Beauty Queen Barack, Tehran Mul­lahs: Part­ners in peace

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

Just like ev­ery other ditzy beauty queen in the his­tory of beauty pageants, Pres­i­dent Obama steps across the world stage clutch­ing the gi­ant bou­quet of flow­ers handed him by the No­bel Com­mit­tee and piv­ots back and forth, wav­ing me­chan­i­cally.

Yes, he looks per­fect. His eyes twin­kle and he’s got that easy smile. He knows how to strut across the stage ex­ud­ing con­fi­dence — just a hint of swag­ger — yet in that non-threat­en­ing way that judges love.

And what, pre­cisely, does he yearn for? What is his mission in life? He belted that one out of the park.

World peace, of course. What else could a beauty queen pos­si­bly hope for?

And so Mr. Obama has pinned all his hopes and his le­gacy on achiev­ing world peace with the Mul­lahs of Iran. Yes, th­ese are the same Mul­lahs who shout “Death to Amer­ica!” Who call us the “Great Satan.”

Even as they spon­sor rogue ter­ror­ists. Openly fund rad­i­cal Is­lamists hell­bent on sui­ci­dal an­ni­hi­la­tion of mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion.

They call us the “Great Satan” as they openly and brazenly pro­vide arms to Ha­mas ji­hadists who lob mis­siles at civil­ians try­ing to live peace­ably in Is­rael.

They call us “Great Satan” as they vow to oblit­er­ate Is­rael from the map of the Mid­dle East.

Truly, the only hint of moder­nity th­ese robed savages seem to em­brace is the atomic bomb. Or as Pres­i­dent Obama calls it, peace­ful, civil­ian en­ergy pro­duc­tion.

Yes, in the land of un­lim­ited oil in ev­ery di­rec­tion, Iran is just in­no­cently look­ing for cheap fuel that is vastly ex­pen­sive to man­u­fac­ture and use.

Of course, the only per­son in Amer­ica dumb enough and des­per­ate enough to carry out Mr. Obama’s sui­cide “peace” mission is failed 2004 pres­i­den­tial as­pi­rant John Kerry.

That is how you know whose side Mr. Obama is re­ally on. He finds the one guy who lost ev­ery de­bate he ever had against for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush and sends him to ne­go­ti­ate a deal with Iran. Is it any won­der we are los­ing this thing?

The other way you can tell whose side Mr. Obama is re­ally on is by lis­ten­ing to the words that come out of Mr. Obama’s mouth.

The first hint came when he got all worked up over Se­nate Repub­li­cans’ warn­ing Iran that Court Jester Kerry might have the back­ing of Mr. Obama, but in Amer­ica a deal ain’t a deal un­less the U.S. Se­nate signs off on it. In his con­fu­sion over the most ba­sic tenets of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, the pres­i­dent got into a lather and con­demned the sen­a­tors.

Of course if he were ac­tu­ally try­ing to thwart Iran from get­ting the nu­clear bomb, he would have sim­ply used the let­ter to strike a harder bar­gain — with Iran.

Then last week, Mr. Obama again con­demned Amer­i­can law­mak­ers, telling the world that if Repub­li­cans don’t sup­port his kamikaze mission, “then it’s the United States that will be blamed for the fail­ure of diplo­macy.” Wow. With the pres­i­dent and his Sec­re­tary of Silly so un­abashedly ne­go­ti­at­ing on be­half of Iran, is any­one ne­go­ti­at­ing on be­half of Amer­ica? Or mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion?

Charles Hurt can be reached at, and on Twit­ter at @charleshurt.

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