Quid Quo, Bro

We’re still on summer break for a few more weeks, and I’ve been paying little attention to the news. One thing that did catch my eye, though, was the emerging story of the Obama administration’s $400-million ransom payment to Iran a while back — paid in a great pile of foreign currency, and brought in on an unmarked airplane. (Tehran waited for it to arrive before releasing the hostages.)

I figured that the legal scholar Andrew McCarthy would have something to say about this fishy-sounding payoff, and about Mr. Obama’s tortuous explanation of how there was of course nothing to see here, folks. And sure enough, he published an analysis back on August 6th. Read it here.

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4 Comments

  1. JK says

    Far simpler explanation than Mr. McCarthy would have us think.

    Obama couldn’t connect to Dennis Hastert’s phone number and Hillary’s bagman was double parked at 200 West Street 10282.

    Posted August 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Permalink
  2. jwm says

    Quick note here. First I enjoy your writing tremendously. Second. The NRO link has a full page browser hijack ad that caused Firefox to crash.

    JWM

    Posted August 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Thanks for the kind words, jwm. Sorry about your browser.

    Posted August 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  4. JK says

    A cautionary tale or, something else?

    http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=125

    Posted August 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink