Out maneuvered again! Our neophyte, Pollyanna president who convinced the country that engagement was the proper strategy and that talking to our enemies would yield diplomatic victories took a year to figure out that he was wrong. I was never a huge Bush fan but I certainly was not a Bush hater, no matter who you are you have to admit 'Bush was right'. Evidently Bush was right because for the last few months the Obama administration has been pursuing sanctions at the U.N. Security council. Just like Bush was doing before Obama took office.
So, OK, Whatever. The jingoistic, unilateral Bush administration which was allegedly hated by the entire world was able to get 3 sets of sanctions throughout the security council, so clearly Mr. Engagement, allegedly loved by the whole world should be able to get at least one set of sanctions through, right?!?!?!?
Nope! While the naive Obama administration was begrudgingly trying to put together a deal on tougher sanctions, the Iranian government produced a perfectly timed, and very dramatic show stopper. The game is over. Obama has lot the diplomatic option, and the the Iranians will get their bomb unless a military option is used, and you know that's not going to happen with this administration.
Iran's Nuclear Coup
Full credit for this debacle goes to the Obama Administration and its hapless diplomatic strategy. Last October, nine months into its engagement with Tehran, the White House concocted a plan to transfer some of Iran's uranium stock abroad for enrichment. If the West couldn't stop Iran's program, the thinking was that maybe this scheme would delay it. The Iranians played coy, then refused to accept the offer.
So instead of the U.S. and Europe backing Iran into a corner this spring, Mr. Ahmadinejad has backed Mr. Obama into one.At an estimated production rate of 78 kilograms per month the Iranians have already surpassed the amount they were unwilling to bargain away more than a year ago.
The CIA recently reported that Iran tripled its stockpile of uranium last year and moved "toward self-sufficiency in the production of nuclear missiles."So now, the very deal that was on the table does not deliver the impact that it might have at that time. Now the Iranians can send away the uranium to buy time and still have enough enriched uranium to process and build a bomb.
Thanks Mr. President. Jimmy Carter put 55 Americans in danger of harm from the Iranians. You however, have put all American's in danger of harm from the Iranians.