I don’t want to say I told you so when it came to the Iran ransom deal…so I’m just going to link to Cut Deals? Well, This is What Iran is Doing to Our Navy Now… Don’t forget that time when Iran Thanked President Obama with Graphic Violent Tweet. Just for good measure, also remember that time a past President made a similar foreign policy mistake.
But – and again, not to say I told you so – but paying a $400 million ransom to Iran, at the same time hostages are released, makes all of our political leadership look even worse. Even MSNBC agrees…
“Come on, it’s a ransom favor!” Scarborough said.
Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, claimed that it was not technically a ransom payment, but also had criticism for how the payment was made.
“The tight orchestration, it couldn’t be made to look worse,” Haass said.
Scarborough later returned to Haass about the payment.
“Is it legal to pay $400 million, to hold $400 million on a plane and say, in effect, as we did to them, ‘I don’t care what anybody says, you release our prisoners and we’ll give you $400 million, but you’re not getting the $400 million until our prisoners are released?’” Scarborough asked.
That sounds like paying a ransom to me.
As the expression goes, if it looks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s probably not Lena Dunham. It’s probably a duck. Regardless of society’s identity constructs as to what a duck looks and sounds like. Stop being so judgemental and anti-duck already. You quack.
Maybe the $400 million identified as a duck, though. How can we know what the pallet of cash was feeling at the time of its delivery? Let us not judge the self-identification qualities of the not-ransom given to Iran for not-releasing hostages.
Because how can this be anything other than a ransom payment? To a country with known ties to terrorists. To a country which wants to blow Western civilization off the face of the planet. Any and all excuses the Obama admin will give here sound lame and desperate. It’s a ransom. They got caught. Now they’re trying to spin it but failing epically.
We’re now living in a country where our political “leaders” are paying off corrupt, terrorist regimes. The same Obama administration is releasing actual terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. But you can’t be trusted with guns. Stop that. Sleep tight, America.
Also, to anyone who knows what “paying a ransom” is or means…