Even though “the fact” is that Iran is “anti-Semitic”, it doesn’t mean they’re not rational, Barack Obama said during an interview for The Atlantic Thursday.
“I think it is not at all contradictory to say that there are deep strains of anti-Semitism in the core regime, but that they also are interested in maintaining power, having some semblance of legitimacy inside their own country, which requires that they get themselves out of what is a deep economic rut that we’ve put them in, and on that basis they are then willing and prepared potentially to strike an agreement on their nuclear program,” Obama said in an interview with left-wing magazine The Atlantic on Thursday.
The nuclear agreement Iran wants allows them to basically do whatever they want with sanctions removed immediately and Obama seems willing to do it.
Iran is not rational. They can be racist but they can’t say they’re going to eliminate them.
It’s okay for Iran to be racist too.
“The fact that you are anti-Semitic, or racist, doesn’t preclude you from being interested in survival,” Obama said of the Iranian regime during the interview. “It doesn’t preclude you from being rational about the need to keep your economy afloat; it doesn’t preclude you from making strategic decisions about how you stay in power; and so the fact that the supreme leader is anti-Semitic doesn’t mean that this overrides all of his other considerations.”
This is all about his legacy, which will undoubtedly prove to be a tainted one.
“Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this,” Obama said. “I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our profound national security interests, I have a personal interest in locking this down.”
It gets better. Ramadi and Palmyra were lost to ISIS but Barack Obama thinks our battle against ISIS is a success. The tragic and strategically disastrous loss of Ramadi to ISIS is only a setback to him. People have mocked him over the word “setback” for two days but he doubled down during this interview.
“I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama said. “There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time.”
The United States has a paltry number of bombing missions that are being played up as major assaults. We conducted only 6 sorties a day for three days before ISIS took Ramadi.
Ramadi is in Iraq’s minority Sunni heartland, a short drive from the capital Baghdad. It’s a crushing psychological blow to Iraqis and the U.S. who lost more than 400 soldiers fighting for Ramadi the first time and 1335 fighting for the province.
He blamed it on the Iraqis alone.