Gee, do you think it might have been useful for the American electorate to know this, oh, say, a couple of days before the election? Nah, that’s just crazy talk.
What’s one more shot in a war that’s been going on since November 4, 1979 between the United States and Iran? War, you say? Umm, yeah, that’s what you call it when agents of another nation invade your sovereign territory and take it over. It a more civilized and less prissy era (like just a few decades ago), the takeover of the American embassy in Teheran would have constituted a casus belli, justifying armed response by the United States. The feckless Jimmy Carter did nothing, and that clear breach of international law has remained unaddressed since that time.
How does it feel to have been at war for thirty-three years and not even realize it?