According to former intelligence officer Michael P. Pregent, President Barack Obama’s White House refused on Tuesday to secure the release of 10 Navy sailors then in Iranian custody because getting them out at 2 a.m. local time would have been “unsafe.”
Obama might as well have spoken with the sailors himself and told them to go to sleep because it was past their bedtime.
“The best line yet from WH: It’s 2am and it would be unsafe for Iran to release American Military Personnel at night,” Pregent tweeted at 2:36 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon.
The best line yet from WH: It’s 2am and it would be unsafe for Iran to release American Military Personnel at night
— Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent) January 12, 2016
Pregent, a lecturer at North Dakota University’s College of International Security Affairs, added that this is why we need military veterans in government — because the idea that “it’s dangerous for the U.S. Navy to operate at night” is simply absurd. Read More