Monday, November 25, 2013

The Iran Deal; Another Diplomatic Victory by President Obama

America was treated to another masterful job of World Stage Diplomacy by President Obama when the President reached a deal that will halt the enrichment of uranium and force Iran to accept inspectors on the ground to verify compliance, all in exchange for relaxing some of the economic sanctions against the Iranian Government.

It's still early in the agreement but for the first time in decades the United States along with Russia, UK, France, China, Germany, has engaged the Iranian Government through diplomatic channels.

“While today's announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal,” US President Barack Obama said in a statement at the White House. “For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back.”

And one can always tell a brilliant diplomatic stroke by the way Republican Howler Monkeys react. Right-Wingers have No Concept of Diplomacy, Republicans engaged in their standard gnashing of teeth, beating of their man-boobs, and tweeting about Obamacare.

Sigh. It's difficult enough living in a country with an ardent core of Ultra-Reactionary fanatics who are bent on turning this Nation into a Corporate Bondage Wage Slave Hellhole but, to have chicken hawk morons comprise a significant part of our government whose idea of Diplomacy is Shock & Awe (as long as someone else's children do the fighting) or derp-proclamations that, "We're not French."

Combining this with the successful intervention in Libya, which prevented a bloody civil war and lead directly to the ousting and death of Muammar Gaddafi and the Chemical Weapons deal President Obama and John Kerry masterfully executed with Russia and Syria and President Obama has succeeded in advancing US interests in 3 powder keg Middle East Nations with only the Tragic loss of life at Benghazi.

Yet, when compared to the MASSIVE* failures of Ronald Reagan, the mentally-addled, terrorist-loving, cut-and-run Chickenhawk, tax-raising, war criminal, tool of the Plutocrats, destroyer of the Social Safety Net, quisling of the Rich in their conquest of America, and George W(orst President Ever) Bush what do Republicans do in response to President Obama's masterful diplomatic coups? Threaten Impeachment.

*- On April 18, 1983 the Beirut Embassy Car Bombing killed 17 Embassy personnel (and 46 Lebanese) and the follow on Truck Bombing attack 6 months later on October 23, 1983 at the US Barracks in Beirut killed 241 Marines, Soldiers and Sailors. Ah, but Saint Reagan was President. The most despicable thing is the attacks followed the same tactics because the Terrorists knew the Embassy Marine Guards were barred by Ronald Reagan from having ammo at their posts.

Two Terrorist Attacks separated by 6 months using the same tactics which resulted in hundreds of Americans killed.

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