Monday, December 18, 2017

How Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

Politico describes how Obama allowed Hezbollah to persist with trafficking cocaine into the United States to keep his Iran deal unimpeded.

The story is long and deep and detailed. And that Politico would write such a thing is mind-blowing in itself. Right there is another whole story for discussion.

This item was noticed on Legal Insurrection where Willian Jacobson summarizes nicely. He pulls the best bits.

That's all you're having here or else this would go on for ten printed pages. Except to mention, when I bother to turn off my protection from Facebook and reload to read Politico comments, I'm always disappointed by their low quality. They sound like Washington Post commenters, I form of picture of people who live in Washington, or  at least in the corridor, intensely interested in politics but too partisan too strictly narrow minded to allow a whole picture. While the commenters at Legal Insurrection are always reliably well-rounded, deeply informed and interesting.

Through it all I have a lingering question for which you probably have an immediate answer, why would a president do something like this?

The story is dreadful in its details.  Maybe not so suitable for such tender light-hearted blissfully unconcerned souls such as yourselves. (Joke)  


Amartel said...

Man of the people*!

* other than American people.**

**. Because Justice***.

*** Equity.****

****FREE STUFF!!!!!

AllenS said...

It's as if Obama wasn't on our side.

edutcher said...

Sounds like that would be a felony.

Love the way Team Jacobson puts it

We knew Obama was willing to sacrifice Israelis for the deal, now we know he was willing to sacrifice Americans too.

If that comes as a surprise, you weren't paying attention.

Lem the misspeller said...

This should be getting more play in the mainstream media. But they are too busy spouting fake news.

Amartel said...

He's the Man of the People.
Just not the American People.
Not just the American People.
Sorry, Americans. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made, for the greater good.

Methadras said...

Wow, just when you think that the level of seditious treachery couldn't go any lower. Why is Obama not a dead man yet I wonder? He basically fucked this country and its citizens in a way that will leave a mark for generations. Even Trump/Pence will have an uphill battle to mend it.