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My Thoughts on Iran and Trump

Now for a few thoughts on Iran and Trump and this will be really short.

Iran: the deal is so bad that it could not be an accident, even for a President as inexperienced and foolish as Mr. Obama or a Secretary of State so filled with anger as Mr. Kerry. There is no meaningful verification. The sanctions are already basically gone. The President is paying Iran over $100 billion to go forward with making a nuclear bomb and having the rockets to deliver it.

We have basically been swindled into allowing the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism to have nuclear weapons without any penalty — indeed, with cash and prizes. Iran has sworn to use these weapons to obliterate not only Israel but every Jew on earth. Again, this could not have been an accident. It has to have been the working out of some deep unconscious rage at Israel, Jews, and at America by the top players in this administration… many of them Jewish or, like Kerry, partly Jewish. Mr. Obama has — as I have said before — now signed Israel’s death warrant. Only Israel can figure out some way out of it. Perhaps a miraculous anti-missile defense. Perhaps a genuine Doomsday Device which will end all life on earth if Israel is nuked.

We shall see. In the meantime, Mr. Obama is in tears that he has been criticized so harshly for an agreement that basically cries out for “a Holocaust in an afternoon,” as Iranians smilingly call it.

Poor thing.

Now, Trump. In many ways, I admire Trump. I like being around beautiful women. I like nice houses. I like saying things that get people worked up.

But, has anyone really looked into Trump’s record? Has anyone really looked into how many of his entities he has put into bankruptcy? Has anyone examined how many of his bondholders and stockholders got mistreated? How many lawsuits have there been against Trump and/or his entities? How many failures to pay lenders?

I wonder if anyone has looked into this. When he does, he might be pretty surprised.

Also, this is a tricky, dangerous, complex world. Does Trump have any real plans to deal with the collapse of black America and impoverished white America? Does Trump have any ideas about how to fix the catastrophic education crisis? How about helping to rebuild the family? How about addressing the disastrous gulf between blacks’ and whites’ attitudes about police behavior ? About the national debt?

Does he have any ideas about how to deal with insane Muslim terrorism? Or about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, especially into the hands of very bad actors like Iran? Does he have plans to end the sequester on defense and rebuild our defenses?

In short, besides raising hell, does he have any ideas about anything important? These are parlous times. A man with a record like Mr. Trump’s, without any plans on the big things, with just a very big mouth, is an amusement, but a dangerous instrumentality in real life.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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