It would appear that 3 Americans hikers on vacation have been captured by the Iranians after crossing into Iranian territory. (secondary question - who in their right mind would go on vacation in Iraq at this point in time??)
Instead of telling the punks running Iran that they have 12 hours to return the hostages before we bomb their ass back to the stone age, this is what we get:
Man, I can see the mullahs shaking in their sheets over that one, yessiree!
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said Saturday that Washington had asked the Swiss, who represent U.S. interests in Tehran, "to confirm these reports with Iranian authorities and, if true, to seek consular access" to the detained Americans.
I hope these poor bastards don't languish in Iran as long as the American hostages did back when Carter was running the show.