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Friday, October 21, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said on Tuesday the nuclear deal reached with Iran will empower Tehran to carry out threats against the United States and Israel.

In a statement, Huckabee said he would stand by Israel and keep all options, including military force, in dealing with Iran.

“Shame on the Obama administration for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ and bring ‘death to America,'” he said.

(Writing by Bill Trott Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Photo: Gage Skidmore

  • Joseph Kelsall

    Well. Huckleberry ain’t gonna be POTUS so who the hell cares what he thinks. If the answer is war, that sounds about right for the Republicans.

    • Delani Washington

      Yes, that sound about right! I thank God for my peacemaking President Obama. Democrats get out and vote this time around. We cannot afford to have a Republican President. Democrats lost big time 2014. You know why? Because Democrats threw our President Obama under the bus; buying into hateful, Republican Propaganda about President Obama, blinding yourselves to all the good our President Obama was and still is doing! Democrats, oh, Democrats; we got to lose this voter apathy condition and demand more of our state and federal politicians. Our votes matter. Republican voters, stop voting against your own best interest. Democrats, 2016, vote!

      • Joseph Kelsall

        It is not just Obama’s treaty. It is ratified by every country that counts in the world. However, President Obama is the ONLY PRESIDENT to tackle the Middle East problem from the beginning of his presidency and pursue it to the end. Only in the UK and Europe do people recognise what a great president Obama is. Thousands of young Americans are alive today because Obama has refused to get involved in tribal battles which will end up with both military factions hating the USA and the UK.
        Now, just how would GWB have handled this? If we look back to 2002, Israelis were ‘jumping with joy’ that Wolfowitz was appointed as deputy Secretary of Defence. Wolfowitz was the most hawkish pro Israel voice in the administration. Bush would have taken the path to war. ‘Jaw jaw is be better than war,war’, but Bush didn’t have the ability to ‘jaw’.

        • Delani Washington

          I do agree sir. It’s really scary to think about how GWB would have handled it. Thankfully, we’ll never have to find out. Thanks for your post.

  • Marv Nochowitz

    Maybe Huckabee should wait until he actually reads the document before he criticizes it. Nah, doesn’t matter what is in it. Obama is involved so he is automatically against it.

  • Paul Bass

    So anti-gay, anti-science bigoted rev. Huckabee thinks it ‘wipe Israel off the map and bring death to America’? Really?

    Rev. I got news for you, Israel can take care of itself. (they have what 50? 100? nukes and one of the best military on the planet). And I’m SURE Iran won’t bring ‘death to America’.

    And Rev. the alternative is another war in the ME, so that is your solution?

    Wouldn’t Jesus prefer diplomacy to war? Yes, your christian hypocrisy is unbelievable.

  • Delani Washington

    No, Mike Huckabee; presidential wanna be. Shame on you for not sticking by our President Obama. You don’t live in Israel. You live in America! Were you part of the 47 Traitors? By the way, you are a racist. Where was you voice when GW Bush jr. drove this country into a ditch and a war, killing mothers’ and fathers’ loved one?

  • johninPCFL

    So the Huckster thinks applying the “Bush Doctrine” (invading a foreign country you don’t like is just fine) to invade Iran and spending a few more tens of thousands of American lives is worth it. Fortunately his best opportunity will be to catch a veep slot; failing that he’ll be left screeching on the sidelines.

  • docb

    Huck does not have a clue as to Foreign or Domestic policy but fear mongering and war and lying..

    War is not the solution unless you want your kids fighting in it , yuckie huckie! You have never been at the table, you old fool! The zionists threaten the US more than the Iranians ever have.

    Even Mossad agrees…. this claptrap you are spreading is a lie..made up..

  • Sand_Cat

    Huckabee hasn’t said anything that indicates thought or intelligence since about 2008, when he suggested the GOP should add to its credo that “life begins at conception” that it “doesn’t end at birth.”
    Who cares what he thinks?