We – ON THE RECORD at 10pm – have followed the disappearance of Robert Levinson for 6 years. I have met members of the family and Mrs. Levinson. Their heartbreak is enormous…and contagious. I wish I would help them. I just noticed the press release below and it is kind that the White House releases it ….but what has the White House DONE to help find Bob Levinson? Could the Obama Administration not do more? It may be the impossible search — after all it is Iran and Bob Levinson may be dead but I can’t help but wish for more for the family. (And it is possible there IS more but that the White House has kept the lid on it…only sharing it with the Levinson family…)
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2013
Statement by the Press Secretary on Robert Levinson
Six years ago tomorrow, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing during a business trip in Iran. Finding him remains a high priority for the United States, and we will continue to do all that we can to bring him home safely to his friends and family, so they may begin to heal after so many years of extraordinary grief and uncertainty.
The Iranian Government previously offered assistance in locating Mr. Levinson and we look forward to receiving this assistance, even as we disagree on other key issues. The FBI has also announced a $1 million reward for information leading to Mr. Levinson’s safe return. This year, we again reaffirm our commitment to bringing him home to those who love him.