In the Jerusalem Post, GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee calls for regime change in Iran.
This week as I returned to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other key Israeli leaders, it’s clear that Iran is ripe for another revolution. This time, with US support, Iran’s democratic opposition could topple the Islamic Republic and put an end to the ayatollahs’ threats to “wipe Israel off the map” and bring “death to America.”
The Iranian regime lost the confidence and support of its own people long ago. During the Green Revolution of 2009, the Islamic Republic faced the greatest threat of its 30-year existence at the hands of its own people.
Hoping for a nuclear deal with the ayatollahs, however, president Obama and then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton shamefully left these peaceful protesters without so much as a word of encouragement, and they were killed in the streets.
In its desperation for a deal, the Obama administration has showered the Iranian regime with diplomatic handouts. Sanctions relief has injected $150 billion into Iran’s economy and military. These efforts have not resolved the nuclear crisis; they have exacerbated it by legitimizing and arming a terrorist state hell-bent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction.
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