Stunning Admission From White House Spokesperson: Iran Deal Not Predicated On Moderation

It’s beginning to look like Obama’s successor will be left with a nuclear Iran that is anything but “moderate.”

Today The Associated Press reported the following inconvenient truth from Secretary of State John Kerry at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland: some of the sanctions relief being released to Iran as part of the nuclear deal will likely go to terrorist groups. This includes the IRGC (a.k.a. Revolutionary Guard), the 100,000 strong force that has claimed the lives of many Americans since their formation almost 40 years ago.

This admission was enough for Omri Ceren, managing director of The Israel Project, to openly wonder the following:

National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price was quick to respond:

Ned cited an NPR interview where the President said, “We want Iran not to have nuclear weapons precisely because we can’t bank on the nature of the regime changing.” To which another tweeter, Tony Badran, replied:

That’s Obama indicating that a moderate shift in Iran would be a desirable outcome of the deal. But Ned pointed out that this was from a March 2014 Interview, 16 months before the Iran deal was finalized. Which begged the question — did the administration no longer tout moderation after the negotiations began?

“The deal is not predicated on moderation.” Which leaves a lot of unanswered questions…

I’ll forgive Ned if he doesn’t choose to answer any of these questions… the implications are damning for the Obama legacy. It’s fair to say that the Iran deal was a victory for Iran’s leadership, the outcome of which actually strengthened them in the most recent elections, ensuring that the anti-West regime would end up wielding a nuclear infrastructure while still retaining their vast terrorist network… precisely what critics of the deal warned us about.

Sometimes there’s no pleasure in even saying “I told you so.”