Among the recent WikiLeaks documents is an exchange between John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, and John Anzalone of something called Anzalone Liszt Grove Research. Anzalone sent Podesta an email that consisted of a quote from Sen. Mark Kirk contained in a BuzzFeed article about the Iran deal. Analone also included a link to the article.
In the quoted portion of the article, Kirk said that the Iran deal “condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf.” Kirk added: “This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.”
Podesta responded to this email by saying: “Yup.”
Hillary Clinton backed the Iran deal and continues to. Nor is she alone. Virtually the entire Democratic Party publicly supports this disastrous agreement.
Neither Podesta nor the Clinton campaign has denied the authenticity of the email exchange, according to this report from a Chicago television station. Instead, Podesta condemned Russia for the leaks which he says are designed to help Donald Trump.
Regardless of how one views the leaks, many of them have been enlightening. The Podesta-Anzalone exchange is no exception. I see no explanation for Podesta’s “yup” other than his concurrence with Sen. Kirk’s grim assessment of the Iran deal. Thus, we can conclude that Podesta agreed with Kirk that the centerpiece of President Obama’s foreign policy, supported by Hillary Clinton, is atrocious.
I wonder whether Hillary agrees. If so, it’s another example of her duplicity, but also a rare instance of sound judgment.