After Obama Sends Secret Letter to Iran, Romney Lashes Out With a Fierceness We Rarely See

After Obama Sends Secret Letter to Iran, Romney Lashes Out With a Fierceness We Rarely See

Well Well Well….President Obama was elected in 2008 on a pledge of using more “smart diplomacy” to promote American political objectives. He was going to talk to other countries and try to advance mutual objectives.
Romney-770x330

President Obama was elected in 2008 on a pledge of using more “smart diplomacy” to promote American political objectives. He was going to talk to other countries and try to advance mutual objectives.

This has led him to get a new pen pal, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Fox News reports that Obama wrote Khamenei a letter asking him to join the war against ISIS. He sought to tie any potential alliance to striking a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran.

The congressional source told Fox News that the letter would upset the inroads they’ve tried to make with “the Sunni league,” noting that the president should have informed Congress of this back-channel if it was in fact going on.

“This f***s up everything,” the source said.

Iran’s government is Shiite-led, while the Islamic State is a Sunni terror group. The source was apparently referring to efforts to rally support among Sunni-led Arab states to confront ISIS.
Mitt Romney condemned the action, calling it “an enormous error.” Politico reports:

“I was frankly stunned that the president of the United States would write a letter of that nature and in effect, legitimize a nation and a leadership which is violating international norms and is threatening the world…”

“This is the fourth time the president has reached out an open hand to Iran,” Romney said. “It continues to diminish himself and America, these acts of his that unfortunately lead bad people to assume that America can be pushed around and I find it very unfortunate.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers shared similar sentiments, calling efforts to reach out to Iran behind Congress’ back “really concerning.”

However, the Obama administration did not confirm the letter’s existence and emphasized that they would never give the Iranian regime any sensitive information.

Regardless, it appears that Ayatollah Khamenei, by ignoring Obama’s efforts to reach out, may have unintentionally done Obama and the U.S. a favor in this case.

If only Mitt Romney had the sense to say these kinds of things when he had the opportunity to defeat the president.

Leave a Comment

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!

Send this to a friend