Earlier this afternoon, during a press conference in which he vigorously defended the new nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama took CBS News reporter Major Garrett to task when Garrett raised the fate of Americans still held in captivity in Iran:
“The notion that I am content, as I celebrate, with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails — Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better,” Obama said, adding: “I’ve met with the families of some of those folks, and nobody’s content.”
The president said teams are working “diligently” to free them, but said tying their freedom to negotiations could create an incentive for Iran to use American prisoners as leverage for concessions.
The fact that Obama would enter into nuclear negotiations with a country that is holding Americans captive speaks volumes about his judgment or lack thereof. It is President Obama who should know better.