Saturday, December 26, 2015

Let the Promotions and Performance Bonuses Fly!

The United Nations is proclaiming mission accomplished. Rejoice in the might of the sainted international community!

For Somalia:

Somalia is no longer a failed state but a recovering fragile country, the top U.N. official for war-torn Somalia has said.

In the last three years the country has stabilized but there is still a lot of work to do, Nicholas Kay, the outgoing representative for the U.N. Secretary General in Somalia, told The Associated Press.

"The country is the past two-three years has come together quite significantly. It is both politically stable and developed as well," he said.

Well, not all missions accomplished.

I'm not popping the champagne yet.

UPDATE: God save us, but we think the same way:

In a recap of “significant success[es]” in 2015, State Department spokesman John Kirby lists “Bringing Peace, Security to Syria.” Talk about a whopper. Even the obnoxious team of Jan Psaki and Marie Harf might have shied away from a claim this preposterous.

What happened to Kirby?