This POS POTUS has done it again. You know he knew what he did was wrong because he did it as secretly as possible. Was it ever supposed to be made public? Doubtful?
Just when you are thanking God that Obama has only a few more months to damage this country you find he has done something unthinkable. That America doesn’t negotiate with terrorists is something fundamental to our policy and has been for generations.
Yet Obama sent $400 million dollars to Iran to ransom Americans. He claims it isn’t a ransom – just coincidence that the Americans were held until the money was sent. He negotiated with Iranian terrorists. Now he lies about it. No surprise since he lies all the time. In a three way lying contest between Clinton, Trump and Obama it would be difficult if not impossible to choose a winner. One thing is certain, the American People would be the loser.
“The revelation that the Obama administration ransomed the three (four?) Americans being unjustly detained by the Islamic Republic of Iran with $400 million in cash is only the most recent piece of evidence that the so-called nuclear deal with the mullahs is fundamentally illegitimate. It is nothing but a series of bribes and secret agreements that will do nothing to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear capability, yet will provide funding for their sponsorship of terrorism and encourage them to detain more of our citizens.
This ‘deal’ should be ripped to shreds immediately before more damage is done.” What about “America does not negotiate with Terrorists,” President Obama?
The White House is, of course, in damage control and as usual is blaming the right. Because them trying to secretly ransom prisoners is all the fault of the Republicans. I always find it amusing that Obama accuses everyone of playing politics when he never does anything else. Then when it blows up in his ignorant and incompetent face, it’s never his fault. How very much like Donald Trump.
Were it not for his sycophantic media employees he would have been in trouble from the minute his incompetent ass hit the chair behind the Resolute Desk. It was obvious from the start that he suffered from Narcissistic personality disorder. Media and his adoring Obamabots fed that so full he’s now stuffed with arrogance and a sense of his own perfection like a Christmas Goose.
White House Says Ransom Story is Right Wing Politics Of course it is.
Here’s Josh Ernest trying his best to obfuscate. And for once the White House Press Corpse is not allowing him to get away with it.
The Obama administration quietly shipped $400 million stacked on wooden pallets in an unmarked plane to Iran in January — just as Tehran was releasing four Americans who had been detained there, according to a report.
But there was nothing underhanded about this according to Obama.
Just as there was nothing wrong with his trading dangerous terrorists, 5 of them, for one American deserter in May of 2014. Bowe Bergdhal was later charged with desertion. Perhaps sending Iran $400 million dollars on skids wasn’t deemed worthy of a Rose Garden announcement. Especially considering how the whole Rose Garden fiasco thing worked out.
Again, Lucky Obama that the watch dog media is his lap dog media else they would have hounded him unmercifully. Instead they make excuses. Press Corps? I think not.
US officials said the money was simply part of settling the nearly 40-year-old debt under the terms of the historic nuclear agreement hammered out in 2015.
This President seems to like giving money to Iran. Or pretty much anything else they want. Has anyone every told him that his job is to protect and serve the Constitution and the people of the United States? Because he doesn’t seem to be aware of that.
“This break with long-standing US policy put a price on the head of Americans, and has led Iran to continue its illegal seizures” of Americans, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said.
Seems about right to me. What else is it when you give them money and they give you back your people. Ransom? Certainly not diplomacy. Certainly not smart negotiations.
After the money was paid in January, two Iranian-Americans have been held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. But that has nothing to do with the ransoms paid, once in Taliban terrorists and once in millions.
According to Obama the Obfuscator-in-Chief:
“We do not pay ransom for hostages — we’ve got a number of Americans being held around the world, and I meet with their families and its heartbreaking,” he said. “These families know we have a policy of not paying ransom. The notion that we would start now … even as we are looking into the faces of other hostage families … and say to them that we don’t pay ransom, defies logic.”
Logic? Obama? Guess he forgot about those 5 Taliban Terrorists traded for Bergdahl. Or else, gasp, he’s just plain lying again. I think his memory is fine. It’s his character that is lacking.
Imagine, in the near future we can look forward to being lied to by the “historic” Hillary Harpy. I’m sure that there must be some Democrats somewhere with character and conscience. I just haven’t seen any recently. I certainly don’t see one in the White House.
I wish I believed that Obama’s exit meant the end of an Imperial Presidency – I don’t. Will it be Her Royal Historic-ness next instead of His Royal Historic-ness? Or will it be Demented Don the Con?