Obama's Iran Policy Is a Failure

Best he can say is Tehran is 'isolated,' which isn't true
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2010 1:58 PM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a file photo from 2009.   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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(Newser) – Charles Krauthammer continues his President Obama-is-weak crusade with an op-ed ridiculing the administration's stance on Iran. After 16 months of US "groveling" and outreach, Tehran has responded with nothing but "defiance, contempt and an acceleration of its nuclear program." The best Obama can do is repeat over and over that Iran is becoming "isolated" from the international community, Krauthammer writes in the Washington Post.

Two problems with that claim, says Krauthammer: One, it's not true—as evidenced by the welcoming of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad around the world. And two, even it were true, isolation is "pointless" because it won't keep Iran from barreling ahead with its nuclear program. All of which was summed up in a recent Washington Post headline: "U.S. alliance against Iran is showing new signs of vulnerability." Asks Krauthammer: "You think?"

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