Charles Krauthammer’s weekly column reviews the collapse of the Obama administration’s Middle East foreign policy. The collapse achieved expressive form this past Sunday in the person of Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, dispatched to each of the morning news shows to pronounce the Obama administration line of the moment on the murder of the American ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.
Peddling the party line, she promulgated patent absurdities with passionate conviction and made a complete and utter fool of herself. Paul Rahe perfectly captured the scenario: “It used to be the case that a diplomat was an honorable man who went abroad to lie for his country. In the Age of Obama, a diplomat is a dishonorable woman who goes on television to lie for her President.”