Iran releases U.S. hikers (no word on Bill Richardson’s role)


“I coulda gotten them released much earlier!…I MEAN it!…just ask my Cuban buddies!”

After more than two years – and then a wrenching week of on-again, off-again news about a potential release, Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been freed from Tehran’s Evin Prison today – the expectation (ours and their families’) being that their next step will be the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman.