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Korea, Iran and Our Policies
Just a few weeks back, we watched the President of the United States as he warmly congratulated his outgoing Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, as the best Foreign secretary ever. And he took the opportunity to do this in an unprecedented way on CBS as Steve Kroft, a well-known sycophant, asked the two probing questions like this on the subject of Benghazi: “As the New York Times put it, you accepted responsibility, but not blame. Do you feel guilty in any way, in-- at a personal level? Do you blame yourself that you didn't know or that you should have known? That was the entire line of questioning over the Benghazi attacks. According to Larry Oconnor of Breibart, Steve Kroft asked Clinton the journalistic equivalent of "If you were a Libyan tree, what kind of tree would you be?"
This is all great when you are moving the Clinton’s Presidential aspirations forward as a result of deal you struck to get old Bill Clinton out on the stump for you during an election but “The Best Foreign Secretary Ever? ” Really?”
A scant two months later, the world is falling apart. North Korea is making the wildest threats they have ever made, as we try and second guess whether they are unhinged enough to follow through. Anyone that has looked over that border and noticed there are no trees on the other side but might wonder about the reason. People are so famished there, that they have to strip the trees to survive! So keep asking the question and you will get the right answer. Yes, they are unhinged and yes, they may go all the way. Let’s hope they are playing a Korean version of the “ Mouse That Roared”.
One country that we don’t discuss much anymore since soft-on-mullahs-and-ayatollahs Chuck Hagel, took over at Defense is definitely not playing the Mouse that roared”. Again, in her absolutely brilliant stint as Secretary of State on her never-ending quest for the White House, Hillary Clinton left this subject to negotiation. Iran is a lot more unhinged than Korea and is about to acquire nuclear weapons. They have not stopped, the talks have produced nothing but more time for them, and are President’s fuzzy-wuzzy red-lines – he keeps saying “Everything is on the table” as though he were inviting them to tea but this invitation is having no effect.
And while brilliant Hilary, the best Secretary of State ever, was busy chalking up the biggest frequent flyer miles account in the cosmos, Syria also fell apart and now ominously appears to be falling into the trade-mubarak-for-radical-islam policy-and-re-brand-that-Arab-Spring. Did we mention another accomplishment? Hezbollah? Not taking a clear tack into becoming the world’s greatest global threat. You can read Amabassador Roger F. Noriega’s testimony before the United States House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, non-proliferation and trade to get a real feel for these policies and how they backfire.
But they will take responsibility when Iran has a nuke; will take responsibility when North Korea goes bazooka; will take responsibility when Syria is in Al Qaeda’s hands; will take responsibility when Heszbollah attacks the US homeland. It will be called the Benghazi Responsibility: It’s fine, I am responsible, as long as you don’t try to blame me and as long as it doesn’t cost us an election.