We already know that there’s a lot the White House isn’t telling us when it comes to the nuclear
scam deal “framework” it claims to have worked out with the Iranians. Yesterday, Professor Jacobson explained that after the “framework” was announced, it became almost immediately apparent that the US, Europe, and Iran were not on the same page about how the deal was supposed to work. Then, David Gerstman penned a great takedown of the Administration’s claims that the protocols in the framework (yes, the same framework we can’t explain with any consistency) strengthen those in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Even Dick Cheney has chimed in, saying what we’re all thinking: I think [Obama’s] actions are constituted in my mind those of the worst president we’ve ever had.
Yesterday, Senator John McCain talked with radio host Hugh Hewitt about the non-deal—and the White House is not happy about it.
During the interview, McCain laid it all bare when he said that, with regards to the framework, “John Kerry is delusional.”
“I think you’re going to find out that they had never agreed to the things that John Kerry claimed that they had,” McCain said. “So in a way, I can’t blame the Ayatollah, because I don’t think they ever agreed to it, and I think John Kerry tried to come back and sell a bill of goods, hoping maybe that the Iranians wouldn’t say much about it.”
“I knew that things were going to be bad when I lost in 2008, OK?” he told Hewitt. “But if you take a look at the map of the world in January of 2009 and look at the world today, my friend, you and I even haven’t had a chance to talk about the shameful, disgraceful actions of us not giving the Ukrainians weapons to defend themselves. That’s a shameful chapter.”
The White House comms shop, of course, can always be counted upon to barrel headfirst through a brick wall when faced with criticism. No exception here:
Naïve and reckless for @SenJohnMcCain to believe every word of the Supreme Leader's political speech. He shouldn't.
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) April 10, 2015
Twitter had some fun with the glaring inconsistency:
You can't believe Iranian leaders. Only we can believe Iranian leaders. https://t.co/a3wySxzlZ8
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) April 10, 2015
On Netanyahu's pre-election comments: "We take him at his word." https://t.co/yi2ysUOXdA
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) April 10, 2015
At this point, the cognitive dissonance radiating from the White House is so glaringly obvious that it’s almost boring to keep writing about it. We’re supposed to trust Iran—but only when it’s convenient for the White House that we should. We’re meant to trust them to keep to a nuclear deal no one can explain, but not to trust them when their explanation is different from the one offered by the Administration.
Personally, I don’t think anyone is telling the truth. McCain is right. Kerry is delusional—and so is anyone who believes him.DONATE
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