The relatively unbiased, and certainly not right wing, Ron Fournier of National Journal said Monday evening that President Obama could go down as “one of the worst presidents in our nation’s history” if Iran develops nuclear weapons under the deal he’s negotating with them and it inspires Arab Middle Eastern states to start constructing their own nukes.
Well, I have bad news for the liberal historians who write history. The deal allows Iran to construct a nuclear weapon, and the Gulf monarchies aren’t just going to sit on their royal asses.
Just think. Chester Arthur. James Buchanan. Millard Fillmore. Warren Harding. Barack Obama. This is not pleasant company.
Rick Klein of ABC News, who doesn’t appear in the video below but spoke just before Fournier, describes why experts believe the Saudi King Salman’s absence from the meetings with Obama this week is indeed a snub, noting that what Obama is offering the Gulf states in terms of protection comes up well short of what they want.
In fact, our Arab allies aren’t the least convinced the president is serious about countering Iran, and they need to see far more serious actions out of Obama to accompany the meaningless reassurances he is set to offer at the summit this week.
That’s the message of the absence of both Salman and the leader of Bahrain from the meetings.