One of the best analyses I have read about how President Obama and John Kerry are trying to sell the unsalable nuclear “deal” to people other than the low-information and far left crowd, comes from Daniel Greenfield – a regular contributor to frontpagemag.com.
And, unfortunately, it is also one of the most disturbing.
Mr. Greenfield is no practitioner of understatement. He bluntly says what he thinks and, in truth, sometimes goes overboard in his presentation.
But not in this excerpt – which is why it is so disturbing:
Too many Democrats are still sitting on the fence. Some have come out against the deal. So the White House is looking for weak points in a potential coalition against the deal.
Its opening move is a classical “Divide and Conquer” strategy that tries to split pro-Israel Democrats from Republicans. The Democrats are being told that a rejection of the deal means war with Iran. If they don\’t back the deal, they will be warmongers. Those who oppose the deal with Iran will face the same anti-war coalition that targeted those Democrats who supported Bush\’s overthrow of Saddam.
The deal is too unappealing to be sold on its merits, so it is instead being presented as the only alternative to a war. Obama and Kerry love nuance when it comes to finding all the positive sides to making deals with Iran or the Taliban, but quickly abandon it at home in favor of a polarized argument in which opponents of their latest terrorist appeasement are warmongers and traitors.
Jewish Democrats, in particular, are being told that Israel and Jews will be blamed for such a war.
John Kerry has already come out and said that Israel will be blamed. That\’s nothing new for the Democratic Party. It wasn\’t that long ago when Senator Hollings was claiming that Bush had invaded Iraq and passed tax cuts for the “Jewish vote”. To Jon Stewart, Obama referenced the Iraq War and suggested that the people against the deal “are not going to be making sacrifices” if there is a war.
Will it work?
Will Jewish Democrats – and non-Jews who support this “deal” – allow themselves to be contorted into some kind of “I can\’t go against it, people would think I\’m a Republican” rationale? Does that really scare them more than a “deal” in which we have caved in to Iran on every significant issue?
Are they really going to pretend that Iran – a country that has lied about its nuclear program for years, and broken every agreement it has ever made since the lunatics took over in 1979 – would abide by a deal to stop creating nuclear weaponry; that this would be when they suddenly became honest and honorable?
Sadly, for a good many of these people, the answer is yes. I experienced it first-hand in a facebook discussion I had last night with a long-time friend who fits right into this category.
Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry are two inept, incompetent, overmatched men who have been outwitted, outplayed, and made fools of by people who hate us and publicly wish us, and Israel, death. It is staggering that there are people who would put political posturing – the stupidest reason of them all – ahead of recognizing this fact.