Today, Team Obama goes on yet another leg of The One’s worldwide apology tour. His first stop on this leg is in Saudi Arabia where it looks like he figured out how not to bow to a King. Good to know he finally got the memo.

I’m sure this tour will be heralded by the MSM as “groundbreaking” and no doubt Chris Matthews will experience several full body tremors as the week unfolds. As for me? I’m troubled. You see, yesterday The One gave an interview to the BBC in which he made the following, most likely unTelePrompTered statement:

Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region.

The report goes on to mention Obama’s previous comments that his (not quite ready for prime time) administration would “support Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections.”

Sigh.

Forgive me, dear reader, while I shake my head at the profoundly dangerous level of naiveté evident in the comments of the President of the United States. I do not – not for one millisecond – believe the Iranian Mullahs or Mahmoud Amadenijad when they profess the peaceful intentions of their nation’s nuclear program. Why do I choose not to believe them? Because in the very same breath they also declare their desire to wipe Israel (the Little Satan) and the United States (the Great Satan) from the face of the earth.

Then again, maybe Jim Geraghty is right. Perhaps Obama is more keen on nuclear power in Iran than he is here at home.

Given Iran’s current dictatorial theocratic radical regime, I cannot see a world in which their nuclear ambitions can be seen as having anything but a military purpose. It’s not like we haven’t seen this movie before. Pakistan “went nuclear” under much the same ruse and today it’s all anybody can do to keep the Taliban from getting its murderous hands on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.

There are those in Obama’s foreign policy and security apparatus who bemoan the fact there’s nothing that can be done to stop Iran’s nuclear march. They seem to say “what’s one or two more nuclear weapons in the world?” My answer to that is simple. One thermo-nuclear bomb can ruin your entire life. Don’t believe me? Check out William Forstchen’s One Second After.
In the same interview, Obama continued his assault on past American foreign policy warning of a danger

…when the United States, or any country, thinks that we can simply impose these values on another country with a different history and a different culture.

Let’s get one thing straight here. The very people Obama intends to bring under his rhetorical spell hate much – if not all – about America. Given the choice, they would gladly impose their “values” on this nation and not give a second thought as to how we felt about it.

In the final analysis, given the choice over which ideology, history, and culture wins out, I’ll take that of the United States every single time.

I just wish my President felt the same way.

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