Friday, August 15, 2014

It's A Whole New World!

Over at the New York Times, Tommy Friedman sat down with President Obama for a sycophantic sweat licking session foreign policy interview which yielded this core principle.
Obama made clear that he is only going to involve America more deeply in places like the Middle East to the extent that the different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no vanquished. The United States is not going to be the air force of Iraqi Shiites or any other faction.
That's awesome! Just like kindergarten and pee wee soccer, there are no winners and losers, no victors and no vanquished. We're redrawing the map of the world here, kids. In terms of international influence, it's going to look something like this.

Nations and movements who cling to old fashioned notions of survival and surrender are going to have to make a go of it without us.


Trigger Warning said...

Like the Affordable Care Act that was "deemed" as passed, and the Federal exchange was "deemed" to be a state exchange for purposes of subsidies, the suffering Iraqis on the run from murderous psychotics have been "deemed" to have been saved.

The current Obama regime is clearly a gaggle of deemwits.

K T Cat said...


B-Daddy said...

"different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no vanquished." Well, that's pretty much the entire rest of the world that plays by the victor/vanquished rule set, so the new map is accurate.

Mostly Nothing said...

So Obama has in effect surrendered to any and all aggressors.