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April 05, 2007

Quds Pro Quo: White House Arranges Release of Detained Iranian "Diplomat" In Bid To Free British Sailors

I didn't mind the British offering empty gestures of non-apology apologies, but this is not an empty gesture. It's a capitulation.

For what?

The decision to release Jalal Sharafi on Tuesday was made at the White House, according to an administration official who asked to be anonymous because of the sensitivity of the information. The release took place over the objections of some commanders in the field. Mr. Sharafi, the second secretary of the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, is believed by American military intelligence also to be a member of the lethal Quds Force, the terrorist-supporting organization whose members have been fair game for American soldiers and Iraqi allies since a change in the rules of engagement was issued in December…

The release of Iranian nationals detained by America was one of the primary Iranian demands during the negotiations. “They think they won this round. They were able to take the hostages and suffer no consequences,” an American official said…

They "think" they won this round.


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