The contempt with which the president of France regards the president of the United States was displayed in public last week.
Nicolas Sarkozy was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons at a meeting Mr. Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council last Thursday (9/24).
"We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth," President Obama said.
What infuriated President Sarkozy was that at the time Mr. Obama said those words, Mr. Obama knew the mullahs in Iran had a secret nuclear weapons development site, and he didn't call them on it.
‘President Obama dreams of a world without weapons...but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite," Mr. Sarkozy said.
I think Sarkozy is finally understanding that Obama is a community organizer that made it to the Presidency without proper vetting. Obama does not understand belligerent powers and what really motivates them. The people currently in charge of Iran want the Bomb so they can claim hegemony over the Middle East. It isn't a defensive weapon for them but a potentially offensive weapon.
Sarkozy knows that if the Iranians get the bomb the entire equation changes. The Saudis and maybe the Jordanians have to scramble to get nukes of their own in order to maintain detante. Israel might then get into a protracted air war with Iran and the entire place could become a sprawling battlefield.
So when Obama talks about a pollyannish "world without nuclear weapons" Sarkozy rightly calls him on the fact that he is saying a "world without OUR nuclear weapons" the Mullahs can go ahead and have theirs. I mean does Obama honestly think that the Israelis would relinquish their nukes if Iran is sneaking around and building centrifuges so they could bring the second Holocaust to life?
Obama's wishy-washyness of the foreign stage just goes to show you that the Dems should have stuck with Hillary. For some reason I would rather have her staring down the Mullahs then a guy that talks about a "world without nukes" while knowing full well that an unstable regime is trying to build them under the cloak of darkness.