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Mike Huckabee Says President Obama Is Marching Israelis 'To The Door Of The Oven' With Iran Deal

27/07/2015 03:19 BST | Updated 31/07/2015 22:59 BST

There has been some legitimate criticism of the Iran nuclear deal by American conservatives. On Sunday, Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee instead opted for hyperbole, invoking the holocaust to bemoan the agreement and attack President Obama.

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015

“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” puffed the former Arkansas governor in an interview with Breitbart News. “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."

Huckabee has promised to rescind the deal on his first day as president in the unlikely scenario he’s handed the keys to the White House. "This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal,” he continued. “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."

Huckabee is currently third in Republican polling ahead of the first primary TV debate in early August. Donald Trump has been hoarding the headlines with a raft of nativist and populist rhetoric. By raising the spectre of the final solution, Huckabee may well have given himself a bit more skin in the game.

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