On Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday night, conservative columnist Ann Coulter ripped President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was another crisis in a long line of Democratic foreign policy failures.
“You don’t have to go back as far to Neville Chamberlain,” Coulter said. “You can go to Clinton’s ‘peace in our time’ deal with the North Koreans, which was hailed on the cover of The New York Times as a triumph of diplomacy. We give them nuclear material, $5 billion in aid, and they give us a promise not to build nukes. So they take all that and they go feverishly to work building nukes. You can go back to — that’s why I have to — I had to write [“Never Trust a Liberal over 3 — Especially a Republican,”] and I have a column on it back when, in 2007, Bush had won the war in Iraq.”
“Elections had been held. And suddenly, one of our intelligence agencies comes out with a report saying that they have concluded that Iran gave up its nuclear building ambitions back in 2003. Suddenly, the entire left — Bill Press, Joe Klein, Keith Olbermann — explode in anger at George Bush for slandering the good name of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And here he had given up his nuclear ambition. Then three years later, 2010, Ahmadinejad announces, ‘I’m nuclear.’”
Coulter called this par for the course for Democrats, and once again referred to the liberal attacks on President George W. Bush and his persistent warnings about the Iranian nuclear threat.
“This is the history of liberalism, covered more fully in my book, ‘Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism,’” Coulter said. “Democratic presidents go around creating crises in the world and then Republican presidents have to deal with it. If you have no politics but you just want America to be safer in the world, you have to vote Republican. And in addition to the Neville Chamberlain clip, I wish tomorrow night you’d play the clip from Keith Olbermann’s show from December 2007, where he is railing at George Bush for thinking that Ahmadinejad was trying to acquire nukes. And poor, little innocent-as-a-lamb Iran, even at the time — I mean, these nuclear watch groups here in the U.S. were saying, ‘What are they talking about?’”
“And Bush and Cheney and everyone else who knows anything about American intelligence agencies knows that we have the worst intelligence gathering in the universe, thanks to the post-Watergate Congress,” she continued. “Again, don’t elect Democrats, America, because they just dismantled our intelligence agencies. Now the CIA is a secret society of newspaper readers that will occasionally come to action in order to leak information to embarrass an American president. Here the National Intelligence Estimate in 2007 leaked this report that turned out to be horribly, horribly wrong. Iran was trying to develop nukes, but the entire left just jumped on this phony report, saying, ‘Oh, and Bush and Cheney, the drums of war against Iran. It would have been a terrible mistake.’ No, apparently, it wouldn’t have been a terrible mistake.”
Coulter also weighed in on the 2016 Republican presidential possibilities for her segment and had some strict guidelines:
HANNITY: Who are you going to support in 2016? Quick.
COULTER: I don’t know.
HANNITY: Who are you looking at?
COULTER: As long as it’s a governor or a senator. I want to the throw them in the debates and see who does the best. And I think we have about eight of them.
HANNITY: I think we have about seven or eight.
COULTER: We could throw them into — but no more congressmen, no more inspirational leaders. I love Ben Carson, too, but no more — it’s got to be a governor or a senator.