Friday, 12 September 2014

Background Conference Call on the President's Address to the Nation | The White House

'ISIL has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in the region.  They view it as an existential threat to them.  Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria.'

'Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria.'

Really? Are you sure? I'm pretty sure Egypt, Jordan and Iraq border Saudi Arabia to the east and north. Arguably Israel over water. But not Syria. If the Barack Hussein Obama White House has this poor a grasp of the geography of the Middle East, is it any wonder that they're so clueless with regards to policy? 

As an aside, if it had been a George W. Bush White House which had made this mistake or Sarah Palin's office then this would be being reported by the BBC and the Now Show would be lining up the satirical remarks, but as it's Barack Hussein Obama's White House, I think we can assume that there'll be no coverage at all.

1 comment:

les.w said...

Syria, Iraq, who cares, they're all just camel jockeys over there anyways... Yanks never were much good at those damn foreigners.
But Egypt? are YOU sure? last time I was at Sharm and looked East, I just saw water. No sand.