In fact, it was only hours ago and yet it was instantly repudiated -- in stark and degrading terms -- by Iran's radical nut-job leaders.
Adam Kredo fills us in:
Iran’s warning came less than a day after senior Obama administration officials expressed optimism about partnering with Tehran and signals that the White House may be misreading Iran’s intentions in Iraq.
The State Department in recent days has taken heat for ignoring its own warning about Iran’s efforts to destabilize Iraq. U.S. official have instead conducted a full court press to convince the nation that Iran and America have a “shared interest” in the region...
...Iranian General Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of the country’s armed forces, slammed the United States and blamed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for sponsoring terrorist groups in Iraq and the region... Clinton’s State Department, the general claimed, “created terrorist groups” and is now “displeased with the results of the recent elections in Iraq and is cancel election results.”
Iranian officials say that they can handle the Iraq terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) without any U.S. assistance.
Well, that appears to have been the fastest foreign policy bust in American history, though certainly not Obama's first encounter with utter and complete humiliation on the foreign stage.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.