Middle East foreign policy expert Dr. Michael Ledeen was on the Mark Levin Show, Wednesday night to discuss Obama’s history of appeasement with Tehran. Ledeen told Levin that Obama sent former Ambassador William G. Miller to Tehran in 2008 to let the mullahs know that his regime would be a friend to the Iranian regime.
During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
He told Levin this was no secret – he’s mentioned this many times before. But it was the first time Levin had heard it – and likely the first time most in his audience had heard it, too.
Obviously, it shouldn’t be a surprise this president (with Iranian BFF and advisor Valerie Jarrett) would do this – we saw Obama’s amenity toward the Iranian Islamic Regime manifest itself during the Green Revolution of 2009 – when when US support for the people who were protesting in the streets could have made a difference.
Many of us writing about it at the time were shocked and disgusted that instead, this president went out for ice-cream.