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Anytime, Anywhere Spin

The United States promised it would get “anytime, anywhere” inspections in Iran. It didn’t. Now the United States says that it never wanted such a thing in the first place.

Appearing on CNN Tuesday evening, White House national security spokesman Ben Rhodes was wondering what exactly this “anytime anywhere” business was all about.

We never sought in this negotiation the capacity for so-called anytime, anywhere, where you can basically go anywhere in the country, look at whatever you wanted to do, even if it had nothing to do with the nuclear program

Well, as the Weekly Standards points out, Rhodes himself said during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper in April that such access was sought:

Well, Jake, first of all, under this deal, you will have anywhere, anytime, 24/7 access as it relates to the nuclear facilities that Iran has.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the same thing in an interview published April 20 by Bloomberg.

Nuclear inspectors will need unfettered access in Iran as part of a deal to lift economic sanctions, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said a day after an Iranian general said military sites must be off limits.

“We expect to have anywhere, anytime access,” Moniz, a nuclear physicist who negotiated the technical details of a framework nuclear accord, said Monday in a meeting with editors and reporters at Bloomberg’s Washington office.

What’s more, Rhodes is misleading about the process for procuring access to sites Iran wants to keep us out of, saying we and “our European allies” can fix the problem. Well, “our European allies” include Russia and China, the former not exactly an ally and the latter, last I checked, located in Asia, but whatever. And as the National Review points out, the whole process could give the Iranians some two and a half months to stall and hide whatever they’re doing.

32 thoughts on “Anytime, Anywhere Spin”

  1. This is the same idiot who used his big brother over at CBS to push out the video meme immediately following Benghazi.
    The fact that he is on the National Security Council says all you need to know about the level of incompetence running rampant at the Obama WH.

    1. Yes, indeed, Ben is another member of the Obama “Amateur Hour” cast.

      If you look at Rhodes’ biography, his lightweight security experience is stunning. He has a Masters degree in “Creative Writing” (how appropriate is that)?

      Most of his career has been as a political speechwriter. He wrote Obama’s infamous speech in Egypt (“A New Beginning”) and counseled Obama to back away from long time ally Hosni Mubarak.

      It all makes sense.

      1. Between the Creative Writing training and the Cairo speech Ben tried his hand at romance writing.

        The powers that be scoured the earth to find the incompetent corrupt scum that surround Barack Obama.

        1. Ha-ha. Excellent point!

          It’s not very easy to find so many fawning incompetents to surround you from top to bottom, but Obama was able to do that.

          Perhaps that’s his real legacy.

      1. Not entirely.

        “Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse used by narcissists in order to instill in their victim’s an extreme sense of anxiety and confusion to the point where they no longer trust their own memory, perception or judgment. The techniques used in “Gaslighting” by the narcissist are similar to those used in brainwashing, interrogation, and torture that have been used in psychological warfare by intelligence operative, law enforcement and other forces for decades.”


        1. I vaguely remember Ingrid Bergmann thinking the gaslights were dimming in her house and her evil hubs saying no, it’s your imagination… I guess she got anxious. I am not good on old movies.

  2. “If the Iranians object, then we can overrule them….”

    Really, Ben. Somehow that doesn’t sound very plausible. Why would Iran even bother to object if we can just say “no”?

    No doubt there are 34 morons in the Senate who will buy that crap.

    1. If you have read comments in articles about Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby organs…well, we are so far down the rabbit hole of obfuscation by morons that we may never see daylight. Lord have mercy.

    2. I’m not so sure.

      There’s an argument that has been made that there are already enough senators who could be vulnerable in 2018 that an acquittal on impeachment articles is not a slam-dunk.

      Every single Republican will vote No, out of self-preservation if nothing else.

      There are 45 Democrats in the Senate, and it would take a dozen defections or so to flush this stool sample of an agreement down the toilet of history.

      Yes, I said “stool sample.” Aren’t they telling us we have to pass it to find out what’s in it?

  3. Let’s all quit kidding ourselves: the US cannot induce, convince, or in any manner stop any Islamic state from doing what it chooses to do – kill Christians or other Islamists, destroy ancient relics or buildings, nor build a nuclear bomb.
    Our enemies, Russia and China, are backing the Iranians because they all see the USA as a threat, no matter that our leaders are now more leaning toward their political forms.

    We no longer have friends in Western Europe who we can count on for an alliance, the Brits are fighting their own battles, and the rest of the world looks to us to feed their poor and offers nothing in return.

    This no-deal/bad-deal is a red herring. It’s meant to divert attention of thinking Americans from the massive and intrusive regulations being imposed on them from our own ememy – the federal government agencies.
    From closing electric plants to forcing foods on children to engineering diverse neighborhoods, the federal government is working in concert with those who want to destroy us.

  4. Shhhhh.. he just “misspoke”. And so did the others. And Kerry, and .. and …

    Besides they needed to rush this along because it’s almost BO’s “official” vacation time and MOTUS needs another vacation from her vacation.

    BTW, did anyone see the Navy is doing away with serving fried foods?? Guess who they are pointing fingers at!!

  5. More BS screw America deals from the administration that whats us destroyed.

    Iranian ValJar jumping for joy, now her country can have the bomb they have wanted.

    Nothing Onword does is for the people! AINO and the dummies elected him 2x

  6. This nuke deal with Iran reminds me of the convertible scene in the Thelma & Louise movie except it is Obama doing the driving with Kerry by his side and Benjamin Netanyahu stuck in the back seat.

  7. No surprise. In addition to being totally incompetent Ben is a liar. But then again those are the top two qualifications for a job with Barack Obama.

    The Iranians must have had a lot of fun jerking this guy around.

        1. The Crackerjack, or the prize in the Crackerjack box? I never could decide which I wanted more. The prize seemed to win over the Crackerjack more, as I remember. Do they still sell Crackerjack? Now I would want the Crackerjack more. The prize wasn’t that good. ;}

  8. Discussion question:

    Is this Iran deal so bad for the United States, and so favorable for the enemies of the United States, that it constitutes treason?

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