It turns out that the State Department knew of a kidnap threatfrom “an Iran-backed Shiite militia” that was trying to abduct Americans working in Iraq, but hoped that our new peace-partner Iran would do something to keep that from happening.
Key word is “hoped,” as in that was the actual strategy to prevent it from happening:
Wow. “Hope” is literally America’s foreign policy now:
The Washington Post reported that the Americans were abducted while visiting a known brothel, but that’s not been confirmed:
The search continues: