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Today's other big news those two Americans held by Iran for two years are free now they are on board a plane heading for Almonte.
Let's bring in John Bolton former US ambassador to the United Nations and a Fox News contributor.
Give us the big picture here mr.
ambassador you know a lot about how -- -- run -- think.
When the UN general assembly is convening and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- is set to address that body all of a sudden these two hikers are freed why.
What a coincidence what an amazing coincidence obviously this is something Ahmadinejad had very much in mind he's hinted that -- in interviews over the past couple of weeks.
And it's attended intended to give him a propaganda boost to show is good well and his humanitarian nature.
As He addresses the United Nations and and does his best for the around in charm offensive during his stay in New York.
But look these two people should have been released.
Within a few days after they were picked up two and a half years ago along the Iran Iraq border.
They didn't do anything wrong they got lost they were used for political purposes it was very callous very political so while we should be certainly happy they've been released.
This is nothing but propaganda on the part of the Iran in government.
And we understand that -- of half a million dollars each so a total of a million dollars was paid to the Iranians apparently by the all monies now.
In international terms that's kind of a drop in the bucket but still to enrich that government by a million bucks.
For illegally holding a couple of Americans this seems like got a -- to Valerie.
Yeah I wouldn't give them air to breathe myself -- and it's the sort of thing that contradicts a long held bipartisan American policy.
That we don't pay ransom for hostages it's a hard policy to pursue.
But we don't want to give incentives to hostage takers or terrorists to do it again.
It is so what has Ahmadinejad gotten out of this I mean He did get.
Sort of slapped down by his own judiciary right.
Well there is an internal conflict inside Iran between Ahmadinejad the revolutionary -- some of the theological leaders nobody should take much comfort for this -- this is not the that the clash between moderates and hardliners that people are always looking for this is a clash between the hard liners and the hard line hardliners.
And Ahmadinejad ultimately prevail they got his PR boost then he's onward and upward here in New York today so He gets to come here is the hero in a way what a humanitarian right.
Ambassador John Bolton formerly ambassador to the UN and a Fox News contributor thanks thank you you.
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