Thomas Sowell has once again boiled the Iran problem down to logical terms. But logic is not on the list of ingredients in Obama’s left. Politics is the dominant one.
The most catastrophic decision in human history?
Thomas Sowell sees Obama-Iran agreement ‘betting the lives of millions of Americans’
Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn’t matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat.
It is amazing – indeed, staggering – that so few Americans are talking about what it would mean for the world’s biggest sponsor of international terrorism, Iran, to have nuclear bombs, and to be developing intercontinental missiles that can deliver them far beyond the Middle East. […/]
My working theory seems to coincide with Sowell’s. It is fairly simple, since with Obama he always wants plausible deniability on any of his failures. It is simply that, while called an agreement or “deal,” it is something else to Obama. It is foremost an illusion. Even he knows it — not that he believes it is any great achievement. (if he does, then flag him at the WH bar.) No, its an illusion or replacement for a real agreement. Something that is practically worthless yet he can hail as an agreement.
In the reality of it, he has created future deniability for the inevitable problem of a nuclear Iran. Just as Clinton says we really tried to get bin Laden. The failure doesn’t matter if spun as a great attempt. Obama is using a similar strategy. All that matters is what he says about it later. So the here-and-now present doesn’t matter, it will be how he frames it after that counts. That is his philosophy. Of course, the world and reality does not function on great attempts or excuses. Chamberlain’s ‘peace in our time.’ What counts are results.
Not in Obama’s world. All the emphasis is placed on the attempt. Emphasis is the key or the bomb. More and more, perception seems to be all that matters to the left. And when the people disapprove of the product, then our perception is faulty. (the border, illegal immigration, scandals, IRS, Benghazi, spending, Obamacare, Islamic terrorism, ISIS, Israel, Mid East policy)
They say we must wait for a deal before criticizing the parts. When Pelosi said we have to pass it before we know what is in it, she wasn’t whistling Dixie. They have to know how it ends, too, so they can spin it into a masterpiece. By the time you know exactly what is in the bad deal — and possibly will not know everything — they’ll have refashioned it into a diplomatic achievement, even if the result is wrong. It will be historic even if its a failure. Nuclear physics, meet Obama philosophy.