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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Which Liar Do We Believe?


Here's the Nonsense:  Washington and Iran have cut a deal that finally puts us on a track for a peaceful relationship with Iran.  We should be thankful this holiday season that our leaders have us headed in a good direction.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The deal struck between Washington and Iran should cause all Americans to shudder in fear.  We are headed down a path of great danger for our world while being led by nothing less than an administration of liars.

By now any American who pays even the slightest bit of attention to the news has seen that the White House has cut a deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program.  The White House has released their version of events but the Washington Free Beacon is reporting that Iran is now saying that it is not true.  Who should we believe?

The fact is that neither the Iranian regime nor the White House are known for telling the truth.  In fact, it would be far better to say that everything they say should be met with skepticism.  From the beginning our president has been known for telling lies starting with claiming he'd have the most transparent administration to you can keep your health plan and doctor if you like them.  And certainly the Iranians are not known for their honesty either.  The bottom line is, which liar do we believe?

Sad to say, but I think we are probably getting more accurate information from the Iranian officials about this past weekend's agreement than we are from the White House.  Consistently the White House tells the American public what they want us to hear, not the truth.  They decide what lies will be met with the best response in the polls and the result is the public hearing anything but the clear, unvarnished truth.  So, when they tell us what's in the deal with Iran we should only wonder what the real truth is.

On the other hand, why would Iran release a statement saying the terms the White House is publicizing aren't true?  Well, they may have ideas that this could benefit them, but there seems to be far less the Iranians have to win by lying than the White House does.  I doubt either can be believed, but I will say that the Iranians statements that the White House's publicized version is false should be enough to confirm, once again, that our president is not being forthright with us.

The real wisdom on this comes from a report by Newsbusters quoting Charles Krauthammer as saying:

"And what is the result of this agreement? Iran retains the right to enrich. It continues to enrich during the six months. It is promised a final deal in which we’re going to work out the details of its enrichment. And remember, enrichment is the dam against all proliferation. Once a country anywhere can start to enrich there is no containing its nuclear capacity. So it undermines the entire idea of nonproliferation, and it grants Iran a right it’s been lusting for for a decade. That’s why there was so much jubilation in Tehran over this.
"Second, there’s a relaxation of sanctions which have really caused the Iranians to hurt, to worry about the stability of the regime, and to come and negotiate. What happens on sanctions? There’s going to be a huge infusion of cash which can reduce the inflation, can alleviate the shortages. Already the rial, the currency, jumped three percent instantly as a result of this agreement. This is a huge relief for the Iranians, and it can only increase over time.
"What do we get in return? I just heard the Secretary of State say we’re going to get a destruction of the 20 percent uranium. That is simply untrue. What’s going to happen is the 20 percent enriched uranium is going to be turned into an oxide so it’s inoperative. That process is completely chemically reversible, which means Iran holds on to its 20 percent uranium and can turn it into active stuff any time it wants."

This deal is not good for America.  It's not good for the world.  And once again our leadership is lying to us about it.  Pray for America.  Our country needs it now more than ever.