August 13, 2014

Digging Out of This Stupid Sh*t Foreign Policy

Leslie Gelb, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The usually uninformed American citizens can be forgiven for being mystified by the Mideast policy prescriptions of their leaders. President Barack Obama promises to stop genocide in Iraq and not to do “stupid shit,” meaning virtually anything that might actually stop the genocide. Hillary Clinton rightly proclaims that avoiding “stupid shit” does not a strategy make, though she, too, vigorously opposes stupid shit. And television’s favorite administration critics—Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham—continue their heartfelt advocacy of stupid shit, i.e. more bombs dropped on the bad guys and more arms supplied to the good guys, without any thought whatsoever of what they’d do next in the likely event that this hardly...

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TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, ISIS, Iraq, U.S. Foreign Policy

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