Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Second Honor

Iran handed out medals for capturing our sailors in the Gulf:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said Iran should remain wary of its arch-enemy the United States even after a landmark accord over Tehran's nuclear program, awarded the Fath (Victory) medal to the head of the navy of the Revolutionary Guards and four commanders involved in the seizure of two U.S. Navy boats.

Huh. A Victory medal for a rescue mission? That's what we said it was, recall.

I guess the Proclamation of Gratitude from Kerry wasn't enough of an honor.

UPDATE: Reset!

The head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy said Monday that if the U.S. seeks to humiliate Iran, the IRGC would release footage of ten U.S. sailors detained last month that is much more embarrassing than images released earlier.

Feel the responsible regional partnership growing!

And this, by the worst Secretary of State in living memory, really sticks in my craw (whoa, where the heck did that expression come from?):

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry both declared themselves angry about the images publicized by Iran – although Kerry also said their release came from the IRGC, not from the foreign ministry. [emphasis added]

So since the Revolutionary Guards released the footage, it doesn't count?

Does that mean if our Air Force bombs Iran, we can say, well, the bomb releases were from the Air Force and not the State Department, so stop your whining?

The eagerness to make excuses for murderous, evil swine is strong in Kerry.