George Will: Obama Takes His Foreign Policy Cues From Monty Python
Will: Some Presidents Take Foreign Policy Cues from Kissinger, Obama Takes His from Monty Python (Washington Free Beacon)
Columnist George Will quipped that the Obama administration’s feckless foreign policy was straight from Monty Python, the British comedy sketch series, Tuesday during the Special Report panel.
Discussing the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Will criticized Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks that nothing the U.S. was saying should be “seen as a threat to Putin,” causing Will to wonder what the country was doing if it wasn’t threatening a “bad guy who’s doing bad things.” And he went on.
“Today, or maybe it was yesterday, one loses track, [Jay] Carney said we are actively evaluating,” Will said. “That’s distinct from passively evaluating. Now, the meals ready to eat that we sent, we were careful not to send in military planes because we thought that would be provocative. They were sent in commercial trucks. Some presidents take their foreign policy from the idealism of Woodrow Wilson, some from the realism of Henry Kissinger. This is foreign policy from Monty Python.”