Dems badmouth Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, but how’s Obama’s Iran deal working out?

Dems badmouth Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, but how’s Obama’s Iran deal working out?
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The ink on reports that President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for high-level talks geared toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula had scarcely dried before critics in the mainstream media began citing the potential downsides of such a meeting.

Samantha Vinograd, former senior adviser to the national security adviser under Barack Obama, appeared on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” where she laid out the many pitfalls of the meeting (via conservative political comedian Tim Young):

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Since Vinograd brought up the subject of how international diplomacy was conducted under her boss, it might be instructive to have a look at how Obama’s efforts at defanging another bad actor, Iran, have played out.

In May of 2017, Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon warned that Iran was using the $150 billion of assets unfrozen as part of the landmark nuclear deal “to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an ‘offensive’ juggernaut.” Now, according to a report released yesterday, the terrorist state has reached the point where many fear the possibility of a “second Holocaust.”

It should be emphasized that the blame for this mess is not Obama’s alone. As Kredo explains, the Trump administration, in its own efforts to iron out flaws in the agreement, has softened its position. It now appears to be on the verge of “caving to European demands limiting restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program.”

Nevertheless, former members of Team Obama are in no position to lecture the current administration.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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