• ABC’s Jon Karl SMACKS DOWN Josh Earnest Over Latest Iran Lie

    The Obama Team’s refrain to sell the president’s nuke deal with Iran is apparently that it’s supported by 99 percent of the world community. Again, that’s the line that Obama’s Press Dummy Josh Earnest kept feeding to the press corps on Friday.

    ABC’s Jon Karl wasn’t having it and challenged Earnest on how Team Obama came to arrive at such a questionably high estimate of support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    “Well, I guess if you look at the population of the countries that are represented in this particular agreement, the vast majority–the 99 percent of the world, is on the side of the United States and international partners in implementing this agreement,” Earnest responded.

    But that didn’t satisfy the intrepid ABC reporter. Karl continued to interrogate Earnest, asking him if Team Obama had actually crunched the numbers to see exactly how many countries were fully on board with the nuke deal and if that number actually added up to 99 percent.

    Earnest didn’t answer, naturally. But did continue to spit more sad talking points.

    The truth is that leaders in countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia to Egypt are very skeptical of Iran’s intentions for their nuclear program.

    Here’s direct proof that contradicts Earnests’ comments, from CBS News:

    On the nuclear issue itself, Arab countries have shown skepticism that a deal would stop Iran from building a weapon. In its statement Tuesday, Saudi Arabia withheld judgment on the final accord, but underlined it always wanted an agreement that guarantees Iran cannot develop a bomb, includes a strict inspection mechanism for all sites – including military ones – and ensures a swift re-imposition of sanctions if Tehran violates the deal.

    Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal, warned earlier this year that a deal might fuel a regional arms race.

    Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelattie, said his country hopes the deal would be “a step toward a region free of nuclear weapons”- a project Egypt has been lobbying for in the United Nations for long, with its eyes on Israel’s all but confirmed arsenal.

    But foremost on the minds of Iran’s opponents in the region was the worry that the deal strengthens its hand in the region’s conflicts.

    So that’s, Reality of the World 9,846 – Josh Earnest and Team Obama – 0.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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