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This Skilled Story Teller Duped America into Passing Iran Deal

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The Obama administration cooked up a phony story to sell Americans on the Iranian nuke deal, lying that US officials were dealing with “moderates” in the Islamic theocracy who could be trusted to keep their word, it was reported Thursday.
In a revealing article posted on the New York Times website, President Obama’s foreign-policy guru Ben Rhodes bragged about how he helped create the false narrative because the public would not have accepted the deal had it known that Iranian hard-liners were still calling the shots.
This skilled storyteller duped America into passing Iran deal | New York Post

And he whispers to Medvedev (picked up by a hot mic) that he can deal after the election...

Calling these tools The Anti-American Party is too kind.

And their followers... Face palm, followed by a bitch slap.

And Trump is a threat... (Rolling eyes)...
 
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And he whispers to Medvedev (picked up by a hot mic) that he can deal after the election...

Calling these tools The Anti-American Party is too kind.

And their followers... Face palm, followed by a bitch slap.

And Trump is a threat... (Rolling eyes)...



"Rhodes’s innovative campaign to sell the Iran deal is likely to be a model for how future administrations explain foreign policy to Congress and the public. The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country — was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal. Even where the particulars of that story are true, the implications that readers and viewers are encouraged to take away from those particulars are often misleading or false."



Unbelievable.
 

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You know, when it is exposed that the Administration manufactured the story behind the Iran deal out of whole cloth it is a laughable defense to post an article that says the Administration verified that Iran was complying with the deal. :roll:

My reading of the story indicates that the only fabrications were that the Obama administration started to negotiate after the moderates took to the office, when in fact they started to reach out several years earlier, and that the moderates were, in fact, in charge and could be classified as moderates and that these moderates could be trusted to uphold their side of the deal.

My article notes that they did, in fact, hold up their end of the deal regardless of whether the start of the deal pre-dated the narrative by a few years or whether the "moderates" expected to uphold their end of the deal actually were moderates who could be expected to uphold their end of the deal.

If you want to make the argument that the verification, done by US and European representatives, should be questioned and you want to go investigate Iran's nuclear sites - feel free.
 

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"Rhodes’s innovative campaign to sell the Iran deal is likely to be a model for how future administrations explain foreign policy to Congress and the public. The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country — was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal. Even where the particulars of that story are true, the implications that readers and viewers are encouraged to take away from those particulars are often misleading or false."



Unbelievable.
Treason.
 

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And now the Washington Post is joining in on the story and Ben Rhodes continues to amaze:

"Rhodes, 38, said in the article that it was easy to shape a favorable impression of the proposed agreement because of the inexperience of many of those covering the issue.

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”"


And of course WaPo hides this in their STYLE section.... :roll:
 

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My reading of the story indicates that the only fabrications were that the Obama administration started to negotiate after the moderates took to the office, when in fact they started to reach out several years earlier, and that the moderates were, in fact, in charge and could be classified as moderates and that these moderates could be trusted to uphold their side of the deal.

My article notes that they did, in fact, hold up their end of the deal regardless of whether the start of the deal pre-dated the narrative by a few years or whether the "moderates" expected to uphold their end of the deal actually were moderates who could be expected to uphold their end of the deal.

If you want to make the argument that the verification, done by US and European representatives, should be questioned and you want to go investigate Iran's nuclear sites - feel free.

Except that isn't what it said. Part of the lie was that he had only begun negotiation when "moderates" took office, the other half of the lie was that the election of Rhouhani marked a split in the Iranian regime between hard-liners and moderates. This was not the case.

This further accentuates the WaPo story that the White House was feeding the national media the talking points on international affairs, rather than the assumption that the fourth estate was doing its job to corroborate White House claims.
 

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I'll start to take threads like this at least half-seriously when I see committed Obama detractors laying out highly detailed plan explaining what they would do to stop Iran from developing the bomb, why it would stop Iran developing the bomb, and why it is worth the cost in blood/treasure.

(Rolling eyes)

Yup
 

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I'll start to take threads like this at least half-seriously when I see committed Obama detractors laying out highly detailed plan explaining what they would do to stop Iran from developing the bomb, why it would stop Iran developing the bomb, and why it is worth the cost in blood/treasure.



Yup

One thing we wouldn't have done is lie to the American people about the terms of the deal and at the same time give Iran the whole show.

Iran got 150 million bucks. What did we get?
 

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You know, when it is exposed that the Administration manufactured the story behind the Iran deal out of whole cloth it is a laughable defense to post an article that says the Administration verified that Iran was complying with the deal. :roll:

Thats what the IAEA is for is it not? and what the Iranians have agreed to do is go above and beyond the restrictions they are allready obliged to follow under the NPT, something that we are not even following ourselves. As far as i can tell the Iranians are being more than reasonable.
 
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