There’s a list of thirteen words including “polarizing,” “calculating,” “insincere” and “secretive” that can no longer be used to describe Hillary! because they’re sexist. How could such a list not include “cankles”?
My previous post about domestic policies rooted in fantasy has been eclipsed. The official position on the disaster in Yemen:
JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: I know you’re asked this every time something terrible happens in Yemen, but now that we have essentially complete chaos in Yemen, does the White House still believe that Yemen is the model for a counter-terrorism strategy?
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Jon, the White House does continue to believe that a successful counter-terrorism strategy is one that will build up the capacity of the central government to have local fighters on the ground to take the fight to extremists in their own country ...
KARL: That’s astounding. You’re saying that you still see Yemen as the model, that building up the central government which has now collapsed, a president who has apparently fled the country, Saudi troops have amassed on one border, the Iranians supporting the rebels. You consider this as a model for counter-terrorism?
EARNEST: Again, Jon, what the United States considers to be our strategy when confronting the effort to try to mitigate the threat that is posed by extremists is to prevent them from establishing a safe haven. And certainly in a chaotic, dangerous situation like in Yemen, what the United States will do and has done is work to try to support the central government, build up the capacity of local fighters, and use our own technological and military capabilities to apply pressure on the extremists there.
No a successful strategy is one that identifies, hunts, and kills these savages using as much force as necessary.
Meanwhile, here’s a position even more “astounding” than the one on Yemen:
In the wake of the announcement that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face desertion charges, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki expressed no regrets about the deal that brought Bergdahl back last May.
In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly set to air Wednesday night, Psaki said the deal was “absolutely” worth it, while adding that the administration will not “prejudge” the outcome of Bergdahl’s case.
Let me translate: We can use the pace of the judicial process to pretend for a few more months that this wasn’t a complete mistake.
We now have government policies that don’t overreact to minor things, but are instead based on things that never happened at all. We have an urban policing policy based on the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, a campus sexual assault policy based on a lie by one University of Virginia coed, and a FEMA disaster preparedness policy based on global warming that we haven’t experienced in two decades.
Today at 10:30 AM ET, President Obama was scheduled to speak at the White House’s “Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Kickoff Meeting.” His introducer, seemingly sensing the president was tardy, gamely tried stretching out his remarks. Then, at around 10:35, apparently receiving word the president was ready to go, the audience
was encouraged to applaud for the next speaker, “the president of the United States!”
Then an awkward silence fell over the crowd as the president failed to show. Spectators could be seen putting down their cameras, losing hope.
Finally, nine minutes later, the president arrived. No explanation or apology was offered.
Arrogance, mismanagement, or some combination of each—take your pick! (Via Drudge.)
According to the April 18, 2013 U.K. Telegraph: “Mr Kerry, the US secretary of state, told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the ‘window’ for a two state solution was ‘shutting’.
‘I think we have some period of time, a year, a year-and-a-half, or two years and it’s over,’ he said.”
And what happened two years after Mr. Kerry’s prophecy that at the maximum, after two years, the two-state solution is “over”? On March 16, 2015, Netanyahu asserted that there won’t be a Palestinian state.
And then, a funny thing happened. Instead of rejoicing at his secretary of state’s powers of clairvoyance and prophecy, President Obama became enraged: “‘We take him [Netanyahu] at his word that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s why we’ve got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region,’ Mr. Obama said.”
The leaders of ISIS have used Internet data to assemble a hit list of 100 US armed forces members and asked sympathizers here to strike these targets.
I noted with more amusement than horror that several of the targets noted in this Daily Mailstory are members of the 9th Bomb Squadron. They were chosen because this B-1 bomber unit has been dropping its bombs on Islamofascists lately.
When they aren’t busy in the Middle East, these men and women train and live in Abilene, Texas. West by-God Texas may not be the ideal milieu for the operation ISIS has in mind. No large Muslim community to hide in. Lots of guns in the hands of ... Texans. The sort of folks who round up rattlesnakes for fun.
Thinking about visiting the home of a B-1 crewmember with ill intent? Picture the scene at the end of Witness where the members of an Amish community confront the bad guys. Now substitute angry Texans armed with AR-15’s and shotguns for the pacifists.
I’m not surprised that the ISIS “hackers” made this a mission for somebody else to execute. (Via InstaPundit.)