Foolish, Offensive and Sometimes UnintelligibleSeptember 25th, 2012 at 1:50 am by Brian
Who needs to go to the movies when you can watch Jay Carney’s projection on the big screen? The above was the White House Squealer’s characterization of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s jeremiad to the United Nations in which he denied the Holocaust, called for the elimination of Israel, made a death threat against Salman Rushdie and the director of the anti-Islamic film that Hillary Clinton’s State Department blames for her negligence that resulted in the murder and rape of her Libyan ambassador.
He’s calling for genocide and state sponsored terrorism not chewing with his mouth open or putting his elbows on the table during dinner. al-Reuters calls it “defiant”. NBC characterizes him as “pugnacious”. I guess plucky, scrappy and irascible were unavailable.
“Foolish, offensive and sometimes unintelligible.” Now, remind me again who said that they would meet with him with no pre-conditions. Who is “foolish” in that scenario?
As far as “offensive” goes, I take it no one saw Hillary Clinton giving a speech at her appropriately acronymed “CGI” Clinton Global Initiative soiree this morning. No one saw the prolonged standing ovation given to Clinton due in no small part to what they perceive to be The Great Success that she has achieved as the Ozymandias of the State Department. Look on her works, ye mighty cankles and despair.
CGI Event: Libyan Ambassador Craig Stevens was digitally removed from Hillary Clinton’s conscience
Clinton delivered, in her trademark monotone, the type of soaring rhetoric we have come to expect from such an accomplished and world-renowned diplomat. Soaring to levels usually reserved for warnings to truck drivers about low interstate overpasses ahead.
Void from any of their faces, even the slights signs of distress or concern about the events of the last few days or the bloody riots that threaten our interests abroad even to this day while trolling for donations. Surely there is something more important to do today while 120 world leaders are in town than to fundraise for your personal foundation. You would be wrong though. Because they don’t know the meaning of the word “offensive”.
As far as unintelligible goes, look no further than Susan Rice’s disastrous, five front offensive against the truth in the White House and State Department’s characterization of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans a week ago. Despite a few Bumps In The Road ™, Rice was able to point out an area where Hillary Clinton has succeeded:
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is really “into Twitter,” she said over the weekend, but she used to be a social media “skeptic.”
“I’ve got to admit, in all honest, when this started a couple of years ago, I was a skeptic. I thought, how can I responsibly speak about or conduct foreign policy in what seemed to me haiku?” Susan Rice told Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore over the weekend.
“I thought it sort of might cheapen the coin,” she said. “But I was so wrong. I have gotten really into it because I realize it’s a whole different way of connecting with a whole different set of voices around the world.”
She added that it has helped her and colleagues “distill messages to their very essence.”
She also had high praise for other forms of social media, including Facebook and YouTube.
“When it comes to foreign policy, this is not the most necessarily modern and agile aspect, traditionally, of American government. But under President Obama’s leadership and Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton’s, the State Department has harnessed social media to be a much more effective tool of our outreach,” Rice said.
Well, it’s a start. She can admit she was so very wrong about Twitter but can’t admit she was wrong about everything she staked her personal and professional credibility on to five Sunday morning talk shows last week.
Standing with our allies, standing against our enemies – we’ve never been clearer! Every other day the White House spokestool has to assert that we’ve never been closer to Israel than you would believe were you foolish enough to trust your lying eyes. Every other week, we’re convinced that murderous dictators who threaten the lives of us and our allies are just friends we haven’t made yet. It’s as clear as mud.
Obama’s and Clinton’s “leadership” in the field of Twitter has undoubtedly been the greatest foreign policy success since the last one. Whatever it was. After all, you don’t even need 140 characters to say “We’re sorry” and “I surrender”.