Excerpt from The New York Post
Written by Eli Lake
Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has persuaded most Western elites that he is a moderate worthy of deference. Big-shot journalists respectfully interview him. Former senior US officials dine with him. European foreign ministries accommodate his pious sensibilities.
President Obama and his top advisers are no exception. They, too, go out of their way not to offend Rouhani, particularly since he agreed to the nuclear deal in 2015.
Two people who are not taken in by Rouhani’s charms are Zaher Sahloul and Yahya Basha. They’re Syrian-American medical doctors who have devoted themselves to pleading with diplomats and world leaders to stop the killing in the place of their birth.