A new TV ad argues the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran is repeating history, drawing parallels with the 1994 nuclear deal President Bill Clinton brokered with North Korea. The ad, produced by the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, interchanges lines from both president's speeches announcing the deals, showing how similar promises were made about how the deals would stop the spread of nuclear weapons. After noting that North Korea admitted to having nuclear weapons in 2005, the 60-second video asks, "Is Iran about to repeat history?"
Watch the video below:
The Foundation for American Security and Freedom is a 501(c)(4) organization started by former UN ambassador John Bolton. On a webpage launching the video, FASF writes, "Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton have created a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Iran is our enemy and Iran with nuclear weapons threatens Israel and other friends and key American interests. Iran provides money and weapons to the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Assad. Appeasement never eliminates threats."
The organization also encourages Americans to contact the president and members of Congress.
On May 14, I joined a tiny, highly exclusive group of Republicans, namely those who have decided not to seek our party’s presidential nomination. By contrast, the coach section of the party contains perhaps two dozen people who have announced (or soon will) their availability. Good luck to them all (well, maybe not all). Here’s the hard reality. If two dozen candidates actually declare, 23 of them will lose. I, on the other hand, will still be able to say I have never been defeated in a nomination contest.
Nashua, N.H. Here are three propositions about the 2016 presidential race after a weekend in which 18 Republican candidates spoke to a crowd of party activists in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton returned home after treading water and avoiding the press in Iowa.
It’s still two years before the next president takes the oath of office, but the contest that will determine who raises his right hand that day started in earnest last month for Republicans, with a grassroots gathering in Iowa and a meeting of high-dollar donors in California.
John Bolton, in a fundraising email, makes the case for defunding UNRWA--and more:
As the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, my eyes have long been open to the dangerous biases and political agendas in play at the U.N. It is at the core of my mission to share these facts with the American people, and why I am writing today.
The United Nations has lost its way, and now we MUST take action.
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I’m in New York, and the hotels are jammed with diplomats and bureaucrats associated with the U.N. General Assembly session, which opened yesterday. Overhearing various conversations at breakfast, I was reminded of John Bolton’s comment that "The secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If it lost ten stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference." In fact, it seems to me, the loss would be a considerable improvement. And in light of next week’s likely U.N. vote in favor of statehood for a terror-friendly Palestinian entity, surely Congress will want to reconsider the U.S. taxpayer money going to that august organization.
John Bolton has just issued a thoughtful statement raising “serious questions ... about the national-security implications of the proposed deal to raise the Federal debt ceiling.” Bolton calls attention to the worrisome short-term defense cuts that the deal makes likely, and to the huge medium- and long-term cuts that the deal’s triggering mechanism makes possible.
Former ambassador John Bolton has just released a statement of support for John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan, arguing that the speaker of the House’s plan is good for “all conservatives, especially those concerned with American national security.”