As stated by J.D. Hayworth: Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest, (view video) and I don’t think there’s ever been someone more appropriately named. Think of that name, Josh Earnest, joking about sincerity. So that’s the explanation today about the ransom, the ransom the Obama Administration paid out, $400 million dollars given to Iran. You heard Josh Earnest say it was a part of a longstanding financial dispute, even though those American hostages mentioned, or prisoners, were released about the same time that money was given over to the Iranians. Let’s discuss it now with an award-winning panel. I’ll grant them awards of being just all around great guys, first Skyping in from Holland, Michigan, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, my old pal from the Hill. Pete’s currently a Shillman Senior Fellow for the Investigative Project on Terrorism. He’s also the author of the book ‘Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya.’ And joining us from Newsmax Washington, retired Army Colonel Patrick Murray. He served in Iraq, Russia and at the United Nations. Patrick is the author of the book ‘Government Is the Problem.’ Donald Trump, gentleman, weighed in on this via Twitter. Let’s take a look at what he had to say. He tweeted, ‘Our incompetent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was the one who started talks to give $400 million dollars, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!’ And we see the tweet right there. Now Pete, typically when lawyers get this going on, it wasn’t exactly $400 million dollars. All sorts of different currency, all different denominations, but the bottom line is it was a payoff. It was a ransom, correct?
raradiolistening celebrates the freedom of the hostages, not the ransom payment. The payment places Americans abroad at greater risk of capture and torture, we do not condone “release for payment” politics. Send in the Seals and slaughter the captors is the preferred method.