People have accused Barack Obama of being a Muslim. I take no position on this question. I can see into neither his heart nor his mind. What I do know, is that he spent his early years in a highly Muslim atmosphere. So I have no doubt in my mind that he knows exactly what the concept of taqiyya entails.
For those that have not come across this concept before, in the Koran, Muslims are allowed to lie to non-Muslims in order to advance Islam. So it is not only a right for them to say to western politicians whatever those politicians want to hear, it is a religious obligation.
In the past five years, Barack Obama's life has gone from pretty good, right down to abysmal. The constant series of scandals follow by the absolute debacle of Obamacare have taken him to lows that he never expected to see. He was the greatest President that the country ever had until he actually got the job and had to perform. At that point he got a severe case of Presidential Performance Anxiety. In other words, he just couldn't get it done.
Mr. Obama needed a win. He needed to see headlines that said "Hooray for Barack". So he called in his ever gullible vassal, John Kerry, and sent him forth to find some good headlines. It seems that both Mr. Kerry and Mr. Obama have kind feelings toward the Muslim world. They both thought that was a good place to start. Since Iran has a shiny new President who speaks softly and smiles our dynamic duo started a conversation with him.
And sure as God made little fishes after a few months of phone calls and conversations, they developed a budding friendship. They brought this newly found amity to Geneva for talks among all the major powers and Iran. And, surprise, surprise, they came out with a deal. Iran gets relief from the sanctions and the rest of the world gets a bunch of promises. I would score that Iran 1, the world 0.
Remember taqiyya. Iran can promise the infidels, us, anything. Then they can go right on doing what ever they want to. They have been pulling our chain this way for years. But Obama has his headline and Iran has a lifting of sanctions. That makes two out of three happy. The rest of the world, not so much.