Monday, December 28, 2015

You just can't...

You just can't ... make this shit up.  Our State Department issued a year-in-review statement on Christmas Eve that included this gem of a paragraph:
Bringing Peace, Security to Syria.

Syria: The conflict in Syria has continued to unfold in tragic ways over the course of 2015. From the humanitarian crisis endured by refugees fleeing violence, to the reprehensible human rights violations and violence carried out by the Asad regime, the Syrian people have borne a heavy load. The United States and many members of the international community have stepped up to aid the Syrian people during their time of need – the United States has led the world in humanitarian aid contributions since the crisis began in 2011. Led by Secretary Kerry, the United States also continues to push for a political transition in Syria, and under his stewardship, in December, the UN Security Council passed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that puts forward a roadmap that will facilitate a transition within Syria to a credible, inclusive, nonsectarian government that is responsive to the needs of the Syrian people.
If you think that's The Onion I'm quoting there, just follow the link: it's not parody. These people really are tooting their own horns about success in Syria.  One struggles for words in the face of such absolute poppycock.  The good folks at Reason found some words, though.

Doesn't it bring you great comfort to know that experts of this caliber are running the State Department?

State Department bureaucrats.
Some assembly required.

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