The Obama Administration, please take an extended bow for actualizing stellar diplomacy to free five Americans and ten US military personnel from Iran’s detention. “We the people” voted, in two elections, to solve difficult foreign quagmires utilizing negotiations instead of rolling out tanks and sacrificing soldiers. Forty years ago, today’s anguish was fueled by military aggression. Both nations walked this path down the years to our current enmity. Only our willingness to envision compromise, that began with last summer’s nuclear deal, is it possible for our sisters and brother to return home.
Remember, this glorious celebration of freedom won, is unilaterally attributed to the support from the Democratic party. Republican politicians along with their 2016 candidates allied with Islamic Republic’s military and theocratic hardliners opposing the 36 year thaw engendered in the spirit of the Iran deal. Undermining US foreign policy, floats dubious ally, Israel, consistently subverting our national interests and purchasing GOP American senators. Worst, unrepentant conservatives vigorously assert their preference to military action, at the expense of American causalities rather than cede credence to Obama Administration officials. And cowardly buffoons, Rubio and draft-dodger Trump, delude themselves into perceiving their cantankerous whining is substantive beyond noise pollution and inflaming the situation.
The faux patriotism from the right is again a stark contradiction predicated on partisan politics and the hatred of the 44th President. We witness the repeated obsession disavowing Mr. Obama and ALL the amazing achievements the administration proffers. It is a sickness contrasting the difference between progressive determination butting against ill conservative inaction. No, the parties are not alike, and their similarities intersect at sharing the same geography. Democrats, liberals want to improve the quality of all our realities. From their side chair pusillanimity, the GOP boasts an unconscionable willingness of sacrificing others while skirting the same sacrifices and rules. They’re drowned in demagogy and ignorantly woeful to celebrate the benefits of peace.
On the holiday celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, I am filled with joy over the liberation of the freed hostages. Shameful, blatantly missing are the accolades, multitudes of media vaulting the tactical skill and eagerness of the American government to move forward. Diplomacy, cooperation, espoused by an Atlanta preacher, praised and followed by a generation, brought them home. Thank goodness for common sense & human decency.