By Jonathan Greenberg, originally published in the Daily Caller
Watching Obama Administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s speech Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference was like watching high school sweethearts break up: both parties know that the reasons being given are ludicrous (“it’s not you, it’s me”) but there’s a kind of sad but entertaining quality in how transparently false they are.
The most significant component of the post-World War II nuclear non-proliferation regime is the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968. Iran is a signatory of this treaty and has never pulled out. The actions of the Obama administration, as outlined in Rice’s speech, obviate the NPT as a tool against future proliferation and fatally weaken the UN Security Council. In fact, the Obama administration is jettisoning the entire system by which we have prevented countries and non-state actors from building and obtaining nukes for almost half a century and virtually guaranteeing a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.