Perhaps not since the days of Joseph Goebbels has a political speech been so far removed from reality than President Obama's American University speech defending his flawed Iranian nuclear deal.
Obama is counting on the average American having no knowledge of history. Those who are students of history recognize that Obama's Iranian deal is the worst agreement every promoted by an American president.
Selected excerpts accompanied by the truth:
With all of the threats that we face today, it is hard to appreciate how much more dangerous the world was at that time. In light of these mounting threats, a number of strategists here in the United States argued we had to take military action against the Soviets, to hasten what they saw as inevitable confrontation. But the young president offered a different vision.
Speaking of John F. Kennedy, Obama is making things up. No one in Kennedy’s circle of national security advisers argued in favor of seeking military action against the Soviets.
After two years of negotiations, we have achieved a detailed arrangement that permanently prohibits Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
This is patently false. Flaws in the inspection process guarantee that Iran will be able to work on making nuclear weapons, plus in the next decade they will be able to do it even more openly.
Our troops achieved every mission they were given, but thousands of lives were lost, tens of thousands wounded. That doesn't count the lives lost among Iraqis. Nearly a trillion dollars was spent.
Today, Iraq remains gripped by sectarian conflict, and the emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq has now evolved into ISIL.
Speaking of the Iraq war, Obama of course fails to mention that it was his decision to pull troops out of Iraq that created the ISIS threat and allowed Iran to turn Iraq into a puppet state.
First, there're those who say the inspections are not strong enough, because inspectors can't go anywhere in Iran at any time with no notice.
Well, here's the truth. Inspectors will be allowed daily access to Iran's key nuclear sites.
If there is a reason for inspecting a suspicious undeclared site anywhere in Iran, inspectors will get that access even if Iran objects. This access can be with as little as 24 hours notice.
And while the process for resolving a dispute about access can take up to 24 days, once we've identified a site that raises suspicion, we will be watching it continuously until inspectors get in.
Not true. Military sites are excluded from the inspection list. Inspections can be delayed by months per the terms of the agreement. Remember that outside inspectors were entirely incapable from stopping or even measuring North Korea’s nuclear program.
The prohibition on Iran having a nuclear weapon is permanent. The ban on weapons-related research is permanent. Inspections are permanent.
This is like enforcing gun bans on ex-felons. They may be legally barred from such contraband, but that will not stop a criminal from acquiring weapons.
It's those hardliners chanting "Death to America" who have been most opposed to the deal. They're making common cause with the Republican Caucus.
Wow, does Obama really think he can get away with this statement? It was the hardliners who negotiated the deal. They are cheering in the streets because it unfreezes assets that can be used to sponsor terrorists and puts limits on inspections of covert nuclear production.
But the fact is, partly due to American military and intelligence assistance, which my administration has provided at unprecedented levels, Israel can defend itself against any conventional danger, whether from Iran directly or from its proxies.
The agreement requires America to side with Iran if they know of any efforts to attack Iran’s nuclear program.
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