PRESIDENT SNIPES AT REPORTER: “YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER”
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama got a little testy this week when a national reporter dared to question part of his recently concluded nuclear dear with Iran (you know, the deal “Republicans” in Congress have already caved on).
For the record, we don’t especially care about this issue because – unlike the federal government – we don’t jump when Israel says “how high.”
Still, it’s a big deal to a lot of people (and it’s going to be a big deal on the 2016 campaign trail) … and we oppose the agreement for the simple reason that it’s going to cost U.S. taxpayers money.
Anyway, during a rare news conference this week Obama was questioned by CBS reporter Major Garrett about one particular component of the negotiations – namely his failure to secure the release of four Americans currently being held in Iran.
“As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown,” Garrett said. “Can you tell the country, Sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscience of this nation and the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?”
Obama bristled …
“I gotta give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions,” he responded. “The notion that I’m content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails. Major, that’s nonsense and you should know better.”
Actually, Garrett is just doing his job. Obama is the one who should have known better than to cut a weak deal that included leaving those Americans “languishing.”
Again, we’ve never bought into the Iran scaremongering. Nor do we especially give a damn what happens to Israel – a nation which, to borrow a line from Aaron Sorkin, “rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom (U.S. taxpayers) provide, and then questions the manner in which (they) provide it.”
But whatever you think of Iran, Obama’s “deal” clearly fell short on a wide array of fronts (including its failure to secure the release of these prisoners). And judging by his snippy response to this reporter, Obama knows it.