January 16, 2016 10:06 pm -


If President Obama cured cancer they’d say he did it wrong. And what took him so long, anyway?

Florida Senator Marco Rubio immediately criticized the latest deal by saying the U.S. should never engage in prisoner “swaps.”

“If these reports are true, of course we’re happy for them and their families, but they should have never been there,” Rubio said. “The fact of the matter is that this tells us everything we need to know about the Iranian regime—that they take people hostage in order to gain concessions. And the fact that they can get away with it with this administration I think has created an incentive for more governments to do this around the world.”

Front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s response to the deal was “meh,” and “doesn’t sound too good.”

“I have to see what the deal is for the four people, because somebody said they’re getting seven people back,” Trump said in Portsmouth, N.H.  where he is campaigning. “So essentially they get 150 billion plus seven, and we get four. Meh, doesn’t sound too good. Doesn’t sound too good.”

Although Rezaian was taken into custody in July of 2014, Trump added, “This should have been three, four years ago when the deal was struck.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz took time out from battling Trump on Twitter to thank God for the release of the hostages — while also throwing cold water on it.

He tweeted: “Praise God! Surely bad parts of Obama’s latest deal, but prayers of thanksgiving that Pastor Saeed is coming home.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.