The Trump administration deserves some credit for seeing Iran clearly.
President Obama did not. His efforts to lure Ayatollah Khomeini into changing the behavior of his rogue regime never had a chance because it began from the premise that appeasement works, but appeasement never does work.
Not with Iran. Not with Russia and the famous “reset” button. And not in the 1994 deal with North Korea.
The appeasement policies of Obama have been abandoned. Good!
Iran is dangerously close to provoking a conflict—and most U.S. media outlets are far behind the news curve.
President Trump has been ably served by National Security Advisor John Bolton—as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both rightly believe that Iran was, is and will remain a rogue regime as long as the radical theocrats remain in power.
It’s not about Bolton or Pompeo.
It’s about the mullahs in Tehran. It has been since 1979.Read More »
The recent election in Israel led to a big win for Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now headed to an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister.
Netanyahu’s Likud party will likely be able to assemble a coalition government of some 65 seats in the 120-member Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.
All this comes as Netanyahu has been repeatedly charged with corruption, including recent charges coming from prosecutors.
So what’s going on here?
Simply put: Israel is at the moment experiencing a notable stability—economically and militarily. It was a vote for stability.
And: Israel, make no mistake, is surrounded by enemies. Netanyahu has kept up the heat, most particularly on Iran. He has made very clear that Israel will defend itself over against any kind of incursion by its enemies. It was a vote for security.
It was a remarkable victory.Read More »
Townhall Review – April 13, 2019
Hugh Hewitt talks with Admiral James Stavridis about the recent Israeli election and its effect on Mideast stability.
Candace Owens, Communications Director of Turning Point USA testified before the House Judiciary Committee and Sebastian Gorka comments.
Mike Gallagher comments on President Trump’s latest poll numbers.
Dennis Prager comments on what the Bible has to say about capital punishment.
Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor John Bolton, who offers a revealing look at Iran and the future of Venezuela.
Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, talk about Shapiro’s new book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.Read More »