Fournier: Obama Could Be ‘One Of The Worst Presidents In Our Nations History’ If Iran Deal Tanks

Fournier: Obama Could Be ‘One Of The Worst Presidents In Our Nations History’ If Iran Deal Tanks

Ron Fournier of National Journal had a bold prediction on Greta Van Susteren’s show last night. When discussing the Iran deal, he said Obama could be ‘One of the worst presidents in our Nation’s history‘ if the deal goes south.


GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: You know, Ron, I think this is one of the president’s biggest nightmares of his presidency if he can’t get those Arab states — I mean these gulf states on board with this plan. Because that means it will ignite a nuclear arms race, possibly. and they all hate the fact that Iran is going to have billions of dollars in cash when they lift the sanctions.

RON FOURNIER: He is on a razor’s edge here. He’s trying to build his legacy by having a deal that might avert war with Iran but this could easily tip the other way where the Saudis and their allies see that the United States is giving too much to Iran and emboldening Iran by taking away the sanctions, and, possibly, allowing Iran to rush to a nuclear weapon, which could create an arms race, which would be a horrible legacy for the president. He would go down as one of the worst presidents in our nation’s history if this goes as bad as it possibly could. So, like I said, he’s on razor’s edge. This could work out well if we get a legitimate deal. But if it doesn’t, we’re in a lot of trouble.

VAN SUSTEREN: But even legitimate deal, what it does is it puts Iran out of the nuclear arms business possibly for 10 or 15 years, which is good news. That’s the good news….

RICK KLEIN: This is one of the biggest gambles that you can imagine in foreign policy, and the president knows what he is going up against with allies in the gulf region. He knows what he is going up against even with friends in congress. This is not a congress that’s on board for the same thing, and he’s going to be leaving the next president with it….

FOURNIER: Because, in fairness, this is a possible price for doing nothing. We might have to go to war with Iran, which would have his own cataclysmic consequences. So it’s not an easy call. But I can certainly understand why people are very concerned about what he has done so far. He certainly doesn’t have a great track record of being a great negotiator or being very honest and transparent with the American public. Two things that are going to be really important here in the next few months.

VAN SUSTEREN: Of course, Israel doesn’t want Iran having a lot money either.

Of course, most would say that a failure with Iran would just be another in a long list of Obama administration failures in the economy, foreign policy, and national security.

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