President Donald Trump fulfilled yet another campaign promise on Tuesday when he withdrew the United States from the horrible, no good, very bad Iran nuclear deal.
Unsurprisingly, former President Barack Obama lashed out at his successor within hours of the decision in defense of yet another piece of his legacy that had been scuttled.
According to The Daily Caller, Obama released a lengthy statement that sought to explain how Trump had made a terrible decision and made the world a less safe place.
Obama asserted that Trump’s withdrawal from the deal “turns our back” on America’s allies and all of the “leading diplomats, scientists and intelligence professionals” who had helped craft the deal.
Though he admitted that there are always changes in policies and priorities between one administration and another, he seemed to assume that his vaunted deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran was untouchable.
He whined that the “consistent flouting of agreements” that he had entered into risked “eroding America’s credibility” with the rest of the world’s major powers.
There’s just one thing though … it was Obama himself who eroded America’s credibility on the world stage, and despite his concerted efforts over eight long years to take our nation down a notch or two, the U.S. nevertheless remains the world’s only superpower that stands above all others.
He also asserted that Iran hadn’t violated the nuclear deal — yet — and stated that Trump’s decision forced us to choose between “a nuclear-armed Iran or another war in the Middle East.”
Ummm … we already faced that dismal choice with the Iran nuclear deal in place. Trump’s decisive action added a third choice — renegotiation — this time from a position of strength with a man who understands leverage and how to negotiate far more than his predecessor did.
We won’t bore you with anything else from Obama’s defense of his signature foreign policy “achievement,” because, let’s face it … we’ve heard quite enough from him over the years already, thank you very much.
Trump made it clear from day one that he was opposed to the Iran nuclear deal and would withdraw from it given the opportunity.
That opportunity presented itself and Trump acted purposefully, and there is nothing Obama can do about it other than whine and complain.