Obama's 'Diplomatic formula' adds up to failure

Ed Lasky has examined President Obama's foreign policy initiatives and has developed this helpful formula so that we can see the results of our president's efforts:

The outstretched hand (and not the clenched fist) + Praise for Muslims + Bow to Saudi Ambassador + reckless outreach towards The Islamic Republic of Iran + Cut in Defense Programs + Blasé attitude towards Russian Encroachment in Georgia + Pledge for more aid to Unity Government of Palestinians (including Hamas) + Pledge to Leave Iraq =

2 Blasts In Iraq Aimed at Shiites

Ernesto Londoño and Aziz Alwan of the Washington Post report:

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 75 people Friday outside a Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad, raising the death toll from the past two days in Iraq to more than 160 and igniting fears that the Iraqi capital could again spiral into a cycle of sectarian violence.

The wave of bombings targeting Shiites could incite reprisals from Shiite militias as the United States begins pulling troops out of the country. Suicide bombers in Baghdad and Diyala province killed more than 85 people Thursday, the deadliest single day this year in Iraq. A car bombing in Diyala on Friday evening killed an additional seven people, Iraqi authorities said.

The rapid series of attacks bore the trademarks of the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has long sought to undermine the United States and Iraq's Shiite-led government.

It appears our president is rather good at subtraction. But when it comes to addition, it looks like he runs out of fingers and toes before coming up with the answer.
Ed Lasky has examined President Obama's foreign policy initiatives and has developed this helpful formula so that we can see the results of our president's efforts:

The outstretched hand (and not the clenched fist) + Praise for Muslims + Bow to Saudi Ambassador + reckless outreach towards The Islamic Republic of Iran + Cut in Defense Programs + Blasé attitude towards Russian Encroachment in Georgia + Pledge for more aid to Unity Government of Palestinians (including Hamas) + Pledge to Leave Iraq =

2 Blasts In Iraq Aimed at Shiites

Ernesto Londoño and Aziz Alwan of the Washington Post report:

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 75 people Friday outside a Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad, raising the death toll from the past two days in Iraq to more than 160 and igniting fears that the Iraqi capital could again spiral into a cycle of sectarian violence.

The wave of bombings targeting Shiites could incite reprisals from Shiite militias as the United States begins pulling troops out of the country. Suicide bombers in Baghdad and Diyala province killed more than 85 people Thursday, the deadliest single day this year in Iraq. A car bombing in Diyala on Friday evening killed an additional seven people, Iraqi authorities said.

The rapid series of attacks bore the trademarks of the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has long sought to undermine the United States and Iraq's Shiite-led government.

It appears our president is rather good at subtraction. But when it comes to addition, it looks like he runs out of fingers and toes before coming up with the answer.