This week, President Obama wagged a finger at CBS News’ Major Garrett for daring to ask why Americans being held in Iran weren’t included in the nuke deal with Tehran.

The White House’s meandering attempt to come up with an answer to that question has resulted in this pitiful spin:

Yeah, right. As if tying hostage release to the Iran deal would have meant an automatic life sentence for the imprisoned if an agreement wasn’t reached.

Keep on reaching, Obama admin!