Obama Goes to Bat for Ayatollahs

In case there was any doubt whose side our current rulers are on in the long dispute between America and Iran’s terrorist mullahcracy, the Obamination Administration has moved to squash a lawsuit against the Islamic regime by Americans who were taken hostage the last time we let a complete moonbat in the White House.

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against Iran filed by Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 30 years ago.

The request comes in a $6.6 billion class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. Fifty-two American diplomats and military officials were held captive for more than a year at the end of Jimmy Carter’s presidency by a group of Islamist students who supported the Iranian revolution.

The hostages were released on Jan. 20, 1981, just minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new president.

In court papers filed Tuesday night without any announcement, the Justice Department argued that the agreement to release the hostages, known as the Algiers Accords, precluded lawsuits against Iran.

Good thing for Iran it has Obama’s Injustice Department on its side — because it is as guilty as you can get.

The hostages argue that Iran supported their confinement and abuse, with visits from government officials, stays in government prisons and buildings and threats of trial in Iranian courts. The lawsuit says current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of their interrogators.

The lawsuit says the hostages were tortured, beaten sometimes until they lost consciousness and kept in fear of their lives, at times even lined up in front of marksmen locking their guns. It says they were imprisoned without adequate food, clothing or medical care, blindfolded with their hands tied, interrogated for hours at a time and kept in isolation for months at a time.

But there’s no need to take it personally. That’s how things are done in the kind of countries our new government seeks to find favor with.

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A friend of The Anointed One, then and now.

Hat tip: Jihad Watch, on a tip from SK. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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