Breaking reports that Iran fired on a U.S. drone in the Persian Gulf.

Reports indicate this happened last week.

Gee, wonder why this was kept silent?

Twitchy will monitor and update with developments.

Update: Twitter users react to the news that this information was held until after the election. By the most transparent administration EVAH.

Not surprising at all. It also would not be surprising if some media outlets knew ahead of time and sat on it.

Another 3:00 a.m. phone call. And Obama was again too busy campaigning and canoodling.

Hey, maybe he’ll blame this on a crappy Youtube video, too.

Update: Iran’s actions are not being referred to as an “act of war”:

Of course. Just a little friendly fire from Iran at a drone that was not in Iranian airspace.

And here’s the Defense Department’s explanation for keeping the story quiet before the election: