Given the Choice between a Feckless and Hyperbolic Foreign Policy . . .
While being interviewed by Breitbart on Sirius XM radio, Mike Huckabee said the following: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. He’s so naive he would trust the Iranians, and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiot thing, this Iran deal. [It] should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people.”
Like most super-heated rhetoric that relies on highly charged historical analogies, Huckabee’s is actually very difficult to parse.
Is Huckabee saying that Obama or the Iranians, or both, are comparable to Hitler?
And beyond the idea of a mass extermination fueled by anti-Semitism, how are the Holocaust and a nuclear attack exactly comparable? Would not the gas chambers, rather than the ovens, be a more appropriate point of analogy?
I am not trying to trivialize or to…
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