If you define “ransom” as “a payment exchanged contingent on the release of a hostage” then you find yourself forced to admit that President Obama lied last week when he aggressively denied (and was irked at the question) that he paid Iran a $400 million ransom for the return of 4 hostages. Today, The State Department’s spokesperson John Kirby told the truth that the Iran payment was contingent on the prisoner release… but of course spun this ‘ransom’ payment as masterful diplomacy “deliberately leveraging the moment.” Read more.
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