Montel Williams, often a critic of President Obama, turned the critical table around and aimed his criticisms squarely at the Republican presidential candidates last weekend, as they all hammered the president for negotiating a deal that freed five Americans held prisoners in Iran.
Instead of putting his dumb politics to the side just for a brief moment, Marco Rubio couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hit President Obama. “Governments are taking Americans hostage because they believe they can gain concessions from this government under Barack Obama,” Rubio said. “It’s an incentive for more people to do this in the future.”
Under a Chris Christie administration, there would be no negotiating to free the captured Americans. Christie would just wait and hope for their freedom. “We shouldn’t have to swap prisoners,” Christie said. “These folks were taken illegally in violation of international law and they should have been released without condition.”
Montel lashed out on Facebook;
It’s beyond irresponsible that some of the Republican candidates criticized the swap that will bring our hostages home this morning – beyond terrifying that they seem to so profoundly misunderstand the delicacy of these that they did so PRIOR to the hostages actually leaving Iran – so incompetent that it borders on disqualifying.