Andrea Mitchell hosted a panel yesterday and said that George W. Bush changed the direction of our relationship with Iran when he included the Islamic country in the “Axis of Evil” along with Iraq and North Korea. Iran, she said, had been “more or less an American ally,” until that time. Thirty-four years ago yesterday, January 27, 1980, the six Americans caught-up in the Iranian
Hostage Crisis, but hidden by the Canadian Embassy, were escaping the country with Canadian diplomatic passports. The six avoided capture when our Embassy was attacked and occupied. A stealth covert operation allowed them to flee. The six escaped the fate of the fifty-two American Embassy workers who were held hostage, in prison in Tehran for most of the 444 days, until the day Reagan was sworn into office. At no time since the 1979 “Iranian Hostage Crisis, has Iran been an ally, including a “more or less” ally of the United States. One more confirmation of Andrea Mitchell’s ignorance, and eager willingness to rewrite history, or worse, side with the enemy and years later continue to encourage one of world’s worst abusers of human rights. See the video below.
“Up until that moment [Axis of Evil statement], Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post 9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally.”
Others in the video are ignorant, as well.
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