Also note that the reporters actually laugh at this U.S. State Department spokesperson when she repeatedly says that the President doesn't get enough credit for his foreign policy (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
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JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world. And that's how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled, and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 +1 partners certainly. In Ukraine, we've been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process, supporting the government, and supporting efforts moving forward. Yes, there's more work that needs to be done, the point is we need to continue to stay at it.John Kerry has also said the same thing as Jen Psaki.
REPORTER: Is this a potential mission accomplished statement?
PSAKI: Absolutely not.
MATT LEE: You would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit, how much credit would you give him?
PSAKI: I would give him more than he has given himself. So would the secretary.LEE: Like 200 percent credit? For what? Iran negotiations?
PSAKI: I mean...
REPORTER: What specifically are you saying he doesn't get enough credit for?
PSAKI: For engagement in issues like Iran, what we've done on Ukraine. Efforts to dive in and engage in the world.
REPORTER: Russia has still annexed Crimea. Iran, there are ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that your talking?
PSAKI: We're talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves, and the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.
In his post at Infidel Bloggers Alliance, Pastorius makes the following point about the Obama administration:
When asked, what exactly he does not get enough credit for, her answer is, "For engagement."Now, doesn't that just sum up Obama and his minions?
She repeats that assertion several times.
This is emblematic of the Obama Administration.
If they are talking, they think they are doing something.
Actually accomplishing something is another matter, and it is not one that is measured by their barometer of success.
Talking is the measure.
Talk, talk, talk.
Give rousing pep talks.
Promise investigations that never materialize.
Repeat the mantra over and over again.
Emptiness becomes apparent when it exists long enough.