Because the Obama Administration said America was very, very sorry, Iran has released the ten sailors they detained Tuesday after their broken-down boat drifted near Iranian waters.
And because America is ever so sorry, the benevolent Iranian Revolutionary Guard decided to release the ten U.S. Navy sailors.
Iran demanded it. And Barack Obama gave it to them.
We don’t know precisely how the apology was worded, but we’re sure it was sufficiently groveling.
Because that’s what America does, right? Rather than demand that our sailors be returned immediately (not to mention they shouldn’t have been detained in the first place) – rather than tell the outlaw Iranian regime that there would be hell to pay if the ten men and women weren’t in American custody yesterday, rather than immediately rip up the dangerous and idiotic nuclear deal we signed with them, in Barack Obama’s America, we said we were sorry.
What we should be sorry for is that the countries who rely on America’s leadership have to witness our submissive and obedient compliance with Iranian demands for anything.
The sailors – and their vessel – were captured by Iranian forces after it drifted too close to Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf.
Iran accused the sailors of “unprofessional acts” and they were summarily interrogated. But only after the United States said sorry were they released.
Delivering the apology was Secretary of State John Kerry, who apparently thought this was a totally cool thing to do.
Kerry had contacted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif over the incident.
Giving his assessment of the talks, Gen Fadavi said “Mr Zarif had a firm stance, saying that they were in our territorial waters and should not have been, and saying that they [the US] should apologize”.
“This has been done and it will not take long, and the naval force, according to its hierarchy, will act immediately upon the orders it receives,” he added.
Thank you, Islamic Republic of Iran, for releasing our sailors. Thank you for accepting Barack Obama’s apology.
Enjoy the sycophantic platitudes while you can. See, it won’t be long before someone else is in the White House and I doubt we’ll do a lot of groveling then.
About Robert Gehl
Robert Gehl is a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 15 years journalism experience, including two Associated Press awards. He lives in Glendale with his wife and two young children.