Six degrees of absurdity: Iranian sanctions regime highlights US political hypocrisy — RT

Washington has often been described as a revolving door, but when it comes to Iran, the ever expanding sanctions regime risks catching both Romney and Obama in an absurd trap of their own making, exposing the politicization of the Iranian issue.

Following revelations that White House senior advisor David Plouffe was paid $100,000 in speaking fees from a company partnered up with Iran just before taking a place on Obama’s staff, the inevitable volley of accusations and counter-accusations has followed.

On a political battlefield where the Geneva Convention does not protect against rhetorical hyperbole, Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, took the cake with her over-the-top sensationalism.

“Today’s story raises serious questions,” she said. “David Plouffe may be the biggest loophole in the international community’s sanctions against Iran.”

White House spokesman Eric Shultz found defense in the murky waters of what constitutes complicity in a tangled web of sanctions against Iran.

via Six degrees of absurdity: Iranian sanctions regime highlights US political hypocrisy — RT.

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