Doug Ross puts the Obama “I don’t bluff” bluff into perspective. Sure he knows “when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.” Wouldn’t you love to be in a big poker game with President Loser? Unfortunately, when he gambles he is using our money and not his.
(Kenny Rogers song “Gambler” at end of article.)
Little more than a week ago, President Obama again addressed growing concerns that Iran’s Mullahs were preparing nuclear weapons for regional attacks. He insisted that more time be given for diplomacy, noting that, “as president of the United States, I don’t bluff.”
Yet, on May 18, 2009, President Obama was asked about Iran and any deadlines for his “policy of engagement.” He responded: “You know, I don’t want to set an artificial deadline … We should have a fairly good sense by the end of the year as to whether they are moving in the right direction.”
On September 15, 2009, a deadline issued by President Obama for Iran to come to the nuclear negotiating table was ignored by Iran’s Mullahs.
On October 11, 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “The international community will not wait indefinitely for evidence that Iran is willing to live up to its international commitments.”
On October 23, 2009, an Obama-backed UN deadline for Iran to begin drawing down its nuclear stockpile was ignored by Iran’s Mullahs.
On November 29, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, “Time is running out for Iran to address the international community’s growing concerns about its nuclear program.”
On December 31, 2009, President Obama’s deadline for Iran to respond to his diplomatic outreach was ignored by Iran’s Mullahs.
On January 31, 2010, President Obama’s new deadline of the end of the month was ignored by Iran’s Mullahs.
On May 25,2011, Hillary Clinton stated: “Time is running out for Iran to address the world’s concerns over its nuclear intentions.”
On March 1, 2012, a bill signed by President Obama that required his administration “to begin enforcing new financial penalties on foreign firms that do business with Iran passed… with no fresh action from Washington.”
On March 6, 2012, Obama said: “To resolve this issue will require Iran to come to the table and discuss in a clear and forthright way how to prove to the international community that the intentions of their nuclear program are peaceful. … They know how to do it, and the question is going to be whether in these discussions they show themselves moving clearly in that direction.”
When war comes, and it will, the ramifications will be all the more dire because of the intransigence and cowardice of the Democrat Party. Somewhere, Neville Chamberlain is smiling, because — very soon — history will no longer look upon him as the world’s most pathetic and gullible weakling. It will instead view Obama as history’s greatest appeaser.
Bonus Party of Weakness Quote: Hillary Clinton warned Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, that “time is running out [to] begin a genuine transition to democracy”… on July 11, 2011.