One of the most shocking decisions to come out of the Obama administration was the recent payment to hostile nation Iran.
Despite the president’s earlier denials, it was clear we were paying the terrorist-funding nation a ransom to release American hostages.
Iran continues to present itself as an enemy to the West. They frequently criticize and threaten America and our ally Israel. Real concerns surround their nuclear program, that they are on their way to making weapons of mass destruction.
Yet the full numbers of just how much our president has given this is enemy is almost too much to swallow.
From Free Beacon:
Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.
A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz, executive director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
In total, “Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals,” Dubowitz disclosed.
It’s hard to justify that much cash being sent to one of our enemies. As Americans are experiencing financial woes thanks to a poor economy, our president was sending $700 million a month to Iran. How much could that money have helped our starving veterans?
Yet President Obama kept this deal a secret and pushed for measures that give this hostile nation a path to nuclear weapons.
How could anyone think working with Iran so closely was a good idea? What has the United States gotten in return for $33 billion dollars in gold and other currency? Only more potential aggression from a country that wishes to wipe us and our allies off the map.
If there has ever been a clear sign Obama has failed as president, it’s this.