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Monday, May 16, 2016

Regime Changers and War Hawks Dominate Congressional Iran Deal Hearing

http://lobelog.com/hawks-dominate-congressional-iran-deal-hearing/#more-34228

Regime Changers and War Hawks Dominate Congressional Iran Deal Hearing

by Ali Gharib
It didn’t take long for the much remarked upon New York Times Magazine profile of Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes to reach a height that all probing news stories might aspire to: spurring Congressional hearings to investigate wrongdoing on the part of the government. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, but the witness list, as Mother Jones‘s David Corn points out, indicates that the intentions of the Republicans orchestrating the panel aren’t exactly part of “a serious, non-partisan, on-the-level project.”
The hearing, entitled “White House Narratives on the Iran Nuclear Deal,” is supposed to build on what has become the right-wing line on the Rhodes profile: that the Obama administration lied its way through selling the Iran nuclear deal to the public. It will do so with a witness list of the deal’s opponents.

Corn’s post holds up the irony of John Hannah‘s participation: Hannah was a senior Bush administration official — an aide to no less than Vice President Dick Cheney — who was deeply involved with selling the American public on going to war with Iraq in 2003. “So maybe Hannah does have experience in how a White House tries to create and promote a narrative,” Corn concludes. “But in his case, it was a false narrative.”http://lobelog.com/hawks-dominate-congressional-iran-deal-hearing/#more-34228

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