Wednesday, June 26, 2013

When the Going Gets Tough

Four-and-a-half years into the Obama administration and our foreign policy is still arrogant?


The US is often accused of arrogance in international affairs and it's not hard to see why. US officials frequently speak of behavior that is "not acceptable" from other nations. Or they tell other countries and leaders what they "must" do. Or, if they're feeling a little more accommodating, they merely "urge" other countries "to do the right thing" in their best disappointed parent voice.

Sometimes I think I really don't get this nuance stuff. But Kerry of all people is the last person you'd expect to rid our foreign policy of arrogance.

Well, at least they still have that competence thing going, right? Look!! Squirrel!