Not surprisingly, Iran, the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism, is continuing to enrich uranium despite both the threat and now the reality of sanctions. This week Iran is continuing to make a fool out of the United Nations and the world's powers by suggesting it would only alter its nuclear program if sanctions are lifted first. In our 2010 film, America at Risk: The War With No Name, we all but predicted this. And in 2012, the central truth remains the same: it will take courageous and honest leadership from America in order for Iran to change its dangerous behavior.
The current situation with Iran should surprise no one. From day one, the Obama Administration showed its hand on matters of national security. President Obama made it abundantly clear that he was going to let his supporters on the far left dictate his foreign policy. If you were the Iranian regime, would you respond to the toothless rhetoric from this administration?
First, Mr. Obama announced he was closing GITMO before he had a plan for the prisoners. Then the Obama Administration renamed the War on Terror an "Overseas Contingency Operation." Mr. Obama then made it his government’s policy to be in denial about the brutal enemy we face when they scrubbed terms like "Islamic extremism" and "jihad" from our national security strategy documents. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano even went as far as to suggest we label acts of terrorism as "man-caused disasters." Knowing all this, do you fault Israel for being worried about this President’s commitment to their security?
Sadly, using political correctness to combat our most brutal enemies will be remembered as The Obama Doctrine. As the Obama Administration continues to fail to recognize Radical Islam and its murderous ideology, America at Risk gives you the unvarnished truth, no matter how unpleasant the answers might be.