Today is the third anniversary of a particularly proud moment US history in which our President Obama smashed Pablo Escobar’s personal record for most cash plastic-wrapped on shipping palettes in a single delivery. Four hundred million dollars in mixed currencies arrived in Tehran at the same time that the departure of a plane with four Americans held hostage was coincidentally delayed.
Critics of Mr. Obama said that this was a cash-for-hostages arrangement. However, in fairness, the Obama Administration had already agreed to surrender $1.7 billion in frozen funds in exchange for Iran’s acceptance of the US dropping all sanctions and leverage of any kind over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. (Is John Kerry a tough-minded genius or what?)More