Krauthammer: Obama Wants Iran to Be Our Ally

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama is ” essentially saying Iran should be our ally in the region” on Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

“This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable. There are people on both sides, and beyond, so he means Republicans at home and Israelis, who are against the diplomatic resolution. That’s a lie. They are against this diplomatic resolution, the deal he’s doing, that any observer will tell you paves the road to an Iranian nuclear weapon that it’s legitimate and accepted by the international community. It is a disaster. That’s why it is opposed. People aren’t opposed to diplomacy. They are opposed to a specific deal. And to address this to Iranians as if Iran is a democracy, when it’s a dictatorship that put down a democratic revolution in 2009 of which he turned his face and never supported is disgraceful. This is a president who, I think, is making an overture, essentially saying Iran should be our ally in the region and what do you think the Saudis, the Emiratis, and the others are thinking when they hear that? An alliance with Iran is in alliance with their mortal enemy and this is all happening openly” he stated.

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