There are so many descriptions that can be used for Barack Obama. He hates America and Americans and he is totally gutless.
When Iran nominated a new ambassador to the United Nations, it created a stir when it was revealed he was a part of the group that held America diplomats hostage for 444 days in Iran in 1979 and 1980.
This was a deliberate move by Iran. It was sticking a finger in America’s eye.
What did Barack Obama do?
Not a thing.
Ted Cruz did something. He introduced legislation to bar Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations.
From the Hill:
The White House said Friday it would not issue a visa to Iran’s next ambassador to the United Nations, who has ties to the Iranian hostage crisis.
“We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa to Mr. Hamid Abutalebi,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
Abutalebi has admitted that he worked as a translator and negotiator for the student group that held Americans hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Iran for 444 days.
His nomination prompted bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill, where both chambers of Congress passed legislation that would prevent the government from providing a visa to any United Nations ambassadors with ties to terrorist attacks against the United States.
Carney stopped short of saying that the president would sign that legislation, saying the administration was reviewing its constitutionality.
The bill would contradict a 1947 treaty that obligates the United States to grant entry visas to the representatives of U.N. member states, which was signed as part of the bid to attract the permanent headquarters to New York.
Even Bill Clinton would have not thought twice about denying Abutalebi a Visa.
Obama is too gutless and weak. Iran knows this. Fortunately Ted Cruz gave Obama a backbone.
If we had a real American President, there would be a better option. Tell Abutalebi he could come to America. Then we show the Iranians the same respect they showed for our diplomats in 1979 and lock him up for the rest of his life.
Unfortunately for America, not only does Obama not have the courage to do that, he is cheering for the Iranians, not the Americans.