Sunday, Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, appeared on “Breitbart News Sunday” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that “Iran is laughing itself silly” at the latest Iran nuclear agreement with the United States, which resulted in a reduction of economic sanctions on Iran. Quoting literary light Ben Jonson, who once said marriage is a “triumph of hope over experience,” Gaffney said the Iranian agreement is a “triumph of folly.”
Gaffney further asserted that Iran’s nuclear ambitions will remain undeterred by this agreement. He charged Obama with “national security fraud” for entering into the nuclear agreement. The agreement, according to Gaffney, helps Iran “bring in the Golden Age of Islam” and implicitly ignores Iranian totalitarianism.
Gaffney doesn’t believe this development is only Obama’s fault, but that Republicans are complicit in allowing Iran to evolve into an imminent nuclear power. Our Republican leadership, he says, is largely inexperienced with foreign policy and is more accustomed to focusing on domestic affairs. According to Gaffney, Republicans are “co-conspirators” and have a “discomfort” with opposing Obama’s Iranian policies. They have failed to promote a coherent and positive alternative. Surely, the President deserves the “lion’s share” of the blame, but the “Republicans’ inability to fight clears the way for Iranians to get the bomb.”