Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Smart Power" looking pretty dumb so far

President Obama asked in his "spellbinding oratory" (a must for smart power diplomacy) for troops from our European pals to help out in Afghanistan. The result, a few hundred British troops for the August election and...


"Just two other allies made firm offers of troops. Belgium offered to send 35 military trainers and Spain offered 12. Mr Obama’s host, Nicolas Sarkozy, refused his request."

That's 347 troops most of whom won't make it out of the mess hall with the restrictions they operate under.

And how's about that missile the North Korean's just launched? Turns out Obama's threat of a "stern" response wasn't too effective.

I wouldn't blame the prez though, my bet is Hillary may have gifted Mr Kim with a "reset button" that was mistranslated again. You know, with the word "launch" instead.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Hillary gave Kim an iPod as a gift, but with only one tune on it: Eve of Destruction.

Jack said...

Good one.