I’ll tell you all what’s a great deal of fun.
Diaper blowouts before I’ve even finished my morning coffee.
You know what’s even more fun?
Diaper blowouts before I’ve even finished my morning coffee, AND an email from my editor letting me know that a disclaimer was added to my piece on TheBlaze, because it turns out one of the sources I used contained a story that was summarily debunked as a rumor.
(And I was only joking about the “fun,” of course.)
One of the things I truly love about TheBlaze is the constant pursuit of the truth, and using that truth to educate people the world over. I’m privileged with getting to be part of that, through my weekly contributions to The Chris Salcedo Show on TheBlaze Radio Network.
We’re all human, and so at one point or another (and certainly many times throughout our lives) we’re going to make a mistake. As a writer, one of those dreaded mistakes is citing something that turns out not to be true.
Realizing you’ve done that is not unlike when “A Christmas Story” hero Ralphie watches in sheer horror as the hubcap containing all of the necessary nuts and bolts for the tire change he’s helping his father with go flying through the air as he simultaneously hears himself spew profanity.
In my case, there was no snow, no tire, no hubcap and no profanity … but the awful, sinking, slow-motion feeling was still the same:
Unfortunately this time they hadn’t.
And, as a Branded Contributor to TheBlaze, it’s my responsibility to ensure that our readers can trust that “the truth lives here,” even in the work of a small time participant like myself. It’s an honor to do so.
So no, (as was revealed shortly after my piece was published this last week) John Kerry’s son-in-law did not have Mohammad Javad Zarif’s son as his best man in his wedding to Kerry’s daughter.
And yes, that needs to be corrected.
But I don’t want this to take away from the important facts that still, best man or no best man, surround this monumental nuclear deal.
Iran’s got it SO good.
It’s still important to remember that while Iran continues to spew violent and confrontational rhetoric, our president doesn’t seem to care. And Iran can still rely on this administration to criticize our allies, instead.
It’s still important to remember that the United States chose to release Iranian scientist Mojtaba Atarodi ( “who had been arrested in 2011 for attempting to acquire equipment that could be used for Iran’s military-nuclear programs“) as part of this deal, but couldn’t quite seem to wangle the release of the four Americans STILL held hostage in Iran.
It’s still important to remember that our administration is so loose with the truth that even the Iranian government is calling it out as a farce.
It’s still important to remember that despite this administration’s promise to “have Israel’s back,” we are obligated–as part of this deal– to help Iran in its defense of its nuclear capabilities.
It’s still important to remember that “American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog” will not be permitted to visit its [Iran’s] facilities.
It’s still important to remember that no one—including John Kerry—seems to have bothered to read the so-called “side deals” that form part of the larger nuclear deal.
It’s still important to remember that America (at least our political class) has forgotten what “holocaust” means; that President Barack Obama has seen fit to call “ridiculous” those who express concern over what Iran itself has consistently said about the elimination of the Jewish state through “resolute and armed confrontation.”
It’s still important to remember that our leadership doesn’t bother to listen to its experts; experts like Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, whose clear “military advice to the administration was that the U.S. should not relieve sanctions on Iran under any circumstances.”
It’s still important to remember that this administration has absolutely no intention of following the law should Congress block the president’s efforts to push this deal through.
It’s still important to remember that we’re being told that in order to avoid war, we need to:
- Allow Iran, the largest state sponsor of terror, immensely expanded access to both cash flow (through lifted sanctions) and maneuverability as it pertains to their nuclear program
- Allow Iran and the increasingly anti-Semitic U.N. to call virtually all the shots in the “inspection” process of nuclear development
- Allow our president and his administration to break our laws and side instead with—need I mention again—the world’s largest state sponsor of terror?
In sum, yes, I need to make it abundantly clear that John Kerry’s son-in-law did not have Mohammad Javad Zarif’s son as his best man in his wedding to Kerry’s daughter.
Consider it corrected.
But like I said, best man or no best man … these are shocking, disturbing and dangerous developments. And you know what? This is a thousand times worse than Neville Chamberlain’s irresponsible “peace in our time.”
At least the Axis of Evil didn’t have nuclear capabilities.