May 26, 2017

The Council has Spoken 031210

Congratulations to JoshuaPundit for this week’s winning entry Obama Tells Israel They Have No Right To Their Religious Shrines. As Vice President Biden leaves the Middle East, Jennifer Rubin observes, regarding a comment he made to PM Netanyahu:

“… it is precisely the sort of ill-conceived, bullying message that certainly must convince the Israelis not to place their trust in the American negotiators.”

But the Israel isn’t the only country that’s being handled clumsily, as the top rated non-council submission (submittd by JoshuaPundit) of the week notes:  Obama’s Iran Policy Collapses to the Accompaniment of Mockery Around the Globe. One of Joel J. Sprayregen’s observations that’s well worth remembering is:

Saad Hariri is now Lebanon’s prime minister. Seeing the weakness of U.S. policy, he now embraces Hezbollah and the Syrian forces who killed his father.    

Clumsiness in foreign affairs doesn’t merely alienate allies, it can push the weaker ones to embrace our foes.

One council member had 2/3 of a point deducted for not voting.

Winning Council Submissions

Winning Non-Council Submissions

Congratulations to all the winners!

For a complete list of this week’s submissions see here.

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