The Corner

241 Americans Killed . . . Can’t Quite Remember Who Killed Them

A very important piece from Barry Rubin, who does many of them. The bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut back in the ’80s was noted by the White House, but there is no mention of the killers: Iran and Syria, via their creation, Hezbollah.

Yes, it’s craven. But it’s what happens when you put “the deal” in front of dignity. Paradoxically, the president would have a better chance of making his deal if he regularly told the truth about the Iranian regime, and stood by the country’s people. Airbrushing them out of major historical events only convinces them that they can get away with anything.

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...