The Iran Deal is smelling worse (and worser, yet) than a dead body in a 3 week-long restaurant dumpster in the Arizona summer sun, as Iranian boats continue their unchallenged game of chicken with our Navy vessels in Persian Gulf open waters…
The Obama administration had claimed the transfer and the prisoner release were unrelated events, but recently acknowledged the cash was used as leverage until the Americans were allowed to leave Iran. Congressional Republicans have accused the White House of paying ransom to Iran in exchange for the prisoners, a charge Obama has rejected.
On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., introduced bills that would bar such payments in the future.
“The U.S. government should not be in the business of negotiating with terrorists and paying ransom money in exchange for the release of American hostages,” Rubio said in a statement.
And it’s not just money… The cloak-and-dagger US payments to Iran: planes, cash and Swiss banks
Plain and simple, a cash ransom paid to a rogue state who will immediately use it to pay terrorists.https://t.co/X6SiEGzWTA
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 7, 2016
Not only was money spent ‘training’ this guy, but we will also be paying for the $3 Mil bounty: New ISIS Military Commander Was Trained by State Department as Recently as 2014