The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Administration Will Not Let the Facts Stand in the Way of a Deal with Iran

On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the Obama administration misled the American people about the estimated time the administration thought Iran would need to obtain nuclear weapons.

“The only explanation, the best explanation surely, is they were deliberately deceiving the American people—and the Congress, of course—because they [the Obama administration] knew they [Iran] were only few months a way and pretended otherwise,” Krauthammer said. “This is an administration that is determined to get a deal and will not let the facts stand in the way.”

Krauthammer argued that the Obama administration changed its rhetoric about the time it would take for Iran to develop nuclear weapons to justify the ongoing negotiations with Iran and to allow the administration time to portray Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an alarmist. 

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