I tweeted Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius (@IgnatiusPost) three times over the weekend with reference to his column “Iran — the next stage.” As I wrote in “Ignatius ignores,” I doubt he read the Joint Plan of Action the United States arrived at with Iran before writing his column saluting it.
The agreement with Iran is a matter of great seriousness, though it is only four pages long. I believe that Ignatius misrepresented it in his November 27 column on it. He did so, I think, because his friends in the Obama administration spun him on its terms. That is a story all by itself, if only Ignatius would own up to it.
Ignatius publicized and disseminated his column via Twitter. My attempts to elicit a response from Ignatius via Twitter are below. I regret the missing word “sure” in the second tweet (“Just wanted to be [sure] I got through to you…”), but I think the context makes it clear.
— Scott Johnson (@scottwjohnson) November 29, 2013
— Scott Johnson (@scottwjohnson) November 30, 2013
— Scott Johnson (@scottwjohnson) December 1, 2013