Whose Iran Rhetoric is Worse? Huckabee’s or Obama’s?

Mike Huckabee probably thought he hit the jackpot today when President Obama responded directly to the former Arkansas governor’s characterization of the Iran nuclear deal as something that would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” When you are running for the Republican presidential nomination and struggling to get some attention in the midst of the obsessive coverage of Donald Trump, anything, even a quote that is branded on Morning Joeas the most outrageous comment yet made on the 2016 campaign trail is a positive of a sort. Yet Huckabee shouldn’t be crowing. As Joe Scarborough pointed out, raising the specter of the Holocaust in that manner actually does the administration a favor since it allows the president to dismiss his critics as hysterics and to pose as the adult in the room. Nevertheless, liberals shouldn’t be allowed to get away with denouncing the irresponsible hyperbole of Iran deal critics in this manner. As much as Huckabee’s statement was inappropriate, it is hard to argue that it is much worse than the president’s characterization of all of those opposing his policy as warmongers or Secretary of State John Kerry’s repeated efforts to intimidate both Israelis and American Jews into silence on the issue by claiming that speaking up will “isolate” them or cause the world to blame Jews for the potential defeat of a terrible agreement.

Is Huckabee’s Iran deal rhetoric said really any worse?

  • It’s not like Obama wouldn’t help the mad ayatollahs push Jews into ovens.

    Or further assist the Iranians into acquiring nuclear weapons.

    Huckabee is right about planned genocide, is my point.

    • I believe so.

      • Obama can wave off Huckabee until his face turns white (gasp). That doesn’t change the fact that Obama has aided Israel’s enemy and American Jews have aided him.

  • JoKeR
  • Norman_In_New_York

    Huckabee’s statement is inappropriate? Says who?

  • dukestreet

    As far as I’m concerned, Huckabee is telling the truth and Obama is a liar of the first order.

  • The Obama/Democrat Middle East war is coming.

    Thanks for the change dems.

    And don’t blame Huckabee for telling the truth.

  • Obama is the worst enemy of the Jewish people since Hitler. His Iran deal definitely does endanger the very existence of the Jewish people and in particular of the Jews of Israel. And one can very much doubt that this danger was generated accidentally or incidentally – one must suppose that it is his very intention – so one makes such a massive mistake. Obama is a danger to the whole western world.

  • Hard Little Machine

    He’s not wrong. This is in fact Obama’s plan.