MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell argued Tuesday that Iran was a U.S. ally prior to President George W. Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ State of the Union Address in 2002.
"Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan. Post 9/11 Iran was more or less an American ally but being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction and it was a turning point in American politics and foreign policy," Mitchell said.
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To make matters worse, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza responded to Mitchell's foolish claim stating "I would agree with you."