It turns out that the State Department knew of a kidnap threat from “an Iran-backed Shiite militia” that was trying to abduct Americans working in Iraq, but hoped that our new peace-partner Iran would do something to keep that from happening.

Key word is “hoped,” as in that was the actual strategy to prevent it from happening:

Wow. “Hope” is literally America’s foreign policy now:

The Washington Post reported that the Americans were abducted while visiting a known brothel, but that’s not been confirmed:

The search continues:

Related:

Report: 3 Americans missing after kidnapping in Iraq