Speaking in defense of the international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear development from American University’s Washington, D.C. campus on Wednesday afternoon, Obama spoke about the Iran nuclear deal and declared Iranian hardliners chanting “DEATH TO AMERICA” as the ones opposed to that deal and said they were “making common cause” with Republicans.
Apparently, Obama is not aware that the Iranian people have been chanting ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ for years, not just since the nuke deal.
Even Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran’s government chanting ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ does not mean they want to kill Americans. Kerry also claimed he had not seen the video of Iran’s dictator calling for all Muslim’s in the world to unite and destroy Israel and the United States.
First, Obama said, “superpowers should not act impulsively,” and tread toward war when diplomacy could suffice. He then spoke of the main detractors of his deal to Iranians who chant “death to America,” and drew parallels between those radicals and Republicans.
Obama also said, “I recognize that resorting to force may be tempting in the face of the rhetoric and behavior that emanates from parts of Iran. It is offensive. It is incendiary. We do take it seriously. But superpowers should not act impulsively in response to taunts, or even provocations that can be addressed short of war. Just because Iranian hard-liners chant ‘death to America’ does not mean that that’s what all Iranians believe. In fact, it’s those hard-liners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It’s those hard-liners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.”
Obama also blamed opposition to the nuclear deal his administration took the lead in forging as “knee-jerk partisanship,” and seemed to mock those who called the pact a “disaster, a surrender, you’re aiding terrorists, endangering freedom.”
“Many of same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal. More than a decade later, we still live with the consequences of the decision to invade Iraq,” Obama said from American University, a site chosen by the White House to draw comparisons to a speech by President John F. Kennedy, in which he called for negotiating with the Soviet Union in order to avoid war between two nuclear powers, WND reported.
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