Back when details from Obama’s nuclear deal went in public only few democrats could defend it. And as I can remember even then more and more people were sure that the deal with Iran was horrible.
This is the same reason why now, Donald Trump is proving himself to be powerful and rightful negotiator. Even while the campaign was on, he explained the problems with Obama’s deals no matter if they were for free trade or foreign policy.
However, Obama’s poor handling of Iran goes back before that fateful deal. Now it is being revealed that paying out billions of dollars to that Islamic dictatorship for years.
Adam Kredo reports:
The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash transfers to Iran—including a $1.7 billion cash payment included in a ransom to free Americans—sheds further light on the White House’s back room dealings to bolster Iran’s economy and preserve the Iran nuclear agreement.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi (…) disclosed that the $10 billion figure just scratches the surface of the total amount given to Iran by the United States over the past several years. The $10 billion figure is actually a “stingy” estimate, Ghasemi claimed.
Perhaps there would be some rationale behind it if the money was targeted to providing humanitarian aid (although even that would be dubious.) However, a research analyst for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told:
“At the macro level, all of this continues to prove one larger point: The way the Iran deal was handled and the provision of sanctions relief during and after the talks that led to the nuclear accord continues to create problems for those interested in defending the integrity of the international financial system.”