Major Garrett asked Obama, yesterday, “Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscience of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?”
“I’ve got to give you credit Major for how you craft those questions,” Obama said in response. “The notion that I’m content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails,” he added, taking a pause (a very long and disgusted-looking pause). “Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better.”
So, while some say Obama has been trying to get the Americans out, he’s not working too hard at it. He said “Now, if the question is why we did not tie the negotiations to their release, think about the logic that that creates. Suddenly Iran realizes, ‘You know what? Maybe we can get additional concessions out of the Americans by holding these individuals.’”
Z: Because of that, I’d have pushed even harder to get them out, AND he’s been saying he’s been trying hard to get them out so this isn’t some new negotiation tactic, it’s not new to anybody, supposedly……I’d have thought that would be a reason for Obama to push even harder to get them out, but maybe that’s just me. Maybe I’m just plain reading that wrong, but I don’t think so. Wait, so if we don’t get them out, Iran can use them for leverage, so that’s why we’re not pushing hard? like “That’s not negotiable; we want our prisoners out before we go any further…”
So, apparently, Obama’s really quite upset about these poor Americans languishing in horrid Iranian prisons. Obama doesn’t want anybody in prison…..well, that’s abundantly clear……..because Obama’s pardoned 46 non-violent prisoners from our prisons…they’re getting out.
Here are mine: #($*&(%*y^)$)*($^)$%*_(&*#$)(*#)(*
you may quote me.
By the way:
I don’t totally disagree with pardoning these people, and the letter’s a nice one, if a bit ‘preachy’………….but the irony of the PRISONER situation irony didn’t escape my notice.