Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Words Fail Me (and also John Kerry)

It is hard to find words to describe John Kerry’s performance on the Syrian issue. Incompetent, certainly, but that hardly seems sufficient. On the one hand, the usual Munich analogy: the Syrian use of chemical weapons poses as much of a challenge to the world as did Nazi Germany. On the other hand, our response should be and will be “unbelievably small.” This is the equivalent of squaring the circle: a statement with two diametrically opposed propositions, each of which cancels out the other, but at the same time both are absurd.

Words fail: but “unbelievably incompetent” is at least a start.

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