This bailout was of a different kind, and potentially much more serious. In meeting with Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s representatives in Geneva, the U. S. and other major powers allowed his regime a legitimacy and rehabilitation that no amount of imagination could have perceived following the fraudulent June elections. President Obama characterized the talks as a “constructive beginning”. A beginning to what? And to what end? We’ve been talking to this regime for thirty years to no avail under conditions tantamount to a state of war perpetrated by them. This regime has no credibility, zip, nada, no grounds for trust in any form.
Now we have sold out the Czechs and the Poles on our commitment to a missile-defense security agreement in order to appease Russia and entice them to help put pressure on Iran. Result? Nyet! No less a hawk than French President Sarkozy was even shocked that Obama could be so naive, not to mention being insulted that he was forced to scratch his remarks before the UN Security Council on the revelation of an illegal uranium enrichment facility in Iran so that Obama could release the news the next day to the G-20 in Pittsburg and not have it serve as a “distraction” in his later remarks at the UN . You can’t make this stuff up.
This administration is obviously reconciled to the conclusion that a nuclear armed Iran is inevitable and can be contained much in the manner that the Soviet Union was contained during the Cold War. How utterly naive and misguided. How can Obama possibly not realize that he is pushing Israel into a direct strike on nuclear facilities in Iran? And does he believe that the U. S. would not be held almost entirely responsible for such a strike? How can he not realize that the asymmetrical threat posed by Iran is of a nature totally different from the symmetrical threat represented by the Soviet regime?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it clear that, for him, it is “1938”, and that there will be no second Holocaust on his watch. Methinks that he is dead serious and that there is not much time left to perform our duties as the world’s only superpower.