During his year end interview with NPR, President Obama demonstrates why being delusional and ignorant are a lethal combination when he spoke about Iran:
So, when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver’s seat. Now the world’s united because of the actions we’ve taken, and Iran’s the one that’s isolated.
They have a path to break through that isolation and they should seize it. Because if they do, there’s incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of — inside of Iran, and it would be a very successful regional power that was also abiding by international norms and international rules, and that would be good for everybody. That would be good for the United States, that would be good for the region, and most of all, it would be good for the Iranian people.
I recall a scene from Cheers where Frasier Crane asks Cliff Clavin, “Tell me, what color is the sky in your world?” In Obama’s world, he thinks Iran is isolated just as he thinks Russia is isolated. Last I checked, Russia annexed Crimea and has sent troops into Ukraine.
I hate to break it Obama, but Iran is already a successful regional power given its influence in both Iraq and Syria. Their success coupled with Obama’s determination to get an agreement with Iran at any cost is sufficient enough for Israel and Gulf Arab states like Saudi Arabia to privately set aside their differences and work on a common military strategy concerning Iran.
Should Iran acquire a nuclear weapon, it will go from being a successful regional power to a global one.
Then again we can’t really expect much from Obama. He thinks Tehran is a country.