Though a spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard denied that Iran was conducting naval drills at the time, an unclassified video released in January shows Iran firing rockets within 1,500 yards of two U.S. ships, an incident one spokesman called “highly provocative.”

Also highly provocative was the capture and arrest of 10 U.S. sailors, who were released after a publicity photo shoot with rifles to their heads and a night in prison. Secretary of State John Kerry later said how “appreciative” he was of the sailors’ humane treatment and the “testament” to the power of diplomacy that was their safe release.

If any of that bothers you, don’t let it. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says that the Iran deal is working. No nuke, no foul, right?

Let’s not get hung up on a $50 billion rounding error.

  • Andrew

    The problem isn’t that Iran is going to build a bomb tomorrow. The problem is that in ten years they can claim they have fulfilled their end of the agreement, shut every one of those cameras off, and use their $100 billion (or whatever it turns out to be after all the “rounding errors” are “corrected) to build as many bombs as they want.

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      Their hatred for Israel and the West goes back hundreds, if not thousands of years. What’s ten more compared to that?

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Well, actually, we had good relations with Iran under the Shah. It’s when the radicals from Qom came that problems started.

    • DwellsInFire

      It may be too late if we’re to believe headlines that have been coming out over the years like “Ukraine May Have Sold 250 Nuclear Warheads To Iran” – “All evidence suggests Iran already has nuclear warheads” – “North Korea: Iran’s Pathway to a Nuclear Weapon” and so on.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Or they could just get a months worth of video feed and loop it.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      That’s the best case scenario. Thanks to DP losers and their comrades.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Check it out! The Iran Deal has a Multimedia Designer (Carly Wilkins) – ensuring their Uranium enrichment is done with flair and panache.

  • Karla1953

    Sorry I cannot take anyone seriously that sports a page boy coif………………..j/s

    • CVN65

      Seriously. Why does the BHO admin seem to be filled with people concerned with looking hip or young? I want serious adults in those positions. In some of them anyway. I want the entire DOE wiped from the Earth. Any necessary nuclear stuff to be handled by a much smaller DHS.

  • Jake Wilde

    Reading his twitter feed made me want to puke at all the idiots that think it made us safer.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    You can’t fix that kind of stupid, and that kind of stupid is in charge of the country for now.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Smart Power!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    That lame-ass graphic and the Iran Deal as a whole are the kind of crap that Hillary insisted she was for and that Republicans were against. Remember that.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Oh, c’mon, even Donald “let’s not be hasty tearing up the Iran Deal” Trump wouldn’t fall for that line of B.S..

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied
    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      He was more honest than this Administration.

      • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

        Right!? Sure there was always the disclaimer, but there was still more truth in his lies than in today’s politicians.

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          I loved the one that said *If you have $4,995.95 in quarters.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      He’s racing a round. Heh heh.

  • bluewaternavy

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I recall hearing that there was to be advance notice before any inspections take place?

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      up to 30 days notice.

  • unknown
    • nomorelies343

      “Cool clock, Ali!”

  • constitutionminded

    EX is the unknown quantity and SPURT is just a little drip. By definition.

  • Uncle Sporkums

    Mr. Secretary, your hair is just as ridiculous looking as your BS excuses.

    • Mark81150 school of the Duke

      he kinda looks like a Bond villain from the silly assed Roger Moore Bond films…
      .
      definitely not the far cooler Sean Connery ones…
      .
      and I have not seen any made after Moonraker.. that trauma is best forgotten.. Jaws was ok.. just not the rest of it.

      • Uncle Sporkums

        Exactly.

  • Canned Heat

    From a guy sporting a Lord Fauntleroy HairBob and a Cheshire Cat grin.

  • Ronald Green

    How much does anyone want to bet that the Iranians built another facility and had it built before they “agreed” to stop? Anyone?

  • globalcrap

    With O Bogus, and socialist Kerry in charge, the bombs are probably already built.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    90% increase in 0.0 is still 0.0

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Well, in that case, I suggest we do 180 percent more observations!

      • JayWye

        “double secret probation”…..

  • Jonas Blane ll

    For 15 yrs Bibi and other neocons have been saying that Iran is just one year away from the bomb. Enough with the lies.

  • ROMEBURNS

    They treat us like we’re a bunch of five year olds .

  • akatom3565

    I will believe him the day he answers questions hooked up to a lie detector

  • Notforprofit

    Why bother building one, we gave them the money to buy one.

  • mathewsjw

    because it worked so well for North Korea… energy.gov and Energy Sec are Certifiably INSANE

  • Stuck_in_Ca√→

    Don’t forget the extensive tests on the dirt the Iranians send you.

  • JayWye

    by this time,the Iranians have moved enough 20% HEU to some other still-secret site to be raised to weapons-grade and machined into bomb components,so they don’t need to worry about IAEA monitoring.
    Heck,Iran has probably removed several bombs worth of plutonium from the first set of Busheir fuel rods,that they ran just long enough to optimize Pu production in them.
    Since Iran WAS able to build the entire Fordow facility and 1000s of centrifuges without the IAEA finding out,I’m not counting on their “monitoring” of Iran’s nuclear activities.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    They really think that the voting public is extremely stupid. How do we know?

    https://knowwhatyouthink.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/jonathan-gruber-quote-aca.jpg

    • Joycey

      We are what Karl Marx referred to as the dumbmasses. In the megalomaniac minds of this world.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    And again, what is with the freaking hair with these leftist loons?

    • Mark81150 school of the Duke

      a reputable hairdresser or barber would do him a favor when he asked for that look..
      .
      “um.. dude…. no… just,… no”

  • whatev…✓ yo’self.

    Are the cameras mobile? Are we sure they aren’t building nukes in the area behind them, or the next room over?

  • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

    Everyone knows Moniz is an over educated idiot who knows all about theoretical physics and nothing about our enemies. But what’s with the Granny Smith hairstyle? He looks like he’s trying to channel his inner Elizabeth Warren!

  • Joycey

    Isn’t Moniz the boss on IT CROWD? Where does OBAMA find the duds?

    • Joycey

      He must have binders full of them.

  • bifski

    can’t wait til these traitors are held accountable

  • ToyZebra

    And one day when they do announce they have nukes, you’ll be retired hoping no one remembers your name.

  • Hannibal

    Moniz: “We have a very good early warning system in place for knowing when Iran has a nuke. Every morning I call Tel Aviv and when I don’t get an answer, we will know Iran has the bomb”.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Why are liberals so trusting when it comes to Muslims who are way WAY more to the right than TEA PARTY Christians but come after Christians like lightning.

  • setnaffa

    Indict him, too.

  • tverle

    Letting those inspectors in at any time certainly worked with Iraq…..glad we’re using that again. /s

  • Laurel

    Moniz looks like an escaped Munchkin.

  • David

    Who is that strange looking woman wearing a necktie and talking about Iran’s nuclear capabilities?

  • Hashtag pundit

    90% of 0 is still 0.