Trading Terrorists for Hostages?
Doesn’t McCarthy realize that long-standing American policies, such as not trading terrorists for hostages, are now a part of acceptable collateral damage? A larger mission, namely, appeasing Iran and attempting to more fully insinuate this country into the globalist infrastructure, for Obama and his sponsors, is vastly more important than silly concerns such as American policy or credibility.
I had been holding out for a long time for a super plush diplomatic appointment. Forget all that. Nothing tops being an Iranian diplomat. I’ll stick to pondering warm fuzzy ideas such as nuclear technology for all and how this might serve as a living laboratory (and grant money magnet) for Evolutionary Psychology theorists.
In Iran, it is no longer enough for a rickety regime, whose anti-American vitriol is its only vital sign, to rig the “democratic” process. This time, blatant electoral fraud was also required to mulct victory for the mullahs’ candidate. The chicanery ignited a popular revolt. But the brutal regime guessed right: The new American president would be supportive. So sympathetic is Obama to the mullahs’ grievances — so hostile to what he, like the regime, sees as America’s arrogant militarism — that he could be depended on to go as far as politics allowed to help the regime ride out the storm.
And so he has. Right now, politics will allow quite a lot: With unemployment creeping toward 10 percent, the auto industry nationalized, the stimulus revealed as history’s biggest redistribution racket (so far), and Democrats bent on heaping ruinous carbon taxes and socialized medicine atop an economy already crushed by tens of trillions in unfunded welfare-state liabilities, Iran is barely on anyone’s radar screen.
So Obama is pouring it on while his trusty media idles. When they are not looking the other way from the carnage in Iran’s streets, they are dutifully reporting — as the AP did — that the Irbil Five are mere “diplomats.” Obama frees a terrorist with the blood of American troops on his hands, and the press yawns. Senators Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl press for answers about the release of the terrorist and Obama’s abandonment of a decades-old American policy against trading terrorists for hostages, and the silence is deafening.