Monday, November 25, 2013

Iran - A Critical Distraction

Just when the administration is getting it's collective posterior handed to it in the polls, comes an ooooutraaageous bit of 'DistractaConservative' catnip -
The United States released $8 billion in frozen assets to Iran on Sunday in a move meant to ensure Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear pact signed over the weekend, according to top Iranian officials.

Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht confirmed on Monday morning that the U.S. government had unfrozen $8 billion in assets that had been previously blocked by the Obama administration.

The confirmation followed multiple reports of the release on Sunday in the Arab and Iranian news outlets.

Iran will be provided with about $7 billion in sanctions relief, gold, and oil sales under a nuclear deal inked late Saturday in Geneva with Western nations.

Iranian officials lauded the deal as a path to opening up greater trade relations between Iran and the world.

Instantly the pundisphere exploded with commentary, memes and general outrage that the Axis of Evil could be getting one over on the American people. Mass finger wag ensued as palpable utterances of 'This administration...' could be heard echoing across the virtual halls.

Congratulations conservatives, you just bit on the bait.