Levin: No One Has Done More Damage to This Nation Than Barack Obama

Michael Morris | August 25, 2016 | 4:10pm EDT
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Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

On his show Wednesday, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin slammed Obama and his administration for the Iranian nuclear deal saying, no one has done more damage to this nation than Barack Obama.

“No one, no human being has done more damage to the security of this nation, to the wellbeing of this nation, to future generations of this nation than Barack Obama,” remarked Levin. “Nobody.”

Levin’s comments are in reference to a book, “The Iran Wars,” by Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon as quoted and summarized at length by a piece written in Bloomberg by Eli Lake.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s comments:

Mark Levin: “My God, this country has been sold out!

“If you’re not furious about this, nothing’s going to make you furious – absolutely beyond belief.”

Bloomberg Piece: “‘By the end of the talks in 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry and his team [-- warn down --] "agreed that Iran would then be allowed to build an industrial-scale nuclear program, with hundreds of thousands of machines, after a ten-year period of restraint."

Mark Levin: “Big deal. Ten-year period of restraint.

Bloomberg Piece: “Other U.S. red lines were demolished too. The final deal would allow the U.N. ban on Iranian missile development to phase out after eight years, and the arms embargo against Iran to expire after five [years]. Iran would not have to acknowledge that it had tried to develop a nuclear weapon, even though samples the Iranians collected at [the] … Parchin facility found evidence of man-made uranium.

“In one particularly revealing passage, Solomon captures the thinking of [John] Kerry, who engaged in detailed negotiations over the deal in the final months of the talks. ‘So many wars have been fought over misunderstandings, misinterpretations, lack of effective diplomacy,’ Kerry told Solomon in a 2016 interview. ‘War is the failure of diplomacy.’

“Kerry's diplomacy succeeded. But the Middle East got war [anyway]. ‘The Revolutionary Guard continues to develop increasingly sophisticated weapons systems, including ballistic missiles inscribed with threats against Israel on their nose cones,’ Solomon writes in the book's concluding chapter. ‘Khamenei and other revolutionary leaders, meanwhile, fine-tune their rhetorical attacks against the United States, seeming to need the American threat to justify their existence.’

“There was a chance for a better outcome[,” writes Eli Lake.] “There is no guarantee that an Obama intervention would have been able to topple Khamenei back in 2009, when his people flooded the streets to protest an election the American president wouldn't say was stolen. But it was worth a try. Imagine if [the]uprising had succeeded. Perhaps then a nuclear deal could have brought about a real peace. Instead, Obama spent his presidency misunderstanding Iran's dictator, assuring the supreme leader America wouldn't aid his citizens when they tried to change the regime that oppresses them [today].”

Mark Levin: “No one, no human being has done more damage to the security of this nation, to the wellbeing of this nation, to future generations of this nation than Barack Obama. Nobody.

“Nobody’s done more damage to the United States military, America foreign policy and this nation than Barack Obama.”

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