The administration’s Iran nukes deal is reminiscent of the story about a little girl who comes across a snake shivering in her path on a cold, rainy night. The snake convinces the child to carry it to safety inside her coat in exchange for its promise not to bite her.
At the end of the sojourn, as the child is about to set the snake on the ground, it bites her. The child implores why the snake broke its promise after she saved its life. As it slithers away from the dying child the snake hisses, “You knew what I was when you picked me up.”
The difference here is that Obama is like a hubristic parent scolding the hesitant child not to be afraid and ordering her to pick the snake up.
The Iranian regime is a despotic theocracy that only responds to tough, uncompromising pressure. This is the same regime that humiliated the Carter administration only to do an immediate about face and capitulate when confronted with the possibility of having to deal with a stronger administration.
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This time the stakes are exponentially higher, and the repercussions of this naive, ill-advised debacle will be felt for decades.