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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Iran, Trump, and Obama

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

President Trump Puts the Mullahs on Notice "When President Trump appointed former CIA director Michael Pompeo to replace Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser, many pundits predicted that the Trump administration was serious in dealing with rogue states. B oth Bolton and Pompeo had advocated that Iran and North Korea change their behavior, or regime change would be on the table.
"Many people believed that these appointments were a sign that President Trump is serious in dealing with dangerous actors.  Almost immediately, the Islamic Republic's lobbyists started their propaganda machine and scare tactics, as they have done so often in the past twenty years (that war was imminent and Iranians should oppose Trumps appointments).  As for the Iranian people, while cautious, they are hoping that this time around, an American administration is serious and will stand on the side of the oppressed Iranian people as former President Ronald Reagan did with the Polish solidarity movement and all the former Soviet satellite countries.condemning communism is credited as hastening the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and along with Pope John Paul II he was a strong 
Reagan's continued policy of vigorously promoting democracy and supporter of Wałęsa's campaign for presidency in 1990.
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Barack Obama has emboldened Iran.  "Senior members of the administration are apologizing for Iran kidnapping 10 US Navy sailors after seizing two small US craft as they traveled a narrow waterway from Kuwait to Bahrain.

2009: Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower  "On several occasions, President Obama has sought to apologize for the actions of his own country when addressing a foreign audience--including seven of the 10 apologies listed below. The President has already apologized for his country to nearly 3 billion people across Europe, the Muslim world, and the Americas.
"The Obama Administration's strategy of unconditional engagement with America's enemies combined with a relentless penchant for apology-making is a dangerous recipe for failure. The overall effect of this approach has been to weaken American power on the world stage rather than strengthen it." . . .Nile Gardiner and Morgan Lorraine Roach

Let's hope Obama atoned for our sin by siding with the ayatollahs against the Iranian people during the Green Revolution.

Well, maybe not:
The Iranians mocked Obama's "my military"

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