Surrender to Obama on Iran Détente Isn’t an Option

Israel is faced with a dilemma. From right to left, its leading parties agree with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran nuclear pact is a disaster for the Middle East and the Jewish state. But given the absolute determination of the Obama administration to get its way on the pact, some are asking at what point does this battle reach the point where Israel’s opposition becomes a self-destructive last stand that could affect the future of its relationship with its sole superpower ally. The ruthless manner with which the president has chosen to insult all critics of the pact and to single out Israel for opprobrium on the issue is a matter of grave concern not only for the government but for AIPAC and those who have worked to build and strengthen the vast bipartisan pro-Israel consensus in the United States. Since President Obama is likely to win the fight to sustain a veto of a resolution opposing the deal, that has caused even some in Israel and in the pro-Israel community here who oppose Obama on Iran to wonder whether it is time to wave the white flag or at least tone down their opposition. But while it is reasonable to think seriously about the impact of the current battle on the future of the alliance, now is not the time for supporters of Israel to back down. That’s because the debate isn’t merely about a nuclear deal but whether the U.S. is opting out of the fight against Iranian-backed terrorism and its ambition for regional hegemony.

  • chuck_2012

    Can there be any doubt as to the true intentions of this petty dictator. For the life of me I cannot see how so many americans have been suckered by this man.

    • Petey

      He’s symptomatic of a sickness in our society, as are progressives in general, the #OnlyBlackLivesMatter folk, some of the men-hating feminists; the people who criticised Pamela Geller after she was the victim of a vicious attack by Islam; the barbaric sale of fetal parts; and so on.

      In a healthy society someone like Obama could never have come to power: America (and western society in general) is ill, seriously ill.

      • Achmed

        Obama is following the will of Allah, so that all who live will follow him in one great Caliphate!

        • G

          Yes, he definitely is. The question is, why? Unless you’re lucky enough to be in that small group of empowered males at the top of Islamic society, life under Allah pretty well sucks. And no booze! That’s absolutely a deal-breaker for me.

          • Linda1000

            Aussie protester.

    • There is way too much talk about Obama.

      Simply put: Obama is a (closet) Muslim using taqiyya to help the spread of Islam.

      Thank a dumb f*ck democrat for the change.

  • Reader

    When someone is asking to support something that is a very clear threat to your survival it is stupidity to back down or be quiet about it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    A few days ago, I linked to Michael Goodwin’s New York Post piece about Sen. Schumer’s opposition to the deal. Today, he reports that former New York City mayor Giuliani came out against it as has former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly. Former mayor Bloomberg is at this point officially undecided, but he backed Schumer’s reasoning behind his opposition and strongly criticized Obama’s tactics in pushing the deal. All this matters because New York City was ground zero for 9/11.

    Like other articles posted here, this one assumes that Congress in the end will sustain Obama’s veto, even if this generates a political firestorm. However, since the deal is in the form of an executive agreement instead of a treaty, a Republican successor can scrap the deal immediately upon assuming office.

  • moraywatson

    Israel, hang on until Jan 2017. Then the Muslim in Chief will be gone from the White House.