“After my election, I have more flexibility.” ~ Barack Obama
Bibi Netanyahu and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have something in common. They have both been lied to by Barack Obama. Obama’s way is the Alinsky way – the end justifies the means.
Cardinal Dolan was promised the Catholic Church would not be forced to violate their principles under Obamacare and Netanyahu was promised that Iran would not be permitted to keep any significant quantity of 20% enriched uranium, which is a very short step before weapons-grade.
Even it you don’t support the Catholic Church’s stance on freedom of religion and even if you don’t support Israel, does it concern you that Obama lies or do you think everyone else is lying?
This Israel-U.S. agreement to not allow Iran to keep high-grade uranium (according to Israel) was made in secret, prior to Obama’s talks with Iran in Istanbul.
Netanyahu, feeling betrayed, talked about the “freebie” given to Iran allowing them to have five more weeks of unfettered bomb making.
Obama, failing miserably in his Latin American summit, took time out to say, “The notion that somehow we’ve given something away or a ‘freebie’ would indicate Iran has gotten something. In fact, they’ve got some of the toughest sanctions that they’re going to be facing coming up in just a few months if they don’t take advantage of these talks.”
Obama’s statement leaves me breathless – tough sanctions in a few months – MONTHS??? Allowing Iran to continue enriching uranium without restraint for five weeks is not a freebie???
Netanyahu’s understanding was that Iran would have to make some concessions. They would be allowed to keep 1,000 centrifuges for the low-level enrichment of uranium up to 3.5% purity. However, they were not to be allowed 20% weapons-grade enrichment. It was known as the “1,000 principle.”
The U.S. presented NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING. Obama did indeed give a tacit okay for the Iranians to continue their bomb-making while we all pretend they are not.
Together with North Korea, Iran will present as an indomitable foe. Wait until Obama is re-elected and he will have “more flexibility.”