Later this afternoon, President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal despite urging from American allies that the agreement is working and keeping the Iranians from enriching uranium for a weapon of mass destruction.
On MSNBC, for White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he hopes the president does tear up the agreement with Iran, because they’re just like Hitler:
“It’s a very good time to be on the outside of the international community when you’re battling Adolf Hitler, and there’s a group of people in the international community that want appeasement with Hitler. Maybe the president is actually helping the allies by being the tough cop on the block that’s going to impose something on Iran that is going to topple that regime.”
Clearly, the Mooch is unfamiliar with Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies, which states that the minute you bring up the Nazis in any discussion, you’ve just lost the debate.
When you watch the video, be sure and note the looks on the faces of the others on the panel when Scaramucci holds forth and belches out the Nazi reference.
Fortunately, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul was able to slap down the Mooch in a perfectly logical way, using facts instead of fear:
“I disagree. I’m sorry. I just think that’s wrong. Number one, the other things Iran is doing in the world, building ballistic missiles, supporter terrorists, we should be fighting. Why do you withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal to do that? Why can’t we have a negotiation about ballistic missiles? And why shouldn’t we be pushing back on those tariffs — precisely in places like Syria where the president is threatening to pull back? We can walk and chew gum at the same time. We did it in the Cold War, we can do it again.”
And then Ambassador McFaul leveled Scaramucci — and by extension the president — by commenting:
“And number two, Iran, with all due respect, is not Hitler’s Germany. They are not seeking to take over the Middle East in a ground offensive. That is the false analogy.”
It’s also instructive to note that Scaramucci mentioned toppling the regime in Iran, which has long been a dream for the neocons who were so eager to start a war in Iraq after 9/11. Now it’s 15 years later and American troops are still in both Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention Syria. The last thing this country (or the world) needs is a war in Iran. But that’s exactly where Trump is heading, led by John Bolton, his utra-hawkish National Security Adviser and the urging of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
Check out the full clip below: