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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

State Dept. Lists Its "Accomplishments" for 2015

"Bringing Peace and stability to Syria"

"At the same time, it’s also important to take a step back and look at how the United States has helped change the world for the better. Our diplomats have been busy, and they have met with significant success across a range of issues – each of these issues vital in their own way to ensuring the safety, security, and prosperity of the American people. So, here's my take on #2015in5Words.  - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/12/24/year-review-pivotal-foreign-policy-moments-2015#sthash.SEQeGsB1.dpuf"



Even by the low bar set by people like Jay Carney and Josh Earnest, this State Department post is side-splitting laughable. It lists their top "achievements" in 2015. This list includes "bringing peace and stability to Syria" and the infamous Iran nuke deal. They also give themselves credits for holding a conference on countering violent extremism-their euphemism for terrorism-which they have not effectively countered-let alone won the fight. That is what they consider an accomplishment!

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/12/24/year-review-pivotal-foreign-policy-moments-2015

"Winning the fight against violent extremism"

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"I attended a conference."

Having a conference is not an accomplishment.

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