American Elephants


The Issue Is Never the Issue, and The Iran Deal Is Not About Nukes. by The Elephant's Child

The Iran Deal wasn’t really about nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons were never the top priority on the Obama administration’s list. Obama is firmly convinced that Iran would never actually use nuclear weapons. The administration, defeated in its efforts to bring about a “two-state solution” between Israel and the Palestinians, Obama’s intent when first inaugurated. That failure has been a thorn in his side ever since.

Obama has viewed Israel as an intractable troublemaker, and Israel as the main reason for all of the troubles in the Middle East. One of his main concerns with the Iran Deal was to prevent an Israeli attack on Iran. His vision of a peaceful Middle East has Iran as the great regional power who would manage the troublesome sects and tribes and dictators and jihadists, and America can just wash its hands of the whole region.

He wants to transform the United States into a less imposing power. He wants to limit American action. In his view the United States has been way too eager to impose its norms onto other countries and needs to stop throwing its weight around. It needs to be just one country among the family of nations — a more humble power.

And of course the biggest goal is to ensure the legacies of the president and secretary of state as men of vision and peace, who recognize that diplomacy can bring about real peace. That these abstract principles have no relation to the facts on the ground is not obvious to the true believer in the White House. He believes that with cooperation and forgiveness, even a nuclear Iran will become a collegial member of the community of nations.

When you have that mindset, whether or not Iran wants to become one of the world’s nuclear powers is just not all that important.

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Formal portrait. The two Iranian diplomats just can’t contain their giddy triumph.


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In his view, America is the bully because it interferes with the spread of Islam. And it does. All doctrines interfere with each other. Pay no attention to what he says, look at what he does and what the results are.

Comment by atmsafetypin

Saw a headline today that said something to the effect that a psychiatrist would have a field dsy with Obama. We all try privately to guess at what he thinks from the evidence of what he says and does.

Comment by The Elephant's Child

That childhood, during the critical stage from birth to six was a nightmare. Nothing human is real to him. Absent father is a driving factor to homosexuality. Makes him a perfect wind up doll. Read up on how the Romans took the sons of conquered chieftains and raised them to be loyal to Rome and then re-introduced them to their tribes as the sons of the chief.

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