• Dems Suggested Appeasing Iran Was Ahead … They Haven’t Disappointed

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    Surge Summary: Joe Biden was elected mere weeks ago … and it hasn’t taken long for Iran to resume its typical misbehavior. Even before the 2020 elections, prominent Democrats were sending signals to Iran they could expect more favorable treatment from a Biden White House – promises this new administration is keeping. The Ayatollah and Company are taking advantage of that U.S. weakness.

    by Gary Bauer

    As the Biden Administration steps up its efforts to reengage Iran, the radical Islamic regime is feeling emboldened and is ratcheting up its pressure on the Biden Administration to make more concessions.

    [Monday], multiple rockets were fired at the U.S. embassy in Iraq.  It was the third such attack in the past seven days.

    For four years, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo turned the screws on Iran.  With each passing month, they inflicted more economic damage on the Iranian regime.  The result was that Iran had to cut back its subsidies to terrorist proxies like Hezbollah and Hamas.

    And when Iran attempted to meddle with other nations, President Trump forcefully took action, such as taking out Iran’s terrorist mastermind General Qasem Soleimani.

    As other countries in the Middle East saw President Trump standing strongly with Israel, they decided they wanted to be on the winning side.  Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states began working together to isolate Iran – the nation they all fear the most.

    Other Middle East nations do not fear Israeli terrorism.  They don’t lose sleep at night worrying about an Israeli invasion or Israeli-backed militias overthrowing the government.  It’s the Iranians they all worry about.

    But where was the Democrat left during this time when Donald Trump had the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism on the ropes?  The operation to take out Soleimani came up during the 2020 Democrat presidential primary.  All the leading contenders, including Joe Biden, condemned it.  And it gets worse.

    As we were squeezing Iran, John Kerry and other former Obama officials and current Biden officials were communicating with the mullahs, telling them, “Hang on. Don’t give up.  Just wait for us to get back in the White House, and we’ll take care of this.”

    What you’re seeing now is the left’s example of “promises made and promises kept.”  Biden’s team was promising the Iranians that the cavalry was coming.  “You remember what we did for you – sanctions relief, cash in the middle of the night.  We’ll do it again!”

    And when Kerry and others were telling the Iranians to hold out, they weren’t just saying that they would get rid of the sanctions.  They were also saying that Israel would be restrained once again.  Never forget that the low point in the U.S.-Israel relationship occurred during the Obama/Biden Administration.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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