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Obama Disgruntled About Trump Decision to Scrap the Iran Deal

Here’s a short part of a very long Facebook lecture by Barack Obama on President Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal:

There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place.

The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense. The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea. Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes – with Iran – the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans.

That is why today’s announcement is so misguided. Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers.

Debates in our country should be informed by facts, especially debates that have proven to be divisive. So it’s important to review several facts about the JCPOA.

And then he goes on and on some more with “facts.”

Actually, this is not what we are trying to do in North Korea. In North Korea, we are trying to completely denuclearize the country, not leave it with a program that it can begin developing again in a few years right up to the point where it can produce mass numbers of weapons.

Obama should stop whining. He went and signed a bad, unpopular treaty and then violated the Constitution by not submitting it for approval by the Senate. Instead, he turned the Constitution on its head by making the Senate have to vote to disapprove it, which it couldn’t.

Without Senate confirmation of the agreement, it can be simply overturned by his successor. Too bad, Obama.

 

14 Responses to Obama Disgruntled About Trump Decision to Scrap the Iran Deal

  1. How interesting and completely Obama-like:.. an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists and intelligence professionals negotiated…
    Who would those “leading diplomats” be, are those scientists the same that predicted global warming will kill us all, and the intelligence professionals – oh, please.
    It’s way past time for both Obamas and the Clintons to retire into oblivion so we don’t have to be reminded how they put us in this horrible mess of a world.

  2. I’ll be blunt. Did Obama and his nefarious gang of misfits receive any financial payback from the Iranian ayatollahs for forcing the Iranian “deal” on the American Does that money now have to be paid back? Is that why Obama is so upset?

  3. It’s worse than yo say. He didn’t “sign” a bad agreement. He created it. It was HIS idea to pay those animals $300 million in cash, small unmarked bills, to avoid having a traceable wire transfer. It’s on him. It was beyond a terrible deal. It was self-dealing, treasonous behavior and both he and Kerry should be behind bars for it.

  4. It is distilled to this: Israel vs. it’s enemies. Both sides have their proxies: with Israel, it is the ‘West’; with the enemies it is Hizbollah, Hamas, Al Quidah, & whatever else.

  5. This was a treaty which requires a 2/3 confirmation vote in the Senate. Obama never cared about the rule of law. Don’t forget he was helped in this gross violation of the Constitution by REPUBLICANS. Specifically Bob Corker who came up with the “approved if not rejected” idea. Trump should have backed out because this was not a legally binding treaty. Bill Clinton and Madeline Half-bright pulled this crap with the “Framework” with North Korea which got us in the mess we are in now.