An invitation for Iranian diplomats to attend Fourth of July celebrations at US embassies - an invitation sent out before the election - is going ahead as planned. The Corner sneers. NIAC pushes back:

Diplomatic malpractice?  Inviting bureaucrats to a barbecue that they probably won’t even show up to?  What’s going on in Iran these days is extremely troubling, and watching all of this unfold is incredibly dramatic.  But the folks slamming the President over this are making mountains out of mole-hills.  With the President’s deft handling of the situation for nearly two weeks now, Rubin is really scraping the bottom of the barrel…

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