It’s maybe her best play at this point.
I mean, basically right now Obama’s foreign policy strategy is lying in a dirty room somewhere and trying to stuff its small intestine back into its gut. Hillary Clinton might as well go Scoop Jackson, or something. What does she have to lose?
For the benefit of Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, (NH-02)…
- Benghazi is the second largest city in Libya.
- Libya is that somewhat large country in North Africa between Algeria and Egypt.
- That particular country, desperate apologists to the contrary*, is part of what most people call ‘the Middle East,’ – including, apparently, Ann McLane Kuster. From March of 2011:
Kuster said she supports Obama’s recent action in response to unrest in the Middle East. She said she felt the military intervention in Libya is appropriate because it’s “primarily a humanitarian mission and the international community is leading, not just the U.S.”
“I think that’s the right approach,” she said. “I think we’ve got to be very careful about not ending up in our third full-scale military operation putting American lives at stake.”
We all got that, right? Benghazi, Libya, Middle East? Continue reading Ann McLane Kuster (Democrat), 2011: Libya = Middle East. Kuster, 2013: …NO IT’S NOT!
A senior Palestinian official told [the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper] that US Secretary of State John Kerry gave the Palestinians assurances that Israel would decrease construction in settlement blocs. The official also claimed that Kerry promised that Israel would halt construction in settlements outside the blocs during the peace negotiations.
OK, let me clear something up for foreign observers: under this administration the State Department is a political office designated for inconvenient top Democratic officials who need to be put somewhere safe for a while until they can be retired with some dignity. Nobody really expects John Kerry to be functional in the job; this is a consolation and retirement prize for him. People in the Middle East who want to engage in actual diplomacy with the US government should continue to interact as usual with Near Eastern Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Beth Jones. – but the smart ones knew that already.
(Via Hot Air)