George Will: Hashtag Diplomacy as Foreign Policy ‘an Exercise in Self-Esteem’

‘I do not know how adults stand there, facing a camera, and say, “Bring back our girls”‘

Will’s Take: I Can’t Believe Adults Use Hashtag Foreign Policy, ‘An Exercise in Self-Esteem’ (National Review Online)

George Will doesn’t quite understand the thinking behind the first lady’s recent tweet in which she used the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, referencing the Boko Haram kidnapping of Nigerian girls.

“Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Uh oh, Michelle Obama is very cross with us — we better change our behavior’?” Will said on Fox News Sunday.

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