Skip to comments."Don't do stupid stuff" Is No Longer Obama's Foreign Policy
Posted on 01/17/2015 8:01:03 AM PST by NOBO2012
Its official: our foreign policy has devolved to singing.
Having found our previous #hashtag foreign policy no longer effective weve moved on to a different course of action. It consists of springing old pop songs, and old pop song purveyors, on both our friends and enemies in order to express our heartfelt concern and whoa, whoa, whoa feelings. I can only presume that the intended end game is sitting around a campfire singing Kumbaya. No word from Iran just yet on when that might occur.
In a piece titled That time John Kerry got James Taylor to sing Youve got a friend to France. even the Washington Post seemed to question the efficacy of this new tactic.
As you know, In what is arguably the regimes most cringe inducing video of the year - so far - Jean Carré brought an old has-been minstrel who can no longer carry a tune in a lockbox to serenade our French allies. Suffice it to say neither optics nor audio were good.
WaPo commenters were brutal, saying it looked like a parody of a SNL parody. Others saw it as proof that "don't do stupid stuff" is no longer our foreign policy. Someone even wondered why we hadnt dispatched Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) instead which I understand was actually under consideration, butt unfortunately hes still on the no fly list. Too bad, because Peace Train might have better communicated our ultimate goal.
Oh, peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on the peace train
The only thing more fun than watching Jean Carrés awkward humming along with sweet Baby James will be watching the next State Department briefing to see how Marie Harf explains it.
Vacuous? Im not sure I understand your question.
And more good news for the world! Big Guy tells us that violent extremism is not an existential threat (unless youre talking about those dangerous Tea Party extremists). BOs sidekick, David Camerons department of state must not be as well informed as ours as he continues to refer to the politicized totalitarian ideology that is threatening Western civilization as Islamist terrorists.
Big Guys other memorable point from the joint presser yesterday was his advice to Europe to not respond to this violent extremism with a hammer. Hey! That reminds me of a folksong! Too bad Mary Travers passed away (RIP) or we could send Peter Paul and Mary to serenade Iran while Congress wrestles with what sanctions to impose to address their growing nuclear threat.
If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening,
All over this land
It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
"No. We did not serve fries with the MANPADs at Benghazi."
Waiting for Frank Oz and the muppets to bolster foreign policy next.
Will we ever wake up from this dreadful nightmare?
Years ago I posted that Bill Clinton's foreign policy could be summed up as I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke.
Obola and Heinz-Kerry one-upped me.
After Hildabeast and JF'ingKerry in the State Dept, this had to be retired. Apparently, the policy now is to serenade with James Taylor, or other left leaning singers.
Given the comment immediately following your picture, someone needs to photoshop in the muppets behind State Department Barbie
Bobo has checked. out. people. He's gone the Full Ike - golf and a clubhouse lunch of passive-aggressive gall while the world burns...
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