Zombie lies from the Right
...AAAAAAAnnnnnnd we're back to this classic, one I warned about before:
On Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York and the United Nations: isn’t it amazing that no one in Congress, the White House or the so-called mainstream media - or even talk radio or Fox, for that matter - ever mentions the fact that most of the remaining 52 American hostages from the 1979 illegal seizure by so-called Iranian 'students' are certain that Ahmadinejad was one of their captors?
Oh, christontoastwithasideoffries, we've BEEN here before, and there's nothing to it:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A CIA report has determined with "relative certainty" that Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was not involved in the taking of U.S. hostages 26 years ago, three government officials told CNN on Friday.
And there's this from Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations:
What do you think, is President Ahmadinejad actually one of the captors during the 1979 hostage-taking at the U.S. embassy in Tehran?
There is no evidence to suggest that; the CIA itself has suggested he was not part of it. But here you get into a tricky position because the Bush administration is unwilling to contradict the American hostages.
It’s the hostages who’ve claimed it?
Five of the hostages have claimed that Ahmadinejad was one of their captors. The CIA, after a laborious investigation, has not accepted that claim. But politically, it’s difficult for the Bush administration to take a position different from those who suffered 444 days of captivity.
I told you back in 2005 they'd use the 1979 hostage crisis to help their case for war with Iran, and that's just what they're doing. (And is 5 really "most of the remaining"? Out of 52?)
Bonus points to the warfloggers for this line from the middle of the original article:
Ahmadinejad - and the radical mullahs who are his source of power in Tehran (and in Qum, the home of radical Islam) - is indeed an international war criminal who is operating with total impunity! [emphasis added]
How long until that becomes "Iran = al Qaeda = 9/11"?
Oh, and Mr. Leboutillier? FAUX News has indeed taken the bait; you can put them back on your Christmas card list now.