Ted Cruz stands by his assertion that the left’s Iran deal will make the White House the world’s leading financier of Islamic terrorism. As reported by the New York Times on Tuesday, Democrats recently complained that they were offended by the GOP’s “outrageous attacks” (without refuting any part of what was said). Cruz responded by challenging them to explain how giving billions of dollars to Iran’s notorious terror-sponsoring regime isn’t financing terrorism. Cruz reiterated that under this deal, “billions of dollars…will flow into the hands of jihadists,” and noted that the left’s entire response to this criticism was to convey a dismissive and belittling attitude, without explaining how it was untrue.
Democrats, who once called President Bush “unpatriotic” for not raising taxes, did in fact respond with nothing more than posturing and ridicule against the GOP’s supposedly inflammatory rhetoric ofcorrectly stating what their policies will do. Obama said, “We’ve had a sitting senator, who also happens to be running for president, suggest that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism … Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it’s not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now.”
Democrats also bitterly lashed out at Mike Huckabee’s gigantic leap of claiming that giving Iran’s lunatic Islamo-fascist regime (which literally still screams ‘Death to America, Death to Israel,’ in the streets) everything it wants as it pretends to stop going nuclear will somehow result in the mass murder of Israelis, calling him “ridiculous” and “sad.” For the record, according to Iranian commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi, “erasing Israel off the map” is still “non-negotiable.”
To the devastating “counter-point” of being called names, Cruz responded:
Nowhere in President Obama’s remarks did he dispute the underlying facts. Nowhere in President Obama’s remarks did he point to any other organization on the face of the globe that would be a larger global financier of radical Islamic terrorism than the Obama administration is trying to become.
Yesterday, I invited President Obama to participate in a debate. I would be happy to debate him … anywhere in the country in the next 60 days, to discuss the substance of this deal.
If he believes that this deal can be defended, I would encourage him to defend it in front of the American people. If he’s unwilling to do so, then he can send as his proxy Secretary of State John Kerry because on the merits, this deal is catastrophic for the American people.
But all of this ignores the fact that Democrats have already spent years arming and funding Islamic terrorists at every turn. Whether it be giving U.S. tax dollars to the terrorist group Hamas, propping up the Muslim Brotherhood with everything from aircraft, to political support, to highly-sensitive posts at the White House, giving tax-exempt status to the terrorist front group CAIR, or recruiting foreign service officers at jihadi conferences … Democrats have already become a major source of funding for Islamic terrorism around the world. It is beyond dispute at this point.