President Obama proclaimed he would “walk away” from the negotiating table with Iran during a press conference with Brazilian President Dilma Roussef.
Of course, today was supposed to be the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran. But instead of walking away, Obama has extended the talks until July 7th.
His claims that he would walk away from the table is as empty and meaningless as his red line against Syria on the use of chemical weapons. There will be no Reykjavik moment here.
Before he was elected President, Obama would tell us about how negotiating with Iran would be like Reagan negotiating with the Soviet Union. Well, we know what the Iranian regime is all about and there isn’t a Gorbachev among them. And even if there was, Obama won’t walk away to get a better deal when he is content with any deal. If the July 7th deadline comes and goes, it will be extended for as long as it takes. As I have argued previously, Obama’s real deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is January 20, 2017.