In another stunning show of amateurism, the White House is no longer offering invitations for Iranians to visit any July 4th celebrations around the world (see your Volgi, below, for a similar degree of shock). This is in response to the Obama administration’s quite recent discovery that Iran is an unpleasant place.
Incidentally, no one has RSVP’d in the affirmative, anyway. So screw ‘em, right? If they don’t want to come, we say let them stay home! Great plan. Great mixed message. The State Department is one swinging ladder truck away from being the Keystone Kops.
The Czar sees a pattern here; do you?
The Obama administration announces something kooky and fun.
The conservatives retort the idea is stupid and dangerous.
The Obama administration resents the retorts, and says they will go ahead anyway.
A news story occurs.
The Obama administration announces the time is wrong for the idea, and is dropping the whole thing.
Seriously: is anyone else keeping score on this crap?
Three words to prevent this embarrassment: Think. Then. Act.
Let us be more specific:
|Iran, kinda like this.||Our Dept. of State, much like this.|
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.