|Questions About the Direction of America
Hillary's Health | Iran Ransom
August 15, 2016
Last week questions surfaced about Hillary Clinton’s health. It started when The Drudge Report ran a story, with photos, of Clinton needing assistance from two men to climb a short flight of stairs. Drudge laid out a timeline of Hillary’s “episodes” spanning several years.
Reportedly she has been protected from stressful situations by not holding press conferences and taking only one or two questions from preselected journalist when meeting with them.
Now to be fair, Gerald Ford also had tripping and falling episodes and it didn’t seem to slow him down. But some people are expressing growing concerns about whether Mrs. Clinton is physically capable of handling the stressful office of the Presidency. An occasional fall is one thing, but they say a series of events may be something else. Given Clinton’s pattern of not telling the truth and of not being transparent we may never know if there’s any legitimacy to these concerns.
Also in the news last week was the United States’ secret delivery of unmarked foreign currency to Iran. According to the Obama Administration the $400 million was to repay Iran for weapons ordered from the U.S. thirty-seven years ago but which weren’t delivered because of the overthrow of the Shah of Iran. Others claim this was a ransom payment to release American hostages which Tehran had abducted. Which is the truth is a fruitless debate.
U.S. policy has always been not to negotiate with terrorists and not to pay ransoms for hostages. The reason is clear. If you pay a ransom you only encourage the perpetrator(s) to abduct more hostages. Since the date when the money was paid, more hostages have already been taken. Two questions we might want to ask ourselves: Was it wise to make the $400 million payment in the first place and can America survive four years of Hillary Clinton?
Bill and Mark, and John