Still out on the book tour that never ends, Hillary Clinton said last week that President Donald Trump was making a big mistake by taking an aggressive stance against Iran and North Korea. Trump, she said, could provoke a global nuclear arms race by diminishing the Iran nuclear deal.
“It makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands,” Clinton said of Trump’s decision not to re-certify the nuclear agreement. “That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America’s word is not good. This particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States’ position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.”
In a major televised speech on Friday, President Trump announced that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the agreement, kicking the issue to Congress where lawmakers will have to debate whether or not to snap economic sanctions back into place. Blasting the Islamic Republic for their continued sponsorship of terror and their hostile approach to international weapons inspectors, Trump reiterated that Obama’s terrible deal was weakening Middle Eastern stability and endangering the security of the U.S. and Israel.
The truth is that at the same time that Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and the majority of the mainstream media is pretending that Donald Trump is embarking on some wild, reckless quest to get the U.S. embroiled in another Middle Eastern war, the president is merely restoring America’s proper stance towards one of our most dangerous enemies.
Since 1979, when hardliner Islamists took over the government in a coup, the U.S. has treated Iran like the global threat that they are. That sensible stance of hostility began in the waning days of the Carter administration and then ran through Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush 43 before coming to a sudden and disastrous halt with the naïve Barack Obama. Desperate to make his mark on the world, Obama – despite labeling Iran a state sponsor of terrorism – tried to mend fences and appease a country whose legislators loudly chanted “Death to America” on a regular basis. It was one of the most profound mistakes in the history of foreign policy, and the only thing we can do is erase it from the books.
If there is to be any agreement with Iran, it must come on OUR terms. It must be in OUR interests, not those of the rogue regime. Liberals are saying that the U.S. is going to lose the trust of North Korea? Are they serious? If anything, Trump’s decision makes it newly clear to North Korea that their nuclear posturing is not going to net them a multi-billion dollar gift package. If we’d had a president in the White House for the last eight years who cared more about national security than his own legacy, they might have learned that lesson more quickly.