When asked about the open letter by Senate Republicans to Iran's leaders, President Obama quipped, "I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition."
To paraphrase President Reagan, "Well, there he goes again." Once again, Obama is erecting strawmen. It is reminiscient of when Obama told Congressional Republicans in 2011 that the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was "somebody no one should want to defend" and a "cause celebre" for Republicans when the GOP had the temerity to want to have a say in any military incursion in Libya.