Wednesday, March 04, 2015

What About the Post-Agreement Plan?

If President Obama succeeds in getting a nuclear agreement with Iran that includes even an effective ten-year pause in Iran's nuclear activities, what do you think will happen after the "mission accomplished" banner is strung up at Geneva on the hotel where the agreement is signed?

I'll tell you what happens. We will have given notice to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt that they have ten years to get their own nuclear weapons into operation.

This will be the result given to a world by a president who was given a Nobel Peace Prize for his potential to achieve nuclear non-proliferation during his presidency.

Even the people hopped up on hope and change fever back when leg tingles were all the rage, the Nobel Peace Prize people, may have actually realized their folly:

Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee on Tuesday demoted its controversial chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award.

The organisation, which said the former Norwegian prime minister would remain as a committee member, gave no reason for its decision.

However the renowned diplomat had drawn sharp criticism shortly after becoming chairman in 2009 for awarding the prestigious Nobel to newly elected US President Barack Obama.

The move stunned the world and the recipient alike, as Obama had been in office less than nine months and the United States was still waging simultaneous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Yeah, bad career move. All the more evident given that the recipient bombed the moon on the day he received the prize and since then has taken the lead in wars on his watch.

Have a super sparkly day.