‘Desperate & Arrogant’: TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton explains why Iran is outplaying President Obama

Last week, it was announced that the United States and five other world powers had struck a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lighter sanctions. The Obama Administration lauded the compromise. President Obama himself said: ”This will help Iran from building a nuclear weapon. Over the coming months, we’re going to continue our diplomacy with the goal of achieving a comprehensive solution that deals with the threat of Iran’s nuclear program once and for all.” But many, including Israel, believe the U.S. got played.

On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, TheBlaze’s national security editor, Buck Sexton, joined Glenn to discuss what he described as “incredibly suspicious timing” when it comes to the announcement of the deal. While the Obama Administration was desperate for a victory (especially in light of the failed Obamacare rollout), many on the left and right have criticized the agreement.

Buck explained there has been a lot of posturing from both the U.S. and Iran, and he believes that most likely means there have been a lot of lies. The U.S. and Iran have been talking through proxies for months. The Obama Administration may call it ‘secret diplomacy,’ but in reality, President Obama has been engaged in unilateral talks with Iran – sans preconditions.

Meanwhile, Buck explained that the Iranians have sniffed out the President’s arrogance and incompetence, and they have masterfully exploited it. The Mullahs will go nuclear, Buck concluded, and it is just a question of whether President Obama will still be in office when they do.

Watch a highlight from the interview below:

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  • soybomb315

    Perhaps someone like Glenn or Buck should consider the words of the founders….

    “There never was a good war or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin

    “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare” – James Madison

    Just because Obama is president doesnt mean you have to criticize everything.

  • Johnathan Read

    You can not trust or negotiate with Muslims who follow Islam to the letter.

    Such is Iran…for one.

  • soybomb315

    Do you know what percent of Iranians are muslim?

  • soybomb315

    Why trust the international liberals and neocons – They have been wrong on nearly every foreign policy issue of the last 70 years. Perhaps we should listen to the ones who have been right time and time again…..

    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2013/december/01/you-cannot-negotiate-with-iran.aspx

  • Johnathan Read

    I know a lot more about Iran than many.

    Know the enemy as you know yourself.

    About 90% of Iranians are Twelver Shia / Shites muslims

    About 5% are Sunni muslims

    The rest are non-Muslim religious minorities, including Jews, and Christians,Bahá’ís, Mandeans, Hindus, Yezidis, Yarsanis and Zoroastrians.

    Iranians are still muslims while being Persians.

  • soybomb315

    haha – curious….who is the person that decided to downvote all my posts on this page? Why do you hate the founders?

  • Anonymous

    When has there ever been secret negotiations like this?
    The Cold War ring a bell?

  • Anonymous

    history would also suggest you can’t trust America

  • Anonymous

    How Obama handled the “birth certificate issue” should have been a warning, a ringing bell for how future matters would be handled.

  • ken.

    i don’t believe iran is outplaying obama, this is all obama’s plan to destroy freedom and install a one world marxist government.

  • Bonnie Somer

    Ok smartass i won’t criticize everything the pres does just prove to me one just one thing he has done for America just one

  • Anonymous

    WEIRD►►►►►Ŏ ►ŎBAMA is the Antichrist !!!

  • WASP

    Not to mention the WHŎRE OF BABYLŎN, Nancy PEELŎŎSLY AUTHORED and put “its” name on her PELOSI GENOCIDE ACT of 2010 under the guise of “Ŏbamacare”, the WITCH, JEZEBEL, WHORE, CUNT will get what is coming to her as well.

    Beautiful music for the REDEEMED no matter how you play it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx66ys4JG5o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3yCcXgbKrE

  • landofaahs

    Obama is not being played. He is a muslim and he sides with the extremists in Iran. That should be obvious to everyone by what Obama has said and done. How many times does Obama have to say things like the “muslim call to prayer is the sweetest sound on earth” or to that effect. Or how about “my muslim faith”. You can say that he just misspoke all you want but when Hitler said what he was and would do, those who just passed it off as hyperbole found out later he was serious.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Iran is moving the bar rather low in trying to outplay Obama because I bet even a wet paper bag can outplay Obama. Just look at healthcare.gov for proof of how big of an idiot he is. It is sad that people are still supporting Obama who clearly hates America why else would he be giving them everything they ever wanted and turning a blind eye to the very few people in the Middle East who actually can stand us. He not only wants to kill our economy but wants to drag us into another war in the Middle East and most likely would blame Bush for it all.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is NOT being out played by Iran. They are a friend of his. It is stopping Israel in its tracks and the Jews alone are in the sights of the Obama administration. That is what the recent Geneva talks were all about. Geneva had nothing to do with Iran,but had everything to do against Israel.

  • Anonymous

    Everything this administration does is done in secret. They are making new rules (laws) all the time, but disregard them themselves, for they are somehow above the law and all proceeding law. American Government today is now full of “lawlessness” – made up of “deceivers” and “liars”‘

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree with you more. The recent talks in Geneva had nothing to do with stopping Iranian nuclear buildup, but had everything to do with stopping Israel from a preemptive strike against Iran and this, after Iran still swears that it will wipe Israel off the map. Obama has worked very hard over the past year in turning former Israeli allies around the world, against the increasingly secluded Jewish state.

  • Anonymous

    You took the words right out of my mouth. The fact of the matter is that Obama would gladly sell out the US, Israel, and all other middle eastern countries except Syria if it means that it will shift focus from all the scandals, lies and failures directly attributable to him and his crooked administration.

    He has been unwilling to deal with the security concerns of our only democratic allies in the region, but he’s MORE than happy to sit down and deal directly as a nation with terrorists, including funding Al Quaeda in Syria. The Islamic terrorists of the world must be laughing hysterically now at the self destructive turn this country has taken through this despicable man’s actions.

  • http://www.twitter.com/changeirannow Change Iran Now

    The speed and almost reckless haste of negotiations is more an indication of the precarious nature of the President of the United States and his party in terms of their negative slide in opinion polls with the failure and criticism over its policies such as
    the Affordable Care Act. Presidents in trouble have often sought a quick home
    run politically with a perceived foreign policy victory. We don’t have to look
    much further than the previous President’s use of the “surge” in Afghanistan in
    an attempt to divert the public’s attention from the collapse of the financial
    markets at home.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is not an idiot, but he is a fool. He is not the brilliant man that he is touted to be (one of my college classmates was a teacher of his at Punahou, as was his wife – no commentary from them after his election, quite properly as they are professionals). The top student at Harvard Law is appointed editor of the Law Review, Obama is often given that as approbation of his intelligence – but he was the elected President of the Law Review, not the editor. It follows a pattern of attention to political goals rather than academic understanding (and I say understanding rather than achievement as the latter is grades and the former is real knowledge).

    I’ll not join those who have decided that Obama is intentionally driving our country into a hole – but I’ll not say I’m far from joining them. This is a man who was told he was “special” since birth, a man who claims an underprivileged background but went to the top school in Hawaii at age 12. He achieved that as he was living with his grandmother – that poor lady who has a statue of herself in Honolulu as the first female top officer of a Hawaian bank. He was not a minority in that multi-national school – I’m a bit familiar with it as I knew grads in the fifties who were with me at PU – and have two classmates who went there to teach directly out of college. I’ve been in touch with them for all these years. We lost Charlie Brown to brain cancer ten years ago, we tried to get together in his last days but didn’t make it. The other, whom I’ll not name as he is still there, is a teacher emeritus.

    At the best, Obama is a fool who having never worked in a small business is naive, At the worst he is an Alinskiite with an agenda. Either way he is bad for our nation. Either way he is an elitist, the elite of academic and intellectual superiority. Them that can do, them that can’t teach (or organize communities). Not fully accurate, but close.