How the White House Smeared Benjamin Netanyahu to Sell the Iran Deal https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/politics-current-affairs/2016/05/how-the-white-house-smeared-benjamin-netanyahu-to-sell-the-iran-deal/

May 18, 2016 | Michael Doran
About the author: Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.

Testifying before Congress, Michael Doran explains how the Obama administration worked to conceal its true intentions in making a deal with Iran, namely to realign the U.S. with the Islamic Republic and disengage from America’s historic allies in the region. The White House further obscured discussion of the deal’s merits by attempting to manipulate an all-too-pliant media; these efforts included what Doran terms a “venomous whisper campaign” to cast the Israeli prime minister “as the villain of the Middle East peace process, an arch-nationalist with unseemly ties to the Republican party who refuses to make the necessary compromises to bring about an historic reconciliation with the Palestinians.” (Video, 7 minutes. A version can be found at the link below.)

Read more on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-05-17-Doran-Testimony-Hudson.pdf

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