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“My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I’ve sent a message to Congress that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions; now is the time for us to allow the diplomats and technical experts to do their work. We will be able to monitor and verify whether or not the interim agreement is being followed through on, and if it is not, we’ll be in a strong position to respond. But what we want to do is give diplomacy a chance and give peace a chance”

President Obama made the above remarks yesterday while taking questions after a meeting with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain. The President was talking about security, and brought up the recent, and recently under fire, deal with Iran regarding their nuclear ambitions. Congress wants him to take a harder line on sanctions. The President and Secretary Kerry continue to resist. And now we have a summary of the philosophy Obama has regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Give peace a chance.

This is a clueless point of view in many ways. In the first place, it assumes that taking a hard line on Iranian nukes would mean war. Second, it assumes that Iran having nuclear weapons is a concern secondary to having a war with Iran. And third, as American Thinker points out, it assumes that “the problems with Iran are due to United States intransigence. If only we weren’t so imperialistic, so rich, so infidel, there wouldn’t be a problem.” And of course, it is not merely the phrase, it is the language in which the phrase is couched, both in this particular instance and in the past weeks as the deal with Iran has been in the news. Let the experts do their work, he says. Experts make everything better. Magical thinking.

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