The State Department posted a list of its (and by extension, Obama’s) 2015 accomplishments. It’s a howler, except for the fact that these fools are steering the ship.
The one that jumped out was, “Bringing Peace, Security to Syria.”
Peace? Are those 2.5 million refugees fleeing en mass simply misinformed?
Ah, we’re just being too literal. Jordain Carney writes at The Hill.
The State Department is defending naming “bringing peace” to Syria as one of its 2015 accomplishments.
The claim was made in a Dec. 24 blog post written by John Kirby, the assistant secretary of State for the bureau of public affairs.
Deputy spokesman Mark Toner on Monday called it a “truthful claim.”
“Now look, the operative word there is bringing, not brought, so we’re bringing peace and security to Syria,” he told reporters, adding that it’s a “mistaken impression” to think that Kirby is implying that the country’s multi-pronged conflict has been resolved.
Kirby, in the blog post, noted that while the Syrian conflict “has continued to unfold in tragic ways,” the United States has given humanitarian aid and pushed for a political transition.
Toner doubled down on that Monday, saying that the United States has helped unify the Syrian opposition, as well as the international community, around a roadmap for a political transition from the Assad regime.
Blah blah blah, these clowns believe it. They have agreements, on real paper with real signatures!
State also crowed about a climate agreement that binds no one to do anything.
It headlined the feckless Iran deal, “Iran Peaceful Nuclear Program Ensured.” Meanwhile the mullahs still hold American political prisoners and have violated the terms of the deal with ballistic missile tests.
In ObamaLand, saying something makes it true. Team Obama thinks it’s winning the fight against terrorists. Except they don’t call them that. They are “violent extremists.”
Winning Fight Against Violent Extremists.
The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism: In February, the White House hosted the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), bringing together foreign leaders, senior officials from the United Nations and other international organizations, and private and civil society representatives to discuss the challenges facing nations working to prevent and counter violent extremism.
This monumental summit launched an ongoing global CVE effort now underway that reaches throughout the world and across countless nations. Although challenges remain, we have made positive strides over the last year, including in our fight against ISIL.