Well now, THIS is refreshing to see. After six years of President Obama mucking up just about everything on the world stage, reporters are finally starting to realize there’s a trend here that starts with “F” and ends in “ailure.”
On Tuesday, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki, sporting a haircut she most likely picked out during a Saturday trip to the mall, was asked a fairly pointed question by CNN’s Elise Labott. Assembling a list of foreign policy disasters including Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere, Labott asked if all of these mistakes are the real reasons why the Middle East is in turmoil.
“I would refute that completely,” answered Psaki. “The fact is, there are a range of factors happening in the world that are not caused by the United States, but the United States remains engaged in because we care about the stability in the region as well.”
The Obama administration has been known to frequently cite “a range of factors” when tackling challenging questions like this, but they rarely detail what that “range of factors” actually is.
President Obama has been coasting on the death of Osama Bin Laden for years now as his main claim to foreign policy fame, and at least through the 2012 election cycle, the media was buying it. But not anymore.
Don’t believe me? Well, take a look at a similar line of questioning White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest faced one day earlier:
Yep, that would be ABC’s Jon Karl, detailing a litany of foreign policy failures that we’ve all witnessed on Obama’s watch.
It appears that the news media is finally waking up to the fact that Lord Barry was a “lame duck” long before this year. Better late than never, of course. In a world where even Peggy Joseph is now educating herself on Obama’s failings, this is a beautiful thing.
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