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Ben Rhodes' reaction to this ("a lie, offensive, obscene") is very telling. Were it actually a lie, he would have demonstrated it. Instead, he tries to make it "shocking"/illegitimate to say. He will have media surrogates to echo him.

But Pompeo spoke the plain truth.
Here, for example, is the well-known Trumpian outlet, the New York Times:

"Mr. Obama is becoming increasingly dependent on Iranian [militia] fighters as he tries to contain the Islamic State ... in Iraq and Syria without committing American ground troops" nytimes.com/2015/03/06/wor…
The New York Times again lies for Pompeo … four years in advance

"The United States and #Iran have found a template for fighting [#IS] ... in Iraq: American airstrikes and Iranian-backed ground assaults, with the Iraqi military serving as the go-between" nytimes.com/2015/04/04/wor…
To say #Obama pursued a pro-#Iran/#Russia policy in the Middle East is not actually controversial. Tried to keep Maliki, abetted the militias, helped to rescue Asad (false promises of support to the opposition, letting Iran ship in Shia jihadists, attacking insurgents), etc.
Two "controversies" in three days with Pence's comments on Iran and Al-Qaeda/9-11 and Pompeo's statement today about Obama siding with Iran in the region. And by "controversy", I mean the Trump administration saying something demonstrably true that the press corps doesn’t like.
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