Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Syrian equation illustrates the lack of a coherent American foreign policy...

... which is essentially a generational failing and not to be laid specifically at the feet of the current administration.

Just take these three stories today:

1) Syria, according to photo-analysis by Jane's (which has more credibility than most national intelligence services is currently engaged in rebuilding its chemical weapons capability....

2) At the same time, Syrian President Assad says he's so impressed with President Obama that he wants new, improved relations with the US...

3) And Senator John Kerry, the man who really thinks he should have had Hillary's job, says that the administration thinks it would be a good idea to have Syria help us disarm Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Let's try to put this one into an equation:

(Syria + new chemical weapons + overtures toward US + US inviting back into Lebanon) / new Israeli coalition government = X

Solve for X.

2 comments:

City Upon The Hill said...

As more time goes on I get the feeling that the Obama administration is just making it up as it goes along. Why was the State Department congratulating Hugo Chavez for installing himself for life?

Delaware Watch said...

"Hugo Chavez for installing himself for life?"

He didn't do that. Why are you making that up?