Obama's grand bargain with Iran coming home to roostdefended their record in the Middle East (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). Curiously, neither Iraq nor Iran was even mentioned in the interview except once each in passing (full transcript here also via Memeorandum).
But when the legacy of the Obama-Clinton years is written, it's highly likely that Iraq and Iran will both play a key role. And it won't be a complimentary one.
On Friday,, six Iraqis were killed when troops opened fire on them as they were peacefully blocking the road leading from Iraq to Syria. They were blocking the road because they were Sunnis and the road was being used by Shiite Iran to ship weapons to the Assad regime in Syria, which has murdered 60,000-80,000 people over the last two years - mostly Sunnis. The Shiite regime of Nuri al-Maliki (pictured above with President Hussein Obama) was apparently ordered to clear the road by Iran.
Mark Langfan argues that President Obama made a grand bargain with Iran in 2009 in which the US recognized Iran's 'spheres of influence' (and 'right' to nuclear weapons) much as Roosevelt did the same for Stalin's Russia in the 1940's. The difference, however, is that Russia was a cold warrior. Iran is like Nazi Germany - it aims to rule the world.
Langfan argues that Obama's chickens are now coming home to roost. While Obama may be willing to lie down in front of Iran's Shiite rulers, Iraqi Sunnis and Gulf Arabs (who are also Sunnis) are not. Obama has earned the United States the enmity of Iraqi Sunnis for the next century (at least) because he double crossed them by installing Nuri al-Maliki in power.
Where did this Sunni Jihad start? Well, Obama thought no one would notice that in 2009 Obama closed his real “Grand Bargain” with Iran. In 2009, without the world realizing it, Obama gave the entire country of Iraq and all its oil-resources to Iran. Obama had a deal Iran “couldn’t refuse.” It was simple, Iran keeps Iraq, and doesn’t shoot at the retreating American troops.
Obama also agreed to let Iran enrich all the uranium it wanted and build a nuclear bomb. The genius of the deal was that Obama just told Iran to make it look legit, to keep it secret. The sanctions are a total Obama ruse to make it look like he’s doing something when he knows the Iranian bomb is now a fait accompli. In short, Obama awarded Iran the entire oil wealth of Iraq for murdering thousands of American troops in Iraq with IEDs. As icing, Obama agreed Iran would acquire nuclear hegemony over the Sunni oil kingdoms.
History will judge that the death of America began the nanosecond Obama assumed the presidency of the United States.
However, there were three problems with Obama’s 2009 Iranian “Grand Bargain.” The first were the Iraqi Sunnis whom Obama double-crossed by installing Iran as their master. It was the ultimate betrayal. Instead of rewarding the Iraqi Sunnis for fighting with the US against al Qaeda, Obama insured they would be treated like poor prisoners in a country they once ruled.
Second, Obama also betrayed the non-Iranian puppet Shiite Iraqis who really wanted a democracy. Obama engineered that Allawi was entirely removed from all strings of power because Obama had agreed for Iraq to be an Iranian puppet.
As a corollary to the Obama Iranian “deal,” Obama hasn’t remotely helped the non-Jihadist Syrian rebels because Syria is also in the Iranian “sphere of influence.”
The third were the Saudis and other Sunni kingdoms which Obama turned from US allies to US enemies. The Saudis saw Obama hand Iraq to Iran, and that their urgent Iran warnings to Obama’s diplomats fell on deaf ears. They put two and two together, and rightly concluded Obama was never ever going to stop an Iranian nuclear bomb.
Now, however, Obama Iranian “containment” chickens are coming home to roost. The Sunnis Iraqis are exploding against Obama’s installation of Iran as their dictator. The Iraqi Sunnis hate Obama and America’s guts for betraying them to the Shiites as he did. And the Sunni Persian Gulf Oil Kings see the Iraqi Sunni Jihad against the Iranian Puppet al Maliki as evidence that a good offense against Iran is better than a bad defense.
The Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites and the Sunni Kings all see how Obama will let al Maliki and his Iranian backers murder hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Sunnis and Shiites just like Obama let the Iranian-puppet Assad murder 80,000 Sunni men, women and children.
The Iraqi Shiites also hate Obama for pulling a “bait and switch” game of installing Iranian tyranny while promising American democracy.
In short, Obama has guaranteed that after the Iraqis free themselves of Obama’s appointed Iranian tyrant, they will hate the US and wage jihad against Americans for another century, if not a millennium.Read the whole thing.