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Iran Lied, Our Government Knew It, and Pretended Otherwise

Wow. Since January, we’ve sought re-engagement with Iran, soft-pedaled criticism of a brutal crackdown of Iranian civilians, and scuttled missile defense…

… and now we learn that they’ve been hiding a second nuclear facility the whole time, and that the U.S. government and its allies have known about this facility for a number of years, and we’ve pretended, in pursuing this re-engagement, that they could be trusted. And for months, we’ve made outreach after outreach, all aimed at establishing a relationship of trust with a government that lied to us, and continues to lie to us.

Way to go, Mr. President. Although I guess the Iranians’ disinterest in the embassy Fourth of July parties makes more sense now, huh?


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