As the Wall Street Journal’s editors observe, the Geneva talks have revived the reputation of the despotic regime....
And like the missile-defense capitulation, we’ve gotten precious little for this. We’re now sucked into a process of meetings, and the inspection of Qom will take place with plenty of time for the Iranians to “clean the place out.” We now begin the familiar dance of endless talks, quibbles about inspections, and compromises on verification–all culminating in the realization (eventually) that a secretive, despotic regime is on track to engage in nuclear blackmail.
Of all this Obama seems blissfully unaware. We’re finally engaging! We’re getting down to business. This is constructive, he gushes. Well, for Iran certainly. The mullahs are getting what they want (the limelight on the world stage and plenty of breathing room), now with a nod of approval from the president. As the editors note, Geneva gives Iran “new legitimacy, and new hope that they can have their bomb and enhanced global standing too.” And to boot, it’s all been made possible by the American president, who gave the Iranians all the breathing room they needed, welcomed them to Geneva, lifted not a finger to aid (rhetorically or otherwise) the democracy protesters, and now praises the regime for doing nothing concrete at all to halt its nuclear program.
Or, as Charles Krauthammer notes this morning: "When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom."
How low can we go? Well, Krauthammer's piece ends with this: "Bismarck is said to have said: “There is a providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children, and the United States of America.” Bismarck never saw Obama at the U.N. Sarkozy did."
Please read the entire article because it showcases the unbelievable and insane grandiosity of the current U.S. President, whose narcissism seems to know no bounds.
It's all about Obama, all the time. He is prancing around now, talking like a big man now, demanding action (and using the royal "we") like some non-magical Gilderoy Lockhart; but that's all we are likely to get from him: words, words, words. When push comes to shove, he will try to erase our memories of his fecklessness by his golden rhetoric--and of course, by blaming someone else for his own incompetence and insufferable arrogance.
Obama's clear pattern of positively reinforcing the negative behavior of our enemies as we simultaneously negatively reinforce every effort to confront and deal with that negative behavior indicates a psychological denial and delusion so profound that it is simply stunning in its pathology.
No matter how you look at it--either from a behavioral or a psychological perspective--it seems clear that things are only going to be going from bad to worse in the immediate future.
In the end, Obama's grandiose dithering and the lunatic actions of Democrats in Congress (and leftists everywhere) are likely to get us all killed.