Obama/Rhodes Mind Meld. Egypt Reconsidered. @JoshRogin Peter Berkowitz, @HooverInst. John Tozzi, Bloomberg.
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“…Foreign policy pundits seized upon #Rhodes’s description of the campaign to defend the Iran deal as evidence that the White House lied to the American people and spun the press. Prominent journalists attacked Rhodes’s personality and called him names on the grounds that he appeared to be gloating about defeating the anti-deal efforts.
“On Sunday night, the cacophony of criticism compelled Rhodes to write a post on Medium clarifying several of the quotes he gave to the Times about how the Iran deal was sold to the public. He denied that the White House spun the facts. He came close to apologizing for saying that most reporters “literally know nothing.” He defended the Iran deal on its merits. “Tellingly, at the end of the post Rhodes acknowledged the greatest sin he had committed while participating in his profile -- overshadowing his bosses. “Lost in all of this discussion of how we communicated about the deal is the heroic work done by the team of diplomats and experts who designed and negotiated the deal over a period of years -- — led by people like Secretaries John Kerry and Ernie Moniz, Wendy Sherman, Bill Burns, and Jake Sullivan,” he wrote. “My job was to support them.”…