Thursday, September 11, 2014

Baghdad ... Shit. I'm Still Only in Baghdad

When he became Secretary of State, John Kerry thought he'd wrap up an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement in short order and orchestrate an Iran nuclear deal to earn a Nobel Peace Prize. He had his acceptance speech for Oslo written before he selected the drapes for his State Department office suite. Instead he finds himself stuck in Iraq.

Could he look sadder? I mean more than usual.

He's still only in Baghdad:

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Iraq's new leaders Wednesday on their role in a long-awaited strategy against Islamic State jihadists to be unveiled by President Barack Obama.

Kerry wanted a mission. And for his sins President Obama gave him one.

It's Kerry's own fault, of course. He should have studied harder.

UPDATE: Thanks to Pseudo-Polymath for the link.