Good thing we have a president focused on the important issues while the Iranians shit all over us. We give them nukes, $150 billion and they laugh at us.
The guilty verdict announced by Iran in the trial of The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian represents an outrageous injustice.
Iran has behaved unconscionably throughout this case, but never more so than with this indefensible decision by a Revolutionary Court to convict an innocent journalist of serious crimes after a proceeding that unfolded in secret, with no evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing. For now, no sentence has been announced.
We are working with Jason’s family and Iranian counsel to pursue an immediate appeal, and we expect Jason’s lawyer, Leila Ahsan, also to petition for Jason to be released on bail pending a final resolution of the case.
The contemptible end to this ‘judicial process’ leaves Iran’s senior leaders with an obligation to right this grievous wrong. Jason is a victim — arrested without cause, held for months in isolation, without access to a lawyer, subjected to physical mistreatment and psychological abuse, and now convicted without basis. He has spent nearly 15 months locked up in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, more than three times as long than any other Western journalists.
Meanwhile, as the Iranians spit on us and Russia romps around the Middle East with impunity, Preezy Climate Change is focused on the important issues of the day.
— WH National Security (@NSCPress) October 11, 2015
This wouldn’t even be funny if he were a comedian.
Obama to Kroft: "My definition of leadership is getting a climate change agreement in Paris" I literally want to cry.This is embarrassing
— Alicia Smith (@Alicia_Smith19) October 11, 2015
But hey, he can call people deniers, so he’s got that going for him.
"My definition of leadership is leading on climate change." – Obama explaining why Putin isn't really outflanking us in Europe & Middle East
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) October 11, 2015
In other embarrassments, President Kardashian had a busy fundraising weekend and also spent time with his good pal, America-hating Kanye West.
Speaking Saturday at a Democratic fundraising event in San Francisco where West was performing, Obama veered away from his prepared remarks to float the idea that the hip-hop star — who recently expressed presidential aspirations — might be interested in the gavel.
“You may have heard that Kanye is thinking about running [for] Speaker of the House,” Obama quipped. “It couldn’t get any stranger.”
The only thing stranger would be having a president babbling about “climate change” while the world is burning.