Somebody get these guys in the White House a map

So called “smart power” strikes again - and shows itself  to be embarrassingly dumb. There is a great deal of focus on the Middle Easy and has been for years. One would hope our leadership would have at least the basics down. Not true. T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner reports on the latest gaffe by the best and the brightest of the Obama team As the Obama White House continues to flesh out its strategy for combating the Islamic State, the terrorist group that has claimed much of Iraq and Syria, rest assured knowing that the U.S. is in the best of hands. Or maybe not. Consider the following statement, which was made Thursday by a senior White House official during a conference call [emphasis added]: I guess I would just add one thing on the coalition question — and I think this is important to really focus on, which is to say, in discussions with governments in the region, notably the Saudis and the Jordanians, what is clear is that...(Read Full Post)