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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Mendacity* Behind Obama's Mockery of the Cash-for-Iran Story

Mendacity  1. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness.  2. lie; a falsehood.

Claudia Rosette
"It is not at all clear to me why it is that cash, as opposed to a check or wire transfer, has made this into a news story."   -- President Barack Obama, Pentagon Press Conference, August 4, 2016
 

"Thus did President Obama scold those who are now asking why his administration secretly airlifted $400 million worth of cash to Iran this past January, just as Iran was releasing four American prisoners. By Obama's account, there's nothing to see here. Not only did Obama deny, despite the striking coincidence of timing, that the payment was a ransom. He also mocked anyone who might see the story of the cash itself as troubling news, or newsworthy at all. Obama dismissed such reactions as "the manufacturing of outrage in a story that we disclosed in January."

"Welcome, once again, to the vertigo of the Obama "narrative," in which the priority of his "most transparent" administration is not to deal honestly with the American public, but to spin a web of half truths, enmeshed in complexities, to cover up highly questionable uses of power -- and then, if caught red-handed, use the bully pulpit to deride and dismiss the critics." . . .
Photo added, TD
5. Finally, there's the ugly matter of Obama belittling anyone who might question or criticize his cash payola for Iran. . .  It's even worse when the president, caught out by the press, chooses to defend himself by denigrating the reporters, and his fellow citizens generally, as sensation-seeking fools. The best retort by now, no matter what the presidential mockery, is don't stop following the money. 

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