Huckabee Levels Shocking Charge About How Obama Actually Got Iranian Hostages Freed
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee isn’t afraid of a fight, and the Republican president candidate proved it again over the weekend when he laid into the Obama White House administrationon its behavior in relation to Iran, the hostages that were just released, and the future actions of the Ayatollah.
Although some are hailing the release of these Americans as a diplomatic triumph for the current administration, Huckabee sees it differently.
Huckabee insisted on referring to them as “hostages,” and said that the Obama administration ransomed them from the Iranian government.
“They were hostages. They were not prisoners,” he said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday. “They weren’t there because they had committed some international crime for which they had been justly tried. They were being held hostages by a government that we just made a deal with and just released $100 billion, maybe up to $150 billion. We were basically paying ransom is what it really came down to.”
Following that logic, there comes a frightening realization that potential terrorists or other despotic governments may see this as diplomatic blood in the water — that Americans are easy tickets for money, weaponry, etc. Huckabee, who pulls no punches, predicts more incidents of this nature before the end of the Obama administration.
“This is an invitation to go and find an American, hold him hostage, come up with some phony charges, hold him for a few years, humiliate the United States of America, and then demand something of ridiculously high value, and know that as long as this administration is in power, you’re gonna get it. Because they’re so anxious to make a deal with the Iranians. And for what reason, I’ve never been able to understand.”