On a night when President Barack Obama planned to make a victory lap, highlighting the wins of his two-term Administration, Iran has cast a dark shadow on the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.
The Persian nation, long a pariah in the international community, has seized two small US Navy boats in the Persian Gulf. Ten American sailors, including one woman, have been, according to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard been arrested after one of the boats is alleged to have had engine trouble and ran aground on an Iranian island.
This is also on the eve of the release of $150 billion to the regime for agreeing to an international deal to limit its nuclear ambitions.
Never mind that the President did not press for nor has yet to secure the release of four Americans being held illegally by Iran before reaching any deal with the Iranians or that the nation fired live rockets within 1,500 feet of Navy vessels last month, this gives the President’s foreign policy yet another black eye and proves how ineffective that policy is and has been.
When will this President realize and wake up to the fact you cannot talk your way to peace with radicals and jihadists?
The only bright spot is that this is the last year of this Administration and the last address by this President to Congress. Our long national nightmare may soon be over.
But for now 10 American sailors are being held captive by the most belligerent and bellicose segment of the Iranian military. Iran says it will release the sailors and the boats. The Administration is stressing there were no sinister motives while the Iranian press details the weapons seized and how the Americans were arrested.
Time to stop playing nice.
Time to stop the release of the money.
Time to demand not only the release of our sailors, but also the other four Americans being illegally detained.
From the Cornfield, how many more fails before the President stops his Neville Chamberlain act?
It has never worked and never will. Radicals do not play by the rules and only understand might.