Obama administration ignores Iran's torture of American hostage

NY Post Editorial:
It turns out Iran’s government was torturing former Marine Amir Hekmati for much of the 4½ years it held him hostage. The Obama administration apparently doesn’t care, so Hekmati has filed a lawsuit against the Tehran regime.

The suit is a chilling read. Arrested in January 2011 while visiting his grandma, Hekmati faced solitary confinement for the next 17 months.

His captors routinely whipped the bottom of his feet, Tasered him in the kidneys and beat him with batons. Glaring lights and a well-watered floor kept him from sleeping.

They also dosed him with Lithium and other addictive substances, then put him through withdrawal.

He faced psychological torture, too — “news” that his sister was dead, but he couldn’t talk to his family unless he confessed to espionage; a death sentence from a kangaroo court, and more.

Meanwhile, the State Department was pushing his family to stay quiet — warning that US media attention to the case would put him in greater danger.
The administration is too busy grovelling and kowtowing to Iran to keep its bad deal alive.  Liberals who have a fetish about the enhanced interrogation of enemy unlawful combatants does not seem to have a problem with the treatment of an innocent American held hostage by a hostile regime.


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