A cynic, such as myself, might be tempted to conclude that Barack Hussien Obama simply spent too much time with the likes of Frank Marshall Davis . I would explain Obama love of murderous dictators, from Eli Lake, Bloomberg :
Like almost all dictators, Iran’s supreme leader has a legitimacy problem. Most Iranians today are too fearful to take to the streets and demand a government that represents them. (They tried in 2009 and 1999, and paid in blood.) But deep down, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei must suspect that millions of his own people quietly loathe him.
So Khamenei demands the legitimacy he lacks at home from the outside. It’s a classic ploy.
With that in mind, imagine how delighted Khamenei must have been with U.S. President Barack Obama’s message last week on Persian New Year, or Nowruz. Obama urged the Iranian people to press their leaders to accept a nuclear deal he said would help end Iran’s international isolation. “Now it’s up to all of us, Iranians and Americans, to seize this moment and the possibilities that can bloom in this new season,” Obama said. He concluded by saying: “My message to you, the people of Iran, is that together we have to speak up for the future that we seek.”
And Obama loathing of freely elected democratic leaders, from Carl in Jerusalem, Israel Matzov :
President Hussein Obama tried even harder than was previously reported (in the US) to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu
If only Obama expended as much effort on regime change in Iran and Syria as he did in Israel, the world would be a better place.
Meanwhile back in the land of the sane, it appears that Messrs Obama and Kerry’s quest to pave the way for Iran to go nuclear may be about to hit brick wall:
Washington (CNN )â€”A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.
A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement â€” by refusing to roll back sanctions.
Obama and Kerry have deluded themselves into thinking that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made some sort of pledge not to develop nuclear weapons, and there is one no evidence of such a promise, and two no reason to expect such a promise to be kept, even if it were for real.