Former Congressman Allen West wrote an article criticizing President Barack Obama over the recent deal struck with Iran, stressing that “credibility is quickly slipping from his grasp.”
Playing on first lady Michelle Obama‘s reaction to her husband’s tomfoolery with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, West titled the editorial, “Maybe we need Michelle ‘Death Stare’ Obama to negotiate with Iran.”
To attract eyes, West tweeted:
Maybe we need Michelle “Death Stare” Obama to negotiate with Iran. Even Dems are saying it’s a bad deal. http://t.co/ke10YNktdm
— Allen West (@AllenWest) December 12, 2013
“Based on those pictures with the Danish Prime Minister over in South Africa, it seems like President Obama is good at some foreign relations,” West wrote in a deadpan delivery. “But I bet the First Lady imposed some serious sanctions on him per that death stare.”
He then added: “Hmm, perhaps Michele Obama should be the lead negotiator with the Iranians?”
As humorous as the suggestion may be, the reaction to his tweet was just as rich:
@AllenWest Great idea Mr West. She could give them the evil eye while making them eat green leafy veggies as they destroy their nuke stuff.
— Jim Laney (@jamesrlaney) December 12, 2013
— Maureen (@Daddyz_Girl6) December 12, 2013
— DeAnn Bradford (@DeAnn_1) December 12, 2013
On Iran, West noted that even some Democrats are calling the administration’s approach to nuclear negotiations naive, and he singled out Secretary of State John Kerry for “a truly delusional statement” Tuesday before the House Foreign Relations committee.
Kerry claimed the nuclear deal with Iran enhanced the national security of U.S., Israel, and Arab Gulf States, and new trade measures would harmed the fragile diplomacy with Iran’s government.
“Fragile diplomacy?” West wrote. “With a country holding three Americans in prison… and just recently celebrated “Death to America” day? Mr. Kerry, that’s not “fragile diplomacy,” it’s abject belligerence and overt conveyance of disdain and hatred.”