by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
By just about everyone’s reckoning, the so-called signature achievements of the Obama years are the enactment of Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal. They have a lot in common. Both are ruinous and both were built on an edifice of bald-faced lies. President Obama is the lyin’king and these are the lyin’ years.
We recall the foundational lies of Obamacare: If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Obamacare will save the average family $2500 a year. Obama enunciated these lies in a manner suggesting that anyone who disputed them was an idiot. The compilation below documents Obama’s incessant reiteration of the lie about keeping your health care plan. Our familiarity with it should not dull our contempt for the liar, his partisan allies and his mainstream media adjunct.
The same applies many times over to the Iran nuclear deal. In the first sentence of his statement announcing it, Obama asserted that it constituted “a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” The truth, however, is that in a best case scenario under the deal, Iran will have nuclear weapons in little over a decade.
Moreover, Iran will finance its nuclear weapons program and other murderous activities with the billions of dollars it obtains pursuant to the agreement, much of it delivered in in cash on pallets as ransom to induce Iran’s agreement to the deal. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Carol Lee follow the money this week in “Inside the 37-year standoff over Iran’s frozen US dollars” and in “A tally of Iran sanctions relief includes more than $10 billion in cash, gold.” As Churchill said on Munich, though Obama lacks Chamberlain’s good faith and the United States lacks Britain’s excuses, we should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road.
The money adds to the shame and humiliation implicit in the deal. It is indeed worse than Munich; Britain didn’t pay Hitler.
Obama again enlisted the assistance of his mainstream media adjunct in selling the big lie of the Iran deal.