In a strange defense of his nuclear deal with Iran that all but admitted the essential evil of the Tehran regime, President Obama called forcing Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist in exchange for a nuclear deal a “fundamental misjudgment” of the Islamic Republic.
In an interview with NPR to air today, Obama told Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep, “The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won’t sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms.
“And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment.”
Iran’s regime continually threatens Israel, calling for its annihilation.
Israel National News reported Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks last week, “Just two days ago, in the midst of the negotiations in Lausanne, the commander of the Basij security forces in Iran said this: ‘The destruction of Israel is non-negotiable.’
“Well, I want to make clear to all. The survival of Israel is non-negotiable”
Obama’s “fundamental misjudgment” couldn’t have higher stakes for Israel, and over the weekend Obama admitted he’d feel really bad if Israel was “rendered more vulnerable.”
Read more: Obama tells NY Times, if Iran attacks Israel because of his deal he’ll feel really, really bad
Israel is the size of New Jersey. One nuclear weapon exploding over Tel Aviv would render it far worse than vulnerable.
After Obama’s statement, an incredulous Inskeep said, “You’re suggesting, implying through this nuclear [deal] that Israel must live another 10 or 15 years and longer with a country that is fundamentally opposed to the existence of Israel.”
Obama, with his usual condescending tone, offered Israel little comfort.
“But the most important thing for Israelis is to know that they can defend themselves, and that they have America — the world’s most powerful country — there to protect them alongside their military and their intelligence operations.”
Twitter users weighed in on Obama’s remarks.
@whpresscorps @GEsfandiari @NPRinskeep Geez, Obama remains the King of DumbAsses No wonder that people believe him to be a closet muslim.
— dentet (@dentet1) April 7, 2015
@hale_razor @nprnews maybe Iran will deny wedding cakes to gays and Obama will finally turn on them.
— Steve Madurski (@SMadurski) April 6, 2015
Obama: Recognizing Israel would “completely transform” the “nature of the Iranian regime.” Says a lot re the regime. http://t.co/tdgCeFLdeO
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 6, 2015
Q from caller to NPR @drshow on #iran deal. How many IAEA inspections has #israel allowed? Awkward pause. ‘To best of my knowledge, none’
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) April 6, 2015
.@NPRinskeep @MorningEdition SOME? When is He NOT dismissive of critics?
— 4thSelectiveEstate (@WFBfan) April 7, 2015
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