Did you know that if America does not release $150 billion to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, and provide protection for its nuclear infrastructure — among other gifts — that it will hamper America’s ability to “confront global threats?”
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says it is so, and if the former proponent of boots on the ground in Israel says it, it must be true:
W/ #IranDeal, Congress must not only weigh deal itself, but how rejecting it wld hurt US ability to lead world in confronting global threats
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) August 27, 2015
Such tweets follow Samantha Power’s defense of the Iran Deal in Politico, which boils down to the following curious assertion: If America does not do this deal, we will hamstring ourselves when it comes to future matters of foreign policy.
Power says we would be isolating ourselves from the P5+1 nations with whom we negotiated the deal. She writes that the “partners believe that this is a sound deal,” conveniently omitting the fact that two of said partners, the Russians and Chinese, benefit by the strengthening of an Iran that has been at war with the West since 1979. She also neglects to mention that the French were steadfastly opposed to this deal, pounding the table that the terms were too weak during negotiations.
Moroever, Power writes that “We would go from a situation in which Iran is isolated to one in which the United States is isolated,” in the inconceivable scenario in which Congress is able to override a presidential veto.
To this I say:
In their own minds the Obama administration has cut America down to size. https://t.co/xufgL5Ccy7
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) August 27, 2015
Only under a president who compares his belief in American exceptionalism to Greek belief in Greek exceptionalism would the most powerful nation in the world be afraid of being isolated from its allies.
Unfortunately, being the strongest nation in the world does not mean nearly as much when you do not have leaders dedicated to protecting and preserving its strength and exploiting its enemies’ weakness.
Even worse is when you have leadership that enables and empowers its mortal enemies while browbeating its friends.
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