Iran Embarrasses Obama
Barack Obama's parade of foreign policy embarrassments keeps marching on. The most unqualified commander in chief in American history went to the negotiating table with Iran- a nation completely inferior militarily to the United States - and gave away the farm, valuing a hollow peace agreement he could sell to his granola crunching, head in the clouds liberal base. Predictably, the mullahs are ignoring it. As the Free Beacon notes:
Iran is covertly expanding an underground network of ballistic missile construction and testing sites, despite new U.S. sanctions aimed at deterring the Islamic Republic’s illicit program, which is believed to be focused on the delivery of a nuclear warhead.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, has clandestinely moved to expand a network of front companies that primarily fuel the underground construction of ballistic missiles, according to sources following the country’s procurement system.
Iranian military leaders—who have recently dismissed new U.S. sanctions—are now focused on perfecting intercontinental ballistic missile technology, which would enable Iran to fire a nuclear-tipped warhead over great distances.
Iran maintains the “largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East,” according to U.S. intelligence assessments. The country has recently been moving materials to underground sites via a complex network of IRGC-controlled companies, according to a brief on the procurement activity released by the Foundation For Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance
Tehran’s buildup continues despite United Nations resolutions calling Iran to halt ballistic missile activity. The issue has has emerged as a point of diplomatic conern in recent weeks as the United States attempts to convince nations such as Russia to help crack down on this behavior.
There are arguments for and agaisnt a nuclear deal with Iran. But ideally, an American president dealing with an inferior nation run by prehistoric savages should recognize that he must deal from a position of strength, with a skeptical eye, and the security of the United States of America as his primary concern. Like most liberals, Barack Obama seems completely satisfied to rest on the nobility of his intentions. As a result, we're all less safe.