Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slow Down on the Bricks

The Washington Post headline reads,

Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal

The Post breathlessly reports on "the first such pause in more than a decade" in Iran's nuclear program. Of course, the halt isn't a halt any more than Obamacare is affordable, universal and cost saving, and allows you to retain your insurance and keep your doctor. The nuclear deal doesn't require Iran to retrench or dismantle any of the advances it has made towards producing nuclear weapons. In return for window dressing the U.S. concedes economic sanctions. The deal repeats the mistakes made leading up to the nuclear arming of North Korea.

Ronald Reagan in his actually historic 1987 Brandenburg Gate speech demanded, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall." Imagine how much more successful he would have been if had adopted the Obama strategy. The Gipper would have said "Mr. Gorbachev, be careful about how many bricks you are adding to this wall; in return we will help you out of your economic troubles." The Soviet Union would have remained intact to this day. Obama would be pleased.

President Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, West Berlin Germany, June 12, 1987.


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