Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealing information that nation’s intelligence operatives uncovered in Iran indicated that the nuclear deal was “based on lies.” However, former Obama advisers are starting to push back. Here’s a former special assistant to Obama trying to downplay the information Netanyahu revealed today:
For those who have followed the Iranian nuclear file, there is nothing new in Bibi's presentation. All it does is vindicate need for the nuclear deal
But the Israeli prime minister has an audience of one: Trump
And he's unfortunately unlikely to reach the same conclusion.
— Rob Malley (@Rob_Malley) April 30, 2018
Wait… hold on, we got dizzy there for a second trying to figure out how that’s supposed to vindicate the Obama administration:
Obama official says the administration apparently knew Iran violated the deal by lying. And that's … the defense. https://t.co/hVNVktrig8
— Abe Greenwald (@AbeGreenwald) April 30, 2018
They really are running with "we knew they would cheat, that's why the deal is so important!" https://t.co/VLOjH797LQ
— Notorious Augusto P (@GenAugustoP) April 30, 2018
Wow, you already had prove positive that the nuclear deal was based on a dangerous lie, that Iran lied about its weaponization program and instead archived it for future use? You should have shared this with the rest of us. And why then do you still support the sunset clause?
— Daniel Schwammenthal (@DSchwammenthal) April 30, 2018
See? Same response as Zarif.
It also admits Obama and team knew Iran was lying then and didn't care. Just wanted a vapid accomplishment while the next Presidents would have to deal with consequences. https://t.co/fCJM1aWZFE
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 30, 2018
Malley’s definitely not providing the defense of Obama he thinks he is.
I know you guys don't like words from this particular language, but I commend the world-historical level of chutzpah in this tweet. https://t.co/dBLOtouRWY
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) April 30, 2018
The fact that they are ignoring the deal is proof that we really need this deal that they are ignoring.
Do you even listen to yourself?
— Aaron Henager (@AaronHenager1) April 30, 2018
"Hello, Obama staffer here. Of course they were violating the deal. That's why we made it." Beyond parody. https://t.co/FEG54NJ7ll
— Rancor Keeper (@Mama_kili) April 30, 2018
I'd love for one of these ObamaBros to point us to which Obama official included this in his presentation about what the Iran Deal would accomplish. https://t.co/P6b5k2IGhz
— Mo Mo (@molratty) April 30, 2018
"We need the deal because Iran lies" Is a far cry from Ben Rhodes assuring us all that they would honor the deal.
How stupid do you think ppl are? https://t.co/f0wrrmBMEZ
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) April 30, 2018
I'm curious how many years of training it took to achieve this level of stupidity. https://t.co/okXtzx1qyB
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) April 30, 2018
Somebody’s reached EXPERT level.