“This U.S.-North Korean agreement will help to achieve a long-standing and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula.” –President Bill Clinton (18 October 1994)
So [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] has gone completely off the Gang of Eight reservation. Hopefully for good. “In what way?” The Skeptical Conservative will ask. In that he has actually evaluated a current events issue through the framework of whether it enhances or detracts from America’s national security. The issue at hand is The Glorious Treaty between Emperor Barack I and The Supreme Imam of Iran. He took to Twitter today to announce that the deal would be deleterious to our future national security. If only he would now make like Rick Perry or Scott Walker and actually organize a directed effort to do something about the problem.
I sincerely hope that he will, because he is magnificently right in his diagnosis of this agreement’s failures and shortcomings. It is good and condign that he contradicts the rather nauseating officially official mandatory praise of this stupid agreement. Barack Obama embarked upon a platitude-laden address filled with predictable self-regard.
“Today after two years of negotiation the United States together with the international community has achieved something that decades of animosity has not: a comprehensive long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Obama said from the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side.
Of course there are obvious parallels between what he said and what Bill Clinton had to say for himself regarding his utterly ineffective North Korean Nuke Deal before he was off to molest the female staffers again. Thus, it helps to take a look at how well the Clinton deal worked to put the kibosh on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. It worked about as well as an unenforceable deal with pseudo-sapient savages could be expected to. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins has studied the comforting non-existence of the North Korean nuclear arsenal and reached the following conclusions.
A new research project warns that North Korea’s nuclear stockpile could grow from roughly 10-16 nuclear weapons at the end of 2014 to 100 by the year 2020. The North Korea Nuclear Futures Project, a joint collaboration between the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and National Defense University, aims to predict possible futures for North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs over the next five years.
Marc Theissen explains to us about how this time it’s going to be different! So different that it will stink worse and rot even faster.
The words may be similar, but the framework Obama reached with Iran is actually worse than the one Clinton negotiated with North Korea. North Korea had to cheat on its deal to break out as a nuclear power. Iran does not have to cheat. That’s because most provisions of the deal expire in 10 years, and the deal does not require Iran to dismantle or destroy any of its nuclear facilities, allow snap inspections, stop enrichment, stop research and development on advanced centrifuges or stop the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Worse, the deal reportedly front-loads the suspension of sanctions, which have cost the regime $130 billion over just two years. Lifting those sanctions will immediately infuse Iran’s economy with tens of billions of dollars — money it can use to keep its nuclear program going, continue destabilizing the region and build ballistic missiles that can reach New York and Washington. And all that is if Iran complies. The regime could also cheat and break out even sooner.
So I commend [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] for saying what had to be said from the important position of being a US Senator. However, great power comes with great responsibility. [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] spies with his beady, little eye a victory parade through DC after he wins election 2016. He’s just given himself an opportunity to possibly deserve a shot at just that parade.
Now he needs to follow up his intelligent and accurate sentiments with coordinated and effective action to insure that the Iran Agreement is dead upon arrival in the US Senate. Make Barack Obama deliver on his threat to veto any legislation aimed at stopping this travesty. Make [mc_name name=’Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001071′ ] either return to the side of sanity or speak up in favor of this agreement on Barack Obama’s behalf. If [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] can put some teeth behind his sentiments, he will grow in stature and worthiness far beyond where I consider him to be at present. [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ], grasp that tiger by the tail!