CNN is reporting tonight that the White House considers the "Of course, death to America" comments made by Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as merely statements "intended for a domestic political audience."
That clueless take would be headline news everywhere right now if this were a Republican or conservative administration. The National Journal's John Kraushaar's tweet reporting that statement, and one reaction to it, follow the jump:
Well, at least that means Bibi Netanyahu won't suffer any repercussions for anything he said during the final days of Israel's election campaign last week, because, after all, those statements were only "intended for a domestic political audience."
Over at Ace's place, astute sardonic commenters have identified several other things throughout history only "intended for a domestic political audience," and therefore apparently no one else's business. Here are a few examples:
The willingness to overlook anything and everything negative emanating from Iran in the name of making a deal — any deal — couldn't be more obvious.
The press also wants a deal — any deal. That's why it's highly unlikely that the White House's foolishness noted here will get any establishment press notice.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.