Many years ago, I watched
the Oprah Winfrey Show
and there I saw Oprah dressed in her pajamas along with the late Maya Angelou.
They were discussing relationships and in the usual chit and chat that goes on
about this sort of thing, Ms. Angelou said something that has stuck with me
ever since. She told Oprah that when
someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. If a man tells you that he is cruel or mean
or incapable of loyalty, then believe him, Ms. Angelou said; they know
themselves better than you ever will. It seems to me that this is a wonderful
piece of advice, not merely for dealing with interpersonal relationships, but
for international relationships as well. Today, the former junior Senator from Illinois
is proposing a treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran that will give that
nation, assuming they do not cheat, the ability to construct a nuclear weapon
in ten years’ time. The former junior
Senator from Illinois is throwing considerable amounts of political capital
into pushing this treaty through Congress, although he himself will not call it
a treaty, as doing so would require a two-thirds vote from the Senate, and he
doesn’t have the votes to do this. Should it pass, however, he will act as
though it were a treaty, so I suppose the difference between the two words is trifling. We are already getting a foretaste of what
will happen if it does not; not since St. John Chrysostom’s homilies in the
fourth century has Jew-baiting been so eloquent. When people who support him and his treaty
think that his recent speeches on the subject sound remarkably like something
one might hear at a white power rally, then the former junior Senator from
Illinois has passed a red line that he should not pass.
And what is the object of all of this hubbub? A
deal with a regime that predicates its existence on its hatred for the United
States and Israel in particular and the West in general, that has committed
numerous acts of terrorism, that seized an American embassy and held (and still
holds) American citizens hostage, a regime that the State Department calls the
number one sponsor of terrorism in the world today; these are the people we are
dealing with. And why? Because the Iranians are going nuclear and
this administration does not want to stop them.
They do not want to stop the Iranians because the only real way to stop
them is by force or by regime change through covert action, and this
administration does not want to use force or covert action. Having removed the
only two real ways to prevent this disaster, the administration must pin its hopes
on a piece of paper and convince as many people as possible that this piece of
paper has some actual merit.
the only thing this agreement does is guarantee that when Iran does go nuclear,
our Illinois Incitatus will no longer be in office and then can blame its
failure on almost everyone except himself. I strongly suspect that our fearless
leader will be as ungracious with his successors as he was with his
predecessor. Again, and why is that? Because nothing is ever his fault, because
something being his fault would disturb his self-image, and nothing and no one
will ever be allowed to disturb his self-image.
Therefore, he makes deals with people who mock him even as he gets ready
to do their bidding and insults those who are trying to save him from
committing a massive mistake. In short, his ego is getting in the way of what
Ms. Angelou pointed out back in the 1990’s.
The Iranians are showing everyone who and what they are and anyone with
any sense believes them when they spew their hatred at us. Only the former junior Senator from Illinois
and his true believers do not, but then, they are not the ones who will have to
deal with the consequences of this agreement, are they?
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