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."
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: