By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) Former President Obama’s instructions to his secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, were clear: He wanted a ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran no matter what it took, because…legacy.

So a deal was made. It involved loose promises of delayed nuclear development to some timeframe down the road, the shipment of $1.5 billion in cold, hard cash to the Iranian regime (some of it in the middle of the night to free hostages against prior U.S. policy), and the sabotaging of a DEA operation to interdict a $1 billion-per-year drug smuggling operation conducted by Iran proxy Hezbollah.

And what, pray tell, did the Iranians do with this massive infusion of cash?

In addition to continuing their nuclear weapons program in violation of the “nuclear deal,” the Iranian regime funneled a large portion of that money into sponsorship of terrorist activities throughout the Middle East, much of it aimed at thwarting U.S. foreign policy objectives.

As well as killing Americans.

It’s not as if the Obama administration didn’t know that. Kerry himself admitted after the shipment of cash was reported that yeah, the Iranians are certainly going to use some of those funds for terrorist activities. Strangely, at the time, Kerry also said there wasn’t anything the U.S. could do about that, either — completely oblivious to the fact that had Obama never agreed to pay Iran in the first place, that would have prevented the Iranians from using new funds for terrorism.

Some of this is playing out, even today. Thanks to the gifting of funds and resources and whatever else Obama could do to lick the feet the Iranians for his precious deal, we find that the assault against the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on Tuesday was definitely the work of some of his Iranian buddies.

Who, in particular, can be linked to leading the protests? How about this guy, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, founder and leader of Kata’ib Hizballah.

This militia leader and his organization are responsible for scores of deaths of U.S. military personnel throughout the Iraq war.

Another who helped lead the ‘demonstrations,’ Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, the head of the Iraqi Badr Corps, was once invited to the White House by Obama.

Fox News reported in December 2011:

An official tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps was part of the Iraqi delegation that visited the White House Monday for a meeting with President Obama, alarming some who say Iraq’s growing ties to Iran are among the most worrisome aspect of a U.S. pullout.

Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, Iraq’s current transportation minister, accompanied Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and several other top Baghdad advisers on the high-profile visit to Washington timed with the official wind-down of U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

But during the rule of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Amiri served as a commander of the Badr Corps — a group backed at the time by the IRGC, which has been linked to several attacks on western targets.

So, there’s that.

The big difference today between Obama’s incessant anti-American treachery and President Trump is the latter’s incessant pro-America policies. As Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said earlier today, Trump isn’t going to allow “any Benghazis on his watch.”

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