President Obama doesn’t like being criticized, especially when it comes to his “historic” deal with Iran. He got all testy and snippy when Major Garrett asked him about the American political prisoners that were left out of the deal.
Garrett asked, "Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?"
President Obama, however, was visibly angry at the question and snapped at Garrett, "You should know better." (Read More)
Garrett wasn’t bothered by Obama’s scolding, as he noted later.
“Sometimes you have to take a scolding from a president to get to an answer," Garrett said. "That's part of my job."
"Politicians, especially those elected as president, are very adept at creating straw men. Taking something that they feel rhetorically works to their advantage and using it. That's exactly what the president did," Garrett said. "My question did not suggest he was content with the captivity of those four Americans. My question was about the contentment, or the satisfaction, or the realization that it was necessary within the context of this deal to leave them unaccounted for. That was the essence of the question."
"Clearly it struck an serve. That was my intention …. Was it provocative? Yes. Was it intended to be as such? Absolutely." (Read More)
Garrett did his best, but he didn’t really get an answer from Obama, which tells us all we need to know.
Oh, and Garrett isn’t the only one Obama lashed out at. Pretty much anyone who criticized the deal got an earful.