Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) mostly keeps a fairly low-profile these days. But she still has a fundraising arm called MichelePAC, which recently put out an email that (well, yes, it did also ask for money) divulging President Obama’s real intentions in negotiating with Iran.
It turns out, MichelePAC has figured out, that the president’s only goal in negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran was to prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb for another year and a half so Obama can be out of office when the Tehran gets the bomb.
Here’s the deal, Obama said (on at least one occasion and perhaps others but the one I’m quoting below comes from an April 15 interview Obama gave to New York Times columnist — and native Minnesotan — Thomas Friedman) the following:
“I’ve been very clear that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon on my watch, and I think they should understand that we mean it.”
Did you catch it? “Not on my watch.” Obama will leave office in January of 2017 and, according to Bachmann’s MichelePAC email, notwithstanding the agreement’s 15-year duration, all Obama got from Iran and all he ever wanted was to push the date of the Iranian bomb far enough into the future that he can be safely out of office when it happens. And then, obviously, no one will be able to blame Obama. Whatever poor slob takes over the Oval Office will be responsible.
Think I’m exaggerating? I can’t find the whole MichelePAC email on the Web so I can’t link to it, but here’s the key section:
“A nuclear weaponed Iran will soon become the world’s showcase nation for nuclear proliferation. The $150 billion-plus signing bonus Iran will soon see deposited in its bank account will go a long way in paying Russia, China and North Korea for nuclear weapon supplies and intercontinental missile delivery systems. Iran is already violating the interim agreement. Obama’s so-called ‘SnapBack of sanctions’ jargon will prove as powerful as a wet noodle.
“But then, that was obviously the Obama administration’s plan all along, wasn’t it? I think Obama’s real agreement with Iran is a promise that they won’t strike Israel or anyone else until he is no longer in office. His reiterated ‘not on my watch’ rhetoric confirms that. (Emphasis added).
“Well when America’s security is at stake we’re all on watch — and I say the Obama Iran agreement must be rejected! If you agree, please make a generous contribution of $25, $50 or even $75 right now to support the fight to defeat this terrible deal now.”