Bolton: President Obama is unwilling or unable to size-up the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
Ambassador John Bolton at Gush
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During the news conference, the President responded to harsh criticism that has been emanating from members of the Republican party and other Israel supporters who claim that Obama’s policies on Iran are ineffective in curtailing the regime’s nuclear ambitions and that the President is not doing enough to ensure the safety and security of the State of Israel.
The President claimed that those making the accusations “don’t have a lot of responsibilities” and that they speak about going to war in a casual manner and are not fully aware of the dire implications and consequences that will, undoubtedly, result.
Responding to Obama’s remarks, Bolton stated that the President’s statement “was a conscious falsehood.”
“None of the Republican candidates have been casually talking about war with Iran,” Bolton said. “They have been strongly critiquing the President’s failure over the past three years to do anything to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.”
He asserted that, “If there is anybody who is ‘casual’ is this discussion, over the past few days, it’s the President’s apparent unwillingness or inability to size-up the threat of a nuclear-weapons-capable Iran.”
“The comparison is not between the world, as it is today, and the world after a possibly Israeli strike. The comparison is the world where Iran – the leading thunder of terrorism around the world- has nuclear weapons, versus what the world would look like after an Israeli strike. And he just doesn’t want to talk about that,” Bolton explained. More