Read Obama's Lying Lips

During his speech On August 18, 1988 after being selected as the Republican nominee for President George Bush Sr. said “read my lips, no new taxes.”

We all know what ensued after he became President. It was one of the classic broken campaign promises in history.

While this remains etched in the memories of many Americans as a prime example of a President not honoring a clear promise that ended up having an adverse impact on the average American’s taxpayer, it does not begin to approach what President Obama has done with respect to Iran.

Starting back in June 2008, then candidate Obama began touting the importance of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons when he said, “the danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat.” On October 7 in ‘08 he said, “we cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, and I will do everything  that’s required to prevent it.”

On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama was elected President in what many considered a landslide victory, winning the popular vote by 8 million votes. One of his campaign slogans was “change we can believe in.”

Let’s take a look at what he said after being elected. Here are some examples of his statements regarding Iran.

On July 1, 2010 he said, “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”  In the 2012 State of the Union address he again made his views clear by stating emphatically, “America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.”

Then on March 5 2012 when some suggested he was shifting his efforts from prevention to containment he said, “my policy here is not going to be one of containment, my policy is prevention of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.”

He repeated this vow when he spoke to the UN on Sept. 25 2012.

On October 22, 2012 during the election campaign while debating Mitt Romney, these were his words- “as long as I’m President of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.”

He was re-elected President on November 6, 2012. His 2013 State of the Union address offered a repeat of his vow against Iran.

Altogether there have been at least 28 separate occasions when Barak Obama assured America and the world Iran would not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. For a list of his quotations, click here.

Correct me if I am wrong, but when the President of the United States takes the oath of office, he swears that he will “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” What exactly does this mean in layman terminology? I submit that in part it strongly suggests that as President he is committed to preserve, protect and defend the security and best interests of the United States.

By swearing on the Holy Bible, he is also making a commitment to the American people that he is a man of his word, who can be trusted, and will not knowingly break any promises or openly lie.

When individuals rise to positions of authority and influence, such as lawyers, judges, educators, doctors, religious leaders, etc. should we not expect them to live by example? In other words is it reasonable to expect they should be exemplary in how they live and what they say?

If the answer to this is yes, then what other position carries a greater responsibility to emulate the highest and most noble values than that of President of the United States?

On April 2 President Obama announced an agreement had been reached with Iran regarding nuclear weapons. Did the agreement reflect his repeated commitments to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons? The simple answer is no. He did not honor the numerous promises he made for the past 7 years.  After seven years of telling the entire world what he would prevent, he looked all of us in the eye and all but said, “Read my lips, I lied to you!”

He then revealed in an interview on April 6 that at the end of the agreement (which allows Iran to develop its nuclear program, which while in effect includes a breakout period of roughly one year) their breakout periods are much shorter.

In essence, what the President has done is he has proven he is not a man of his word. He has lied to America and the entire world.

Someone once said when a private citizen swears to be truthful in front of a judge and is caught lying, it’s a criminal offense which by law requires punishment. However, when a politician swears to be truthful and is caught lying, it’s considered politics.

Not only has President Obama lied, he’s placed America, Israel and the entire world in serious jeopardy by allowing the most untrustworthy nation, responsible for funding terrorism throughout the world, the green light to develop a weapon which has the capacity to destroy its enemies.  The safety and security of the world has now been placed in the hands of fundamentalist ayatollahs that have openly called for the destruction of Israel, and repeatedly stated, “Death to America!”

Mr. President, normally I would say “with all due respect,” however by breaking your word, and bowing to apocalyptic religious fanatics bent on destruction of the civilized world, my respect is something you do not deserve.

Dan Calic is a writer, history student and speaker. See additional articles on his Facebook page

During his speech On August 18, 1988 after being selected as the Republican nominee for President George Bush Sr. said “read my lips, no new taxes.”

We all know what ensued after he became President. It was one of the classic broken campaign promises in history.

While this remains etched in the memories of many Americans as a prime example of a President not honoring a clear promise that ended up having an adverse impact on the average American’s taxpayer, it does not begin to approach what President Obama has done with respect to Iran.

Starting back in June 2008, then candidate Obama began touting the importance of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons when he said, “the danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat.” On October 7 in ‘08 he said, “we cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, and I will do everything  that’s required to prevent it.”

On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama was elected President in what many considered a landslide victory, winning the popular vote by 8 million votes. One of his campaign slogans was “change we can believe in.”

Let’s take a look at what he said after being elected. Here are some examples of his statements regarding Iran.

On July 1, 2010 he said, “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”  In the 2012 State of the Union address he again made his views clear by stating emphatically, “America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.”

Then on March 5 2012 when some suggested he was shifting his efforts from prevention to containment he said, “my policy here is not going to be one of containment, my policy is prevention of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.”

He repeated this vow when he spoke to the UN on Sept. 25 2012.

On October 22, 2012 during the election campaign while debating Mitt Romney, these were his words- “as long as I’m President of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.”

He was re-elected President on November 6, 2012. His 2013 State of the Union address offered a repeat of his vow against Iran.

Altogether there have been at least 28 separate occasions when Barak Obama assured America and the world Iran would not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. For a list of his quotations, click here.

Correct me if I am wrong, but when the President of the United States takes the oath of office, he swears that he will “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” What exactly does this mean in layman terminology? I submit that in part it strongly suggests that as President he is committed to preserve, protect and defend the security and best interests of the United States.

By swearing on the Holy Bible, he is also making a commitment to the American people that he is a man of his word, who can be trusted, and will not knowingly break any promises or openly lie.

When individuals rise to positions of authority and influence, such as lawyers, judges, educators, doctors, religious leaders, etc. should we not expect them to live by example? In other words is it reasonable to expect they should be exemplary in how they live and what they say?

If the answer to this is yes, then what other position carries a greater responsibility to emulate the highest and most noble values than that of President of the United States?

On April 2 President Obama announced an agreement had been reached with Iran regarding nuclear weapons. Did the agreement reflect his repeated commitments to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons? The simple answer is no. He did not honor the numerous promises he made for the past 7 years.  After seven years of telling the entire world what he would prevent, he looked all of us in the eye and all but said, “Read my lips, I lied to you!”

He then revealed in an interview on April 6 that at the end of the agreement (which allows Iran to develop its nuclear program, which while in effect includes a breakout period of roughly one year) their breakout periods are much shorter.

In essence, what the President has done is he has proven he is not a man of his word. He has lied to America and the entire world.

Someone once said when a private citizen swears to be truthful in front of a judge and is caught lying, it’s a criminal offense which by law requires punishment. However, when a politician swears to be truthful and is caught lying, it’s considered politics.

Not only has President Obama lied, he’s placed America, Israel and the entire world in serious jeopardy by allowing the most untrustworthy nation, responsible for funding terrorism throughout the world, the green light to develop a weapon which has the capacity to destroy its enemies.  The safety and security of the world has now been placed in the hands of fundamentalist ayatollahs that have openly called for the destruction of Israel, and repeatedly stated, “Death to America!”

Mr. President, normally I would say “with all due respect,” however by breaking your word, and bowing to apocalyptic religious fanatics bent on destruction of the civilized world, my respect is something you do not deserve.

Dan Calic is a writer, history student and speaker. See additional articles on his Facebook page