Just a few months after taking office, President Barack Obama kicked off his apology tour by telling his European audience that America has “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” towards its allies. The speech was delivered in Strasbourg France, the same country where American troops stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. On that day, more widely known as “D-Day,” American and allied soldiers laid down their lives in order to free Europe from the grips of Nazi control. Apparently, the leader of the free world failed to see the astonishing irony of his message.
Yesterday, we watched Mr. Obama show a level of arrogance and derisiveness towards the greatest ally this country has known since the end of the Second World War. There can be little doubt that the current administration was less than pleased with last week’s re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but to watch our President take sides with America’s greatest enemy is more than a little disconcerting. Iran has consistently referred to America as “the great Satan.” Does this sound like a potential partner for peace? To the sane among us, the obvious answer is a resounding “no.”
Unfortunately, Barack Obama seems to believe that his superior negotiating skills can create some kind of a “grand bargain,” and, furthermore, is confident that Israel should play no role in this dangerous pact.
On Saturday, Iran’s Supreme leader called for “Death to America,” in a speech in Tehran. This came one day after President Obama told Ali Khamenei to “seize a historic opportunity for a nuclear deal, and a better future.” Who would this be a better future for; Israel, the United States? The country to be most impacted by a nuclear Iran has been completely dismissed from having any say on these negotiations. There can be no other conclusion, based on the administration’s actions up to this point.
Certainly, it’s not surprising to see the level of hypocrisy from our President; he is after-all, a liberal through and through. The disdain shown to Prime Minister Netanyahu and the people of Israel is a very dangerous precedent for sure. America’s greatest enemy has truly been emboldened by these actions, and it’s hard to imagine a scenario where this ends well for anyone, with the exception of Iran.