Over at the Right Scoop, Caleb Howe is appalled:
Obama on Iran: "Give Peace A Chance" ... Seriously. He Said That Actual Thing.You mean this Ronald Reagan, Caleb?
The President took questions today in the Oval Office in a joint presser with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain. The President spoke about security, and discussed the Iran nukes deal.
My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I've sent a message to Congress that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions; now is the time for us to allow the diplomats and technical experts to do their work. We will be able to monitor and verify whether or not the interim agreement is being followed through on, and if it is not, we'll be in a strong position to respond. But what we want to do is give diplomacy a chance and give peace a chance... It's funny, people joke about hippie Democrats, and then they go and give you something like this on a silver platter....
Would that we had a President who could speak the vocabulary of strength and power, rather than the euphemism-heavy, platitude-driven "can't we all just get along" double-speak of a spineless community organizer.
And Democrats wonder why conservatives pine for Reagan. Reagan wouldn't have been caught dead waxing flower child on a threat such as this....
There is hope for a free, independent, and sovereign Lebanon. We must have the courage to give peace a chance.That 1984 State of the Union address took place nine months after a truck bomb was driven into the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, and three months after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241. Eight months later, a truck bomb would explode outside the U.S. embassy annex northeast of Beirut, killing 24.
Shockingly, Caleb, Reagan "wax[ed] flower child on a threat such as this."