The pro-Iran left has responded to each Iranian disavowal of the supposed ground-breaking deal by pretending that words don’t matter. Only actions do.
When asked about the statement by the President of Iran and other Iranian officials that none of its nuclear program would be dismantled, White House Spokesman Jay Carney responded, “It matters less to us what they say than what they do.”
This has been the position all along and it makes very little sense.
What Carney and his bosses are really saying is that Iranian leaders are so untrustworthy that you can’t trust anything they say, but you are somehow supposed to trust that they will do what they supposedly said they will do in a secret agreement that we aren’t being allowed to have full access to.
There are two possibilities here
1. Iran is lying about the agreement
2. Obama is lying about the agreement
Since Iran has been consistent in saying it will not dismantle anything, it appears to be more credible than Obama and his allies who claim that Iran did agree to it. That’s a pretty horrible thing to say, but it’s even more horrible to live in a world where that’s true.
But let’s assume that Obama Inc. are telling the truth and Iran is lying. Their contention is that Iran’s regime is pathologically dishonest, but that it can be trusted not to lead the United States and the international community around the nose the way it had all these years, the way Syria, India and Pakistan had, to name a few members and wannabe members of the nuclear club.
It’s like claiming that the guy selling fake Rolex watches can’t be trusted to tell you the truth about the watch, but you can trust that the watch is real.