President Obama insults Iranians

President Obama's speech yesterday  on the Iran nuclear deal was not only arrogant, partisan and full of distortions it was also offensive and insulting to Iranians.  

Amazed and angry that many disagree with him, he petulantly equated Iranian hardliners with...his Republican opponents!

Just because Iranian hardliners chant "death to America' does not mean that’s what all Iranians believe. In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It’s those hardliners chanting 'death to America' who have been most opposed to the deal. They are making a common cause with the Republican caucus.

His student audience giggled appreciatively, some even applauding.  OK, they're students, they're young, they have little real life experience; what do they know?

But Obama is president.  He should know that Iranians would be insulted at being compared to Republicans.  Republicans routinely state, "Long live America."  They recite the Pledge of Allegiance fervently.  Not satisfied with the status quo, Republicans start new businesses, are entrepreneurial and believe in freedom and individuality. They believe in democracy.  They believe in freedom of religion.  

The Iranian hardliners, who include the Iranian religious and government leaders, proudly, publicly believe in none of this; indeed they believe in the opposite from about what most Republicans hold dear.  To be compared with Republicans is offensive. As the Iranian new agency Fars News reported  

No matter what our decision will be, we will stand united and the Americans' dream to see Iranians divided will never come true," Naqdi said in response to the US officials' recent claims that the IRGC and President Rouhani's administration are in direct confrontation over a nuclear deal with the world powers.

"We are all one united nation with a single leader and we all obey this leader irrespective of our tastes and tendencies," he added.

Naqdi further said Washington's hostility towards Tehran has become a further cause of unity among Iranians. "Irrespective of their differences, the Iranian nation is in consensus over the fact that the US is our arch foe."

The Basij commander further pointed out that the recent remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed Washington's agenda and plotted objectives under the Vienna nuclear agreement.

He said Kerry came to reveal the United States' hidden goals when he was under intense pressure by opponents of the deal during the recent congressional hearing. (snip)

He described Kerry's remarks at the congress as "naïve", and said, "Unlike Kerry, we are not inexperienced to disclose our plan."

Naqdi's remarks over the IRGC's supportive stance for the government came after Washington officials and media outlets made repeated claims in the last few days about a rift between the two over striking a deal with the world powers, specially the US.

In other words, Obama and Kerry insulted the Iranians. 

OK, so many Republicans do believe Secretary of State John Kerry is, at best, "naive."  However Obama hasn't been very "not inexperienced to disclose our plan" according to the Daily Beast. 

Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama administration trying to bury this material?  (snip)

By mixing a classified document with unclassified documents, critics of this arrangement contend, important facts are being kept from the public just as Congress is deciding whether to support or oppose the Iran deal.

“The unclassified items… should be public. This is going to be the most important foreign policy decision that this Congress will make,” a Republican Senate aide told The Daily Beast. “This is the administration that once said it would be the most transparent administration in history. They’re not acting like it.”

And so on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, authorized by a Democratic president, that signaled the defeat of a determined enemy in a brutal war, another Democratic president not only insulted an adversary while explaining a dubious, controversial agreement, he also offended many Americans and several of its allies by denigrating their valid doubts about it.  Despite his protestations it is failure on his part and offensive to all.