Friday May 16, 2014
It is not often that we agree with neocon scribe Charles Krauthamer, especially in RPI's "Neocon Watch" column. In fact we are ashamed. But we have to admit he has a point. The Obama Administration's approach to diplomacy and international affairs is rapidly devolving into infantile territory, with selfies, hashtags, and Tweets where once adults dared to tread.
It is said the people get the government they deserve, and perhaps hashtags are the most appropriate way to explain complicated geopolitical matters to the masses who prefer news pre-digested by Rachel Maddow or Bill O'Reilly. Mencken (that meanie) once wrote, "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."