On his Wednesday program, Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama over the ongoing Iran talks after the March 31 deadline for a deal between the two nations came and went.
The conservative radio host criticized the administration, hitting them for setting another red line, which the Iranians walked right by, saying that “this is not an April Fool’s joke” and that more people are afraid of Apple CEO Tim Cook than they are of Obama.
“Obama just backed off a red line. Obama just drew a bright red line in the sand daring the Iranians not to cross it, and they did,” Limbaugh said.
“Well, guess what? The negotiations are continuing, and it’s April 1st. It’s no longer March 31st. It’s far worse, and this is not an April Fool’s joke,” Limbaugh said. “So Obama draws a red line, tells the Iranians what’s what, what is, we’re gonna get this framework done by March 31st or else, and of course we’re still talking. So this is much like the red line Obama drew for Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Nobody is intimidated. People are more afraid of Tim Cook than they are of Obama, at least our adversaries are.”
“Iran…is free to do whatever they want in Iraq and Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East,” Limbaugh said. “And since we don’t or can’t oppose this, because that might make them break off negotiations, they are free to continue to behave however they want.”
“[T]hey’re huffing and puffing and they’re continuing to be the guys that hold all the cards and have all the leverage, and we’re reacting to it accordingly. And because they’re negotiating, see, so much is predicated on that. Because they’re negotiating Iran’s getting back all of those billions of dollars’ worth of frozen assets from the US. So what’s not to like about endless negotiation? The way the Iranians are looking at this, they’re winning everything in the world by continuing to talk and not come to an agreement.”
“There’s no penalty for not making the deadline. There’s no penalty for not coming to an agreement. There’s no penalty whatsoever,” Limbaugh said. “There’s nothing but upside for the Iranians.”