by Obama to creep to within a two to three month breakout time NOW, will get to zero far sooner than in 13 years. So why would he use 13 years as a hypothetical?

Even the White House didn’t try to make this argument. They just dodged the question.

Next time it rains I’m calling Marie Harf so she can tell me it’s sunny. I’ll just believe her and we both can just make pretend and feel better about stuff.

Inskeep: Most of (Iran’s) enriched uranium is supposed to be set off to the side and diluted; it may, however, remain inside Iran. Eventually, the deal expires. Perhaps the uranium is still there, which is why…

… where the regime changes is a significant question.

Obama: Actually, that’s not how it works, Steve, because once you’ve diluted a process or . . . stockpiles have — have maintained at 300 kilograms or below, they’re not going to have been able to horde a bunch of uranium that somehow they then convert to weapons-grade uranium.

What is a more relevant fear would be that in year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.

Keep in mind, though, currently, the breakout times are only about two to three months by our intelligence estimates. So essentially, we’re purchasing for 13, 14, 15 years assurances that the breakout is at least a year … that — that if they decided to break the deal, kick out all the inspectors, break the seals and go for a bomb, we’d have over a year to respond. And we have those assurances for at least well over a decade.

And then in years 13 and 14, it is possible that those breakout times would have been much shorter, but at that point we have much better ideas about what it is that their program involves. We have much more insight into their capabilities. And the option of a future president to take action if in fact they try to obtain a nuclear weapon is undiminished.

Here’s a look at Obama’s statement and Harf’s explanation.

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37 Responses to Marie Harf Thinks You Are Really Stupid

  1. Iran continues working toward a bomb and hasn’t hidden their agenda.

    Any time frame is inconsequential in this deal.

    All Iran is doing is playing nice right now so sanctions are lifted. Russia, and especially China want sanctions removed. China needs the legal flow of oil for their economy.

    • Also, I thought Iran contended the only reason they are pursuing nuclear technology was for energy purposes. Why are we even having a conversation about nuclear weapons? Not only does Harf think we’re stupid, the Iranians know the administration is gullible.

  2. If o and Harf and the rest of the click are going to continue to play the word game with the American citizens & the world, than they are being unjust.
    I have had to ask questions here at WHD, like, what are centrifuges? I have had to look up information, and read about it. So I do not appreciate her comment.
    Earlier Kieth and placed two photos, and I mentioned that a picture says a thousand words. Well let o and Harf stand on the stage with picture of a B., and a picture of what a B., can do. Than they can try playing thier word games.

  3. “Marie Harf Thinks You Are Really Stupid”. Now here’s an amazing coincidence. I just happened to be looking up “oxymoron” in the “Uninhibited Dictionary” and under “example of usage” there was “Marie Harf Thinks”!!

  4. You may be right – stupid is me.
    I don’t understand what MrObama said, don’t have a clue what he’s making as a point, and have no idea what’s in the non-deal at this time.
    It sounds like a lot of gobble-die speak as he tries to impress someone that he understands what the non-deal means.
    As for MsBarf – it’s not the public she’s speaking to as she cleans up MrO’s comments – it’s the national press in her audience and those are the ones she thinks are stupid.

    • You’re in good? company. I have it on absolutely NO authority whatsoever that all that Mr Obama doesn’t understand what he says between 80% to 95% of the time. It apparently depends upon the length of time since his last bong hit!

  5. It must really suck, when your job is to go out with a straight face, and just repeat the lies of your boss. She is a laughingstock.

  6. I’ve heard her comments in a radio show and she won’t admit the obvious. Is she that stupid or unable to come up with a better spin?

  7. This Harf character always seems to be completely unprepared for the questions she is asked by the press. She’s got a memorized and copied-down list of talking points which she throws out at the reporters, and seems truly astounded and bug-eyed when there is a question about something she has said. She’s all about trying to convince you HER sorority is the best sorority on campus. Add to all that her valley girl style of speaking and her incredible arrogance (covering up her insecurity at the microphone), and well, that’s quite a package to deal with. On the other hand, she perfectly reflects the haughtiness and huffiness of the Obama administration, so there’s that.

    • I partially agree. She IS convinced of her brilliance! Someone should introduce her to someone with an ACTUAL brain. Perhaps she’d see the error of her self-assessment?? Nah!!! Tar, feathers, rail? Maybe THEN!

  8. Obama: …they’re not going to have been able to horde a bunch of uranium that somehow they then convert to weapons-grade uranium.

    You know–in some sciency way–with scientists…

  9. Harf: Well, I think, what he meant was, like, you know, those Eye-ray-nee-uns don’t, um, like, plan on nuking anyone, especially Israel? And I know BHO wanted to say, um, like, he’s all for peace in our time? Fer shure!
    Press: ???!!!!????