|Dick Morris - Not Negotiations, These Are Delay Tactics|
|Sunday, 03 June 2012 20:52|
Washington, May 30, 2012 - Thank you. Almost every morning when I get up and get to the, this thing that's tethered usually to me somewhere or other I look through it and there's one thing I look for in particular and it's called a Dick Morris Lunch Alert. I get it every day. Except I don't have it today because you're here maybe.
At any rate, I encourage you all to go on-line and sign up for it. Because it's, it gives you a very concise and excellent observation I think on the American public policy.
Dick Morris first came to national attention when he provided the strategy that engineered Bill Clinton come back reelection in 1996 rescuing his presidency after he lost control of Congress in '84.
Called the most influential private citizen in America by Time magazine. Morris steered Clinton back toward the center and was a key player in the Clinton initiatives that balanced the budget, cut taxes and reformed welfare.
Become known for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting and clear commentary. Domestically Morris has handled winning campaigns of more than 30 Senators and Governors.
Internationally he has piloted the successful campaigns of the president or prime minister of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Kenya, Spain Hungary, Poland, Taiwan and Japan. I hope very soon to pick up my BlackBerry here and see Dick Morris Lunch Alert: MeK de-listed.
MR. MORRIS: You know, Colonel Crowley was talking about what the deadline ought to be. Well, I think the deadline is going to be January 21st, 2013 when we have regime change in the United States of America. We get rid of appeasement. We get rid of a regime that doesn't know the difference between our friends like Israel and our enemies like Iran. We get rid of an administration that is running out the clock in fruitless, ridiculous negotiations that go nowhere as opposed to standing firm and tall against the Iranian nuclear threat. That's going to change on January 21st, 2013.
MR. MORRIS: I'm not speaking to you today as a partisan or as an advocate. I'm speaking to you as a predictor. I get elections right in my predictions. And I've run presidential campaigns in 14 countries. I know a winner when I see one and I know a loser when I see one and that's what we're looking at now.
MR. MORRIS: What would an Israeli military strike on Iran accomplish? It would buy time. The pessimists say year or two; the optimists say three or four years. But what we need to do is to be certain that Iran does not develop the nuclear weapon until we get a commander-in-chief who is going to use our force to stop them from doing it. That means we have to buy time until January 22nd, 2013.
I believe an Israeli military strike on Iran is absolutely necessity. I worked with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his campaign. When he hired me the first thing he said to me is it's 1938 and as a Jew I know what that means. That means we're a year or two away from annihilation, from a Holocaust. And we fundamental precepted the state of Israel and of its supporters worldwide, who include a lot of people other than President Obama, the fundamental intent of it is never again. That's an applause line.
MR. MORRIS: Obama says the sanctions will work. Come on, he didn't impose those sanctions until under Mark Kirk and Bob Menendez from New Jersey made him do it with a joint congressional resolution. And his majority leader is spending full time at his instructions weakening the resolutions to strengthen those sanctions. So now he's like the cigarette companies who say don't sue us we have warnings on our packs after we fought for years to make them put the warnings on the packs. Obama is saying the sanctions I opposed and the ones I wouldn't put in until you forced me to, give them time to work, they're wonderful, they'll work.
And the Secretary of State once said that she opposed sanctions on Iran that would, quote, hurt the people of Iran. What the hell do sanctions do but hurt the people of the country you're sanctioning?
But on the other hand to have faith that those sanctions would work is to assume that the leaders in Tehran give a damn about the people of Iran. We saw that they don't. How many millions of them do they send to slaughter in a useless, ridiculous war with Iraq that was as corrupt on each side and two regimes trying to force their legitimacy by attacking one another.
How many of their citizens have they slaughtered in the streets during these demonstrations, do we seriously believe that this regime will care about the needs and the concerns of its citizens? Do we believe that concern will be enough to get them to close their nuclear program?
Then there are those that say let's let them get right up to the brink, 20 percent, all set to weaponize, but as long as they don't put the dots together we're fine. That's like telling someone put a loaded gun safety off, against my head and I trust you not to shoot it.
The only reason the Obama Administration takes the position is that threat is not aimed at the United States. But for those of us that care about the state of Israel, it is aimed squarely at the state of Israel. And Israel has the means to stop it, will do it, and is entitled to the support of the United States when it does.
MR. MORRIS: Then there are those that say, okay, let them assemble the weapon. Deterrence worked in the cold war. Deterrence stopped the Soviet Union from attacking the United States and has stopped China from attacking United States, why wouldn't it work on Iran? Well it doesn't seem to have dawned on the geniuses in the State Department that you can't deter a suicide bomber by threatening to kill them.
MR. MORRIS: These are not negotiations, these are delayed tactics. This is not a good faith effort to try to make it through until we can stop Iran from developing weapons. This is an attempt to put an issue on ice and in the freezer until after the election.
This is an effort to have the illusion of peace so that gas prices stay low enough to permit this president to be re-elected. But it's not going to work because we'll find out on November 7th that he can't fool the American people but we know right now he can fool the Israeli people.
So I believe that this problem has a solution and it has one that's coming up very quickly and thank goodness it is not dependent on the government of the United States of America.
Now, as to the situation in Camp Ashraf, what is this nonsense about pressuring the Maliki government? We are the Maliki government.
MR. MORRIS: I've said all I can to pressure my feet to take me back to my seat when the speech is over. And I will not rest until I have succeeded.
MR. MORRIS: The Maliki government is a creature of the United States. The fact that it follows the dictates of Tehran is something that Bush might have considered before he put them in power. And Obama might have considered before he pulled out the troops.
But let's understand the nature of the bargain between Maliki and Obama. It is, you keep things quiet, you permit me to say I pulled out of Iraq without doing violence to the memory of the soldiers who died, you hold things together and I can campaign on that issue. In the meantime do whatever the hell you want inside of Iraq.
But that is not going to change. Iran is not going to change. Obama is not going to change. Believe me, I know her well, Hiliary is not going to change. Until we have regime change in two countries.
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