Imagine if you can one of your loved ones suffering in the horror of an Iranian prison. Then imagine the only person in the world able to make a claim for the release of your loved one sitting down to talk with the only ones able to release your loved one. Now imagine that person ignoring your pleas for mercy and compassion and leaving your loved one locked up in hell while he gives concessions to the captors and goes forward with negotiations to benefit the ones torturing your loved one. Now you know what every day is like for the wife of Saeed Abedini. It would have been such an incredible act of noble kindness for President Obama to remember one of our countrymen in his time of greatest need. To be remembered as the president who brought the father home to his wife and children would have been a great legacy, now he will have to be remembered as something else.
Lyle Zufelt, Middleton