There’s already been a great deal of purely ridiculous hyperbole surrounding the nuclear deal with Iran, but Mike Huckabee just took it too another level.
Huckabee, of course, is in the midst of yet another certain-to-be failed attempt to secure the GOP Presidential nomination, but when you start comparing to deal with Iran to the Holocaust, you’ve not only crossed the line, you’ve just guaranteed yourself a spot in the Wingnut Hall of Fame.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
So now the Iranians are the Nazis. Interesting and inaccurate comparison. But Huck was far from finished, and continued:
“This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”
If we gave away the whole store, then why are all of our allies–France, Germany, Great Britain–supporting the deal, along with the United Nations? I’m betting Mike Huckabee would say it’s because they’re all anti-Semites and secretly want to see Israel destroyed.
But let’s be honest here: We give Israel over $2 billion a year in military aid, and we have pledged time after time to defend them if they are ever under attack from any nation. So how exactly is that marching anyone to the door of the oven?
What is really at work here is the fact that Mike Huckabee is currently polling at about 6 percent and is far behind candidates such as Trump, Bush, Walker, and Rubio. With the first debate just around the corner, he desperately needs to make up ground so he doesn’t fall back in the pack.
And something else is at work, too: Huckabee’s apocalyptic imagination, which he is allowing to get the better of him. Should this man ever become President (and he won’t), the nuclear missiles would be flying shortly after he took the oath of office.