The Obama legacy is already unraveling. Last week, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, revealed that the nuclear deal with Iran was based on a giant lie he sold to the American public.
Rhodes admitted to concocting a narrative about the U.S.-Iranian negotiations in order to create the impression that the U.S. was dealing with “moderates” in Tehran, not hardliners who continue to call for “Death to America,” and that the nuclear deal would help to strengthen the “moderates.”

In order to convince media, Congress, and the American public of his creative narrative, Rhodes undertook a painfully simplistic, yet emotionally compelling, messaging campaign. He posed the Iran deal as a choice between war and peace. It was not that simple. Foreign policy seldom is. But this messaging worked: Congress let the deal stand.
But look what we’re left with—an Iran that hasn’t changed despite the “transformative” agreement.
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