After the Iranian government swiftly released 10 U.S. Navy sailors on Wednesday for crossing into Iranian waters, conservative radio host Sean Hannity argued that the Obama administration should have threatened to “bomb the living crap” out of the sovereign nation to secure the release of the U.S. sailors. According to The New York Times however, analysts credit the “less charged atmosphere” between Washington and Tehran for the “speedy resolution” of the standoff. On the January 13 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show, Hannity decried the diplomatic solution arguing that instead of “kissing their asses,” the Obama administration should have sent a message to Iran that we would “bomb the living crap out of them” if the sailors weren't returned:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I don't know if you've seen the new video of the Iranians taking Americans hostage, and covering this female sailor's head, the way they did. And like, handcuffing them, hands behind their back, and everything else that they did. You know, the president, this is still ongoing, doesn't even mention it. John Kerry apparently thanked the Iranians. “Oh thank you so much for releasing our sailors, oh we're so sorry they went in your territory!”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) actually nailed this, pointed out last night, that the Iranian seizure of two U.S. Navy PT boats, and the detention of their crew, was a deliberate attempt to humiliate Obama. Yea, of course. Because now this idiotic, imbecilic, naïve, reckless and dangerous Iranian deal is about to go into full effect. And Tom Cotton, you know, ripped Obama and said it's humiliating and it is humiliating, and that's not going to stop the president from getting into bed with the radical mullah's in Iran. You know, and I don't think it's coincidental that Iran seizes these ships just hours before Obama's final State of the Union address, I think he's right.
It's humiliating for Obama, who doesn't even mention it during the State of the Union. Then you have stupid remarks by people like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), crediting the Iranian deal for the sailors release. I'm like, “where do you get this kind of logic? Where does this come from?” You know, I don't think the Iranians would do this - we have 10 U.S. sailors detained for hours and hours on Friday, I'm sorry on yesterday, last night. Who are the Iranians to take our soldiers hostage and to cover a female sailor's head and to treat them the way they did, like they're criminals?
Anyway so they finally returned, I guess at some point at eight this morning they were finally were released and the sailors were later transferred ashore a U.S. Navy aircraft and instead of kissing their asses the way Obama and John Kerry do, why didn't they just send the message, you either let those people out in three hours or we're going to bomb the living crap out of you.