Obama Is Scapegoating The Jews To Sell His Iran Agreement
Antisemitism is a label rarely used in these pages because casually using the term lessens the impact of a label which should denote something horrible. So when the term anti-Semitic is used below to label some of the president’s actions in selling his P5+1 Iran deal please understand that it is not a claim used cavalierly.
President Obama’s July 31 phone call organized by the Anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence. Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fighting this wonderful Iran deal because they don’t like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq
In the 20 minute phone call Obama said over and over that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same “array of forces that got us into the Iraq war,” he said a “bunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACs” are “putting the squeeze on members of Congress.”
The message was clear to the Jewish participants, William Daroff Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America tweeted during the meeting “Jews are leading effort to kill #Irandeal. ‘Same people opposing the deal led us into Iraq war,’” and followed with “Canard: Jews got us into Iraq War.”
The claim that belies the facts as the Israeli government recommended against the Iraq War. However since the Iraq war began anti-Semites such a Pat Buchanan have been pushing the false meme that the Jews pushed America into war. Apparently Obama agrees with that meme.
In a meeting with a hand picked list of Jewish leaders, Lee Rosenberg of AIPAC questioned Obama’s statement comparing people who object to the Iran deal to those who supported the invasion of Iraq because many anti-Semites claim the Jews pushed Bush into invading Iraq. Obama explained that Netanyahu supported the Iraq invasion (true). What the president left out was that the prime minister at the time Ariel Sharon strongly urged Bush not to invade. Obama also forgot to mention that his vice president Joe Biden, both of his secretaries of state Kerry and Clinton, and his biggest ally in the senate Minority Leader Harry Reid all supported the invasion of Iraq in congress and now support his flawed Iraq deal.
At the meeting with the Jewish ‘leadership’ Obama said that if the deal were to fall apart, he would likely face calls within three to six months to use military strikes to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
In a conference call with over 10,000 Americans Jews last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out how illogical Obama’s “deal or war” argument is:
“Yet there’s one claim that is the most outrageous: that those who oppose this deal want war. That’s utterly false. We in Israel don’t want war. We want peace. Because it’s we who are on the front lines. We face Iran’s terror on three borders. We face tens of thousands of Iranian rockets aimed at all our cities. We face Iran, whose regime repeatedly calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. We face Iran whose terrorist proxies try to kill Jews every day. ”
French diplomatic official Jacques Audibert, who amongst other things was leader of the French diplomatic team negotiating with Iran as part of the P5+1 group disagrees. Earlier this month, he met with Democrat Loretta Sanchez and Republican Mike Turner, both top members of the House Armed Services Committee, to discuss the Iran deal. The U.S. ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, was also in the room. According to both lawmakers, Audibert expressed support for the deal overall, but also directly disputed Kerry’s claim that a Congressional rejection of the Iran deal would result in the worst of all worlds, the collapse of sanctions and Iran racing to the bomb without restrictions. “He basically said, if Congress votes this down, there will be some saber-rattling and some chaos for a year or two, but in the end nothing will change and Iran will come back to the table to negotiate again and that would be to our advantage,” Sanchez told me in an interview. “He thought if the Congress voted it down, that we could get a better deal.”
During his speech at American University last Wednesday president Obama again tried to scapegoat the Jews. He said, “
So this deal is not just the best choice among alternatives, this is the strongest nonproliferation agreement ever negotiated, and because this is such a strong deal, every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support.”
Most of the Gulf States opposing the deal have done so directly to the U.S. without making their objections public. However the Saudi Kingdom has made public statements indicating their objection to the deal.
A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Bandar bin Sultan told Lebanon’s Daily Star the deal would allow Iran to acquire a nuclear bomb and would “wreak havoc in the region.” The prince also told the Daily Star, “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf powers are prepared to take military action without American support after the Iran nuclear deal”
Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist with ties to the royal family, recently said that because of the Iran deal the kingdom is pursuing nuclear weapons.
However it is more convenient for Obama to set up the Jewish State as the “bad guy” to his progressive base.
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