President Barack Obama’s push to get congressional approval for the Iran nuclear deal has run into opposition, even after envoys from the UK, Germany and Russia told US lawmakers that rejecting the agreement would be a “nightmare.”
Obama and the State Department’s plan for Iran is to slowly undermine the country while US hawks are still committed to Plan A, which is to immediately destroy Iran, says independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook.
Just as the international community embraces the prodigal Iran back into the fold, Saudi Arabia is trying to reverse the return to grace of its nemesis. Intent on protecting its legacy, is there anything the kingdom won’t do to paint Iran as the enemy?
Washington is set to approve a $5.4 billion sale of 600 advanced Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. More such sales are expected in the coming months, defense analysts say, as Gulf nations react to the Iran nuclear deal by buying US weapons systems.
By endorsing an “idiotic” nuclear deal with Tehran, President Obama is essentially marching Israelis “to the door of the oven,” said Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, bringing Holocaust references to the chorus of Iran critics among US politicians.