A reminder from the archives from Nice Deb
What you can expect when our nation's president dislikes and is embarrassed by America. But the left acts as if this never happened.America under Democrats has become a third-world country, run by a third-world administration. TD"Congressman: Iran’s Treatment of U.S. Sailors Much Worse Than Reported"
. . . "Obama at least was disciplined. He went on to deliver his SOTU speech without mentioning the unwelcome distraction from his message.
"The Obama administration went on to frame the entire situation as an example of their deftness at international diplomacy.
Essentially, the White House said, two American boats simultaneously broke down and floated into Iranian waters, at which point the IRG generously towed them to Farsi Island, provided the crew shelter, and then returned them. “Ten US Navy Sailors safely returned to US custody today, after departing Iran,” reported the US Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office. “There are no indications that the Sailors were harmed during their brief detention…The Navy will investigate the circumstances that led to the Sailors’ presence in Iran.”. . .Secretary of Defense Ash Carter :I am pleased that ten US Navy sailors have departed Iran and are now back in US hands. I want to personally thank Secretary of State John Kerry for his diplomatic engagement with Iran to secure our sailors’ swift return. . . .Vice President Joe Biden was even more glowing:No, there was no apology, there was [nothing] to apologize for. When you have a problem with a boat, do you apologize the boat had a problem? No, and there was no looking for any apology. This was just standard nautical practice…The Iranians picked up both boats, as we have picked up Iranian boats that needed to be rescued [and then] released them like, you know, ordinary nations would do. That’s the way nations should deal with one another. That’s why it’s important to have channels open.
"Now, of course, news is leaking out that these scoundrels were lying their asses off as usual. Rep. Forbes suggests that Iran’s treatment of the U.S. sailors “may have been much worse than what has been publicly reported.' ”