Monday, September 16, 2013

The main problem is not that Obama and his team are pseudointellectuals...

...the main problem is that they're genuine "ineffectuals". Mark Steyn on Obama, Kerry, Putin and Syria:
In London this week, John Kerry, America’s secretary of state, capped his own impressive four-decade accumulation of magnificently tin-eared sound bites by assuring his audience that the military devastation the superpower would wreak on Assad would be “unbelievably small.” Actually, the problem is that it will be all too believably small. The late Milton Berle, when challenged on his rumored spectacular endowment, was wont to respond that he would only take out just enough to win. In London, Kerry took out just enough to lose.
Update - This threat just got a whole lot less believable: "President Obama declared that the United States is still prepared to act militarily to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons despite the decision to pursue a diplomatic deal and not strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons."


Minicapt said...

Given the President is not seeking points for style, you must admit he has been quite successful to date.


Anonymous said...

These people thought they were somehow special and knew what was best for everyone both inside and outside of the US. They had the right answers for everything and glibly went about imposing them everywhere. Their smugness could not be penetrated by anything. Until recently. Now everything looks sort of crumbly, doesn't it?

Michael Lonie said...

I'm not sure that they understand what a pig's breakfast they have made of things. They realy seem to think that they are the greatest diplomats since Machiavelli. Obama, who is on record as thinking he knows more about everything that his advisers do, seems to be getting nothing but praise from his sychophants for his wonderful skill at diplomacy.

These people breath their own fumes.