Iran releases U.S. sailors; Cotton still makes hay | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Iran releases U.S. sailors; Cotton still makes hay

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:44 AM

click to enlarge SIMILAR CRAFT: A boat like this was involved in Iran's holding of U.S. sailors. - U.S. NAVY
  • U.S. NAVY
  • SIMILAR CRAFT: A boat like this was involved in Iran's holding of U.S. sailors.

click to enlarge MIKED UP: Sen. Tom Cotton is all over TV, calling the White House a "hotbed of cold feet" over an incident in Iran subsequently quickly resolved.
  • MIKED UP: Sen. Tom Cotton is all over TV, calling the White House a "hotbed of cold feet" over an incident in Iran subsequently quickly resolved.
Iran has released U.S. sailors without any harm. An investigation will now ensue into circumstances of the stopping of two small patrol craft. It seems to have been precipitated by a Navy vessel entering Iranian waters, perhaps because of a mechanical problem.

The prompt resolution of the situation was in contrast to past incidents

I doubt this will diminish the saber-rattling Republican members of Congress — led as usual by hawk Sen. Tom Cotton — who rose quickly to depict this as an illustration of a weak president being abused by the ayatollah.

Cotton grabbed air time all over last night and has a stint on "Morning Joe" this morning and I wouldn't expect him to praise Secretary of State John Kerry for a quick and uneventful resolution of the event. Does anybody really doubt Cotton is campaigning for a spot on the Republican presidential ticket?

Tags: , , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (14)

Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Speaking of the Clinton Foundation: Returns in maize and beans

    A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results.
    • Sep 6, 2016
  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation