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Biden to Iran: the “Window is Closing”

Vice President Biden Monday warned Iran that time is running short for it to to avoid a military attack by giving up its nuclear weapons program.

In some of the strongest language yet from the White House toward Iran, Biden suggested during an address to AIPAC, the Israeli lobby, that the diplomatic process must yield results soon or war will occur.

But as I made clear at the Munich Security Conference just last month, our strong preference, the world’s preference is for a diplomatic solution. So while that window is closing, we believe there is still time and space to achieve the outcome.

As if to assuage any doubters, Biden repeatedly reiterated Obama’s claim that he is not “bluffing” when it comes to the use of military force.

Well, big nations can’t bluff. And Presidents of the United States cannot and do not bluff.  And President Barack Obama is not bluffing. He is not bluffing.

Biden indicated that the current emphasis on diplomacy and sanctions was in part a way of assuring international support for a military attack by proving to the world that everything short of arms had been tried.

But I want to make clear to you something.  If, God forbid, the need to act occurs, it is critically important for the whole world to know we did everything in our power, we did everything that reasonably could have been expected to avoid any confrontation. And that matters.  Because God forbid, if we have to act, it’s important that the rest of the world is with us.  (Applause.) We have a united international community.  We have a united international community behind these unprecedented sanctions.

Biden also noted that Iran is supporting Hezbollah and its agenda of international terrorism, characterizing the Mullahs as dangerous even without atomic weapons.

“It’s in our naked self-interest, beyond the moral imperative” to be supportive of Israel, Biden said.

37 Responses to Biden to Iran: the “Window is Closing”

  1. Telling that Obama doesn’t have the guts to go to an AIPAC meeting himself. This goes along with the headline from below, “Cabinet getting freer reign to make policy”. Now Obama can avoid blame more readily (e.g. Benghazi), and it gives him more time to do . . . whatever.

    • Read that last paragraph Keith has highlighted. Sounds like they’re going to try and pull off another Gulf War universal coalition. Never happen.

  2. Does Barry know that Joe Jackassian is out there threatening Iran in Barry’s name?
    Are we to believe that Barry will withdraw our troops from the unjust “Bush wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan only to sic them on Iran pre-emptively, thus angering his Leftist anti-war supporters?
    Are we to actually believe that Barry will do something that is favorable to Israel?
    I must be in The Twilight Zone here.

    • He needs a distraction from his domestic woes, though, something to ‘unite the country’ and raise himself in the polls.

      • It won’t work. The American people are sick of wars, and having to pay for them. We simply can’t afford a war at this time, and the American people know it. If Obama starts another war, it will be the end of him. Impeachment or worse.

        • I don’t think so either, but it’s obvious Biden, Kerry and Hagel are beating the war drums. It certainly won’t help the economy this time. The buildup to WWII was an exception in that it put Americans to work after the Depression.

          But, on a more cheerful note, I hope you are right about it leading to impeachment should they go ahead with it.

          • Biden, Kerry and Hagel beating the drums that Obama tells them to beat. Does this mean war? Not necessarily. Remember Obama lives in Obamaland where the sequester will never happen until it does.

            Biden may stumble but he does what Obama tells him to, Kerry is still pinching himself that he is SOS, and Hagel … well….

  3. Picture a Republican Administration taking this attitude. A lynch mob of media not unlike a Frankenstein movie would appear at the White House. Harry Reid and Nancy Shew would be calling for impeachment. “Oh, its Barack and Joe running off at the mouth?”….(yawn)

  4. “Stop making those nukes”. “I’m going to count to three!” “One…Two…Two and a half…Two and three quarters…Two and four fifths…Two and five sixths…”. “I mean it! You’re gonna get it!”…”Two and six sevenths”…

  5. There are just a few things bothering me here:

    1) Why Is the Vice President saying this and NOT the President?

    2) Why is it important that everyone in the world knows we did everything we could that is reasonable? Do they believe everyone will believe us or even care? Most of the neighboring countries and groups will be against us. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen, Egypt, Al Qaida, RUSSIA, CHINA, etc.

    3) When you have to try to convince someone that you aren’t bluffing (Well, big nations can’t bluff. And Presidents of the United States cannot and do not bluff. And President Barack Obama is not bluffing. He is not bluffing)
    then you are probably bluffing.

    4) When the white house appoints Chuck Hagel as the Secretary of Defense and John Kerry as the Secretary of State then YOU ARE PROBABLY BLUFFING.

    • Only a “few” things bother you? I would have to say EVERYTHING bothers ME about the current administration!

      Be that as it may, I suspect Obama – for once – is NOT lying. Because Iran is Shiite, and he’s Sunni.

      Look at his involvements in Muslim affairs. He ALWAYS comes in on the Sunni side, against the Shia, no matter if it is in the National Interest or not. Libya, Syria, Egypt… he’s advancing HIS agenda, all right, but it’s the agenda of who should have suceeded the Prophet, NOT the agenda of the United States of America.

      Obama was raised Sunni, his father was Sunni, his stepfather was Sunni. Obama’s professed “Christianity” is simply taqiyya. You can tell this by the way that no Islamic leader declares him an apostate and therefore liable for the usual treatment recommended by the Quran.

      ‘Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

      Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”‘

      There’s a lot more. The point is, that Sunni Islam is OK with Obama “converting” because they know he really didn’t. It’s just something so he can pull one over on the Infidels, and ANYTHING in the way of A!!ah is cool, ESPECIALLY if you’re Sunni…

      “Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.”

      This is why Ahmadinejad won’t talk to him, even “without preconditions”. It’s because he considers Obama an Islamic apostate.

      And it’s why Obama WILL bomb Iran. In addition to deflecting domestic critisims, he gets to attack someone HE regards as an apostate.

      And we get to pay for it – in more ways than one.

      God help us all.

  6. OT: What?
    Politico is reporting that the WhiteHouse is cancelling all tours ‘until further notice’ because of staffing cuts (sequestration).

    What a dirty, sneakin’, rat faced, miserable, vindictive, untenable, thing to do to the public.
    I wouldn’t have believed it, but Politico says Yes They Did.
    Has any other administration closed the WhiteHouse to the public? anyone?

    • But… doors will always be open to the $500,000 Club. This is how thugs operate – “my way or the highway.”

      The Cherry Blossom Festival March 20 – April 14. Due to “sequestration” Spring has been cancelled and trees will not bloom.

    • The White House is The People’s House. He has no authority to refuse US access to our house except in case of an national emergency. In my memory, the White House was closed to the public for a short while after 9/11.

      Preezy reminds me of one those spoiled brat kids you see pitching a fit in the aisles of WalMart. Kicking and screaming and turning blue until the parent either pacifies him with the object of his desire or spanks his butt. I say we don’t pacify the brat any longer. Cut the behemoth to your hearts content, Preezy.

        • And he won’t stop his wife from flying around the country, at our expense, to promote her garbage. And I doubt he will cut back on his own use of AF-1. It’s such a “spiffy ride”, don’tcha know!

    • The scrawny little dictator has now declared war on the People. As if releasing thousands of illegals to roam our streets isn’t enough, he is now locking the doors to the Castle. It’s time for a revolution. Pick up your pitchforks and torches and march on the WH! The optics of a million protesters will be headlines around the world. He needs to be run out of town on a rail!

    • The White House has been closed on occasion, but only in times of crisis or when the President is ill. It was closed when Reagan was shot, for a few days. It was closed during the riots in DC when Martin Luther King was shot, but again only for a few days. It has never been closed due to lack of funding.