What happened?

Trafficking cocaine, laundering money and halting a federal drug investigation … all in the name of a legacy? An explosive POLITICO report found that the Obama administration derailed a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah because the DEA’s findings threatened President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

RELATED: Iran Deal ‘Over-Hyped’ – Here’s How Trump Can Curb Iran’s Nuclear Program

Project Cassandra, the DEA campaign launched in 2008 to investigate the terrorist group, collected evidence showing that Hezbollah was running a scheme worth $1 billion annually thanks to drug trafficking, money laundering and other illegal activities.


Glenn’s take: 

Clearly, Obama was too ambitious to let a little money laundering and drug trafficking get in his way.

“Reconciliation with Iran and a nuclear deal that would catapult his legacy to new unreachable heights was the only thing his administration was interested in,” Glenn said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Scott Olson/Getty Images

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.

GLENN: Remember that scene in Saving Private Ryan, where the fear frozen soldier watches his buddy get killed by a knife-wielding Nazi? It’s probably the most gut-wrenching and fast forwarded scene in the movie. The scene is so hard to watch on multiple different levels. Being paralyzed by fear AND enabling evil are two things largely unfathomable to most people. Politico published an article yesterday alleging the Obama administration was living and playing out that scene over and over again for the sake of the Iran deal. Fear and ambition caused them to look the other way while evil grew at unprecedented levels.

Project Cassandra was launched by the DEA in 2008. Over the following years they would be successful in mapping out an intricate web of global Hezbollah financing operations that included drug trafficking from South America, money laundering in the United States, and weapons procurement in both Syria and Iraq. Hezbollah was being run like the Corleone family, and the DEA had them dead to rights. Their criminal financing networks were mapped out and their agents were identified.

There wasn’t a power on earth strong enough to stop Hezbollah from going down after all this evidence. That’s what the DEA figured. It turns out they never could have imagined the power of Obama’s ambition. Reconciliation with Iran and a nuclear deal that would catapult his legacy to new unreachable heights was the only thing his administration was interested in. Former members of Project Cassandra allege that their agents were purposely stonewalled in order to keep Iran happy. While Iran and Hezbollah were carving up the Middle East, planning terrorist attacks and raking in billions in drug money, the Obama administration was looking the other way with visions of a sugar plummed nuclear deal dancing in their heads.

If this Politico story is accurate, this is Obama’s legacy. His blind ambition – not only – enabled Iran and Hezbollah to become the major power in the Middle East, but they did it by corrupting our values, flooding our streets with drugs and used our own businesses to launder the money back to the Middle East. All this for a nuclear deal that could have been nothing more than a smoke screen. A distraction that a legacy crazed US President would easily jump at to quench his unbridled thirst for ambition. And like that scene from Saving Private Ryan, we may one day see this moment in our history as the most gut-wrenching and fast forwarded moment in modern history.