Zero Hedge: “With just hours to go before Obama’s last State of the Union address, the US president suffered his latest foreign policy fiasco when around noon local time, Iran arrested 10 US sailors in a boat that has allegedly entered deep into Iranian territorial waters.
Needless to say, there was no mention of this in Obama’s address and the scandal was quietly swept under the rug when the 9 young men and 1 woman were released earlier today, and all questions just why the soldiers were released only well after the SOTU’s conclusion (were they a hostage bargaining chip in case Obama said something out untoward last night regarding Iran) were soundly ignored.
However, while there may have been some doubt as to Iran’s intentions yesterday, all doubt was eliminated moments ago when Iran’s state broadcaster just released photos not just of the 10 captured soldiers.”
Opinion: In case you are wondering how the US State department responded, John Kerry apologized and thanked Iran for the release.
I cannot remember a bigger embarrassment to this nation.
(See Headline US offers Extended Apology to Iran” @ BPTnews.org)