Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Optimism
Charles Krauthammer faulted the justifications that President Obama gave for his optimism on a nuclear deal with Iran today, asserting that Iran’s overtures cannot be taken at face value.
“He said that the Supreme Leader had issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons and that Rouhani himself had said that Iran will never construct a nuclear weapon. But Rouhani says it’s never been working on it and isn’t working on it today,” Krauthammer said on Special Report.
“So he starts with a double lie and then we are to believe that his next statement — it will never construct one — is true. I think this is a very shaky basis. [It] looks like we are the supplicant and we are going to give a lot away, which I think will leave Iran in a position to go nuclear in a very short order.”