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May 14, 2018
The hand of Ben Rhodes in the Obama officials' call to Europe to expel American diplomats?
Ben Rhodes, former National Security Council Deputy Advisor, creative writing major, keeper of President Obama's legacy, (particularly on the Iran deal), and now shadow National Security Advisor, ought to be explaining himself these days. How is it that two of his colleagues at the NSC, Steve Simon and Jonathan Stevenson, have called on Europe to expel American diplomats as a means of showing their displeasure with President Trump's pullout of the Iran deal? Sure, there's no obvious link between the two foreign policy establishmentarians and the talkative Rhodes, but that's what happened, with this op-ed here: “The European Union could, for instance, announce the withdrawal of member-states’ ambassadors from the United States. Isn’t this what states do when diplomatic partners breach solemn agreements, expose them to security risks and threaten to wreak havoc on their economies? That is, after all, what the administration is threatening to...(Read Full Post)