After being scolded by President Obama for asking a question critical of the Iran nuclear deal, CBS’ Major Garrett said that intentionally provoked the president (RELATED: Obama Ridicules CBS White House Correspondent For Asking Critical Question)
Politicians, especially those elected president of the Unite States, are very adept at creating “Straw Men,” taking something that they feel rhetorically works towards their advantage and using it. That’s exactly what the president did. My question did not suggest that he was content with the captivity of those four Americans. My question was about the contempt or the satisfaction or the realization that it was necessary within the context of this deal to leave them unaccounted for. That was the essence of the question. Clearly it struck a nerve.
That was my intention because everyone who works for the president and the families of those four Americans have heard the president say that he is not content, and that they will work overtime to win their eventual release. That does not appear to me to be a side-line issue in the whole context of the conversation about this Iran nuclear deal. Was it provocative? Yes. Was it intended to be as such? Absolutely.
[h/t: Hot Air]