US Foreign Policy in a NUTshell

This partial screen capture from the “World” section of today’s New York Times really needs no further explanation of the incompetence of US diplomats and military strategists:

What could go wrong.

There simply are no words to adequately describe the insanity at work here. Even as each misadventure winds down in disastrous fashion, the new ones follow the same perverted script.

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emptywheel @JC_Christian Couldn't fit it in. Sorry.
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bmaz RT @michaelbkiefer: Nurmi says the court should declare a mistrial now. Stephens denies the request. #jodiarias
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emptywheel RT @Wolfrum: Sure, the GOP may have been utterly humiliated in the DHS/Immigration battle, but at least they pledged fealty to a foreign le…
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emptywheel @JohnWonderlich Oh, I dunno. I think they might well enjoy the prerogatives of private email sorting.
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emptywheel Boehner is probably having his best day as Speaker ever. He managed to deliver on a promise w/o flubbing vote count, and ... BibiPalooza!!!
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emptywheel @DuaneG Thank you! It's one of those days...
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bmaz @michaelbkiefer Why need for a modified Allen charge??
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bmaz @emptywheel Yes, in any case, if the judge goes on a rampage, the defendant can't get more than stacked and maxed. #Journalmalism
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emptywheel Read how Petraeus crimes'd normally be "Free Handjob & iPad Day at Walt Disney World" for prosecutors but weren't. https://t.co/QKYDlWKjor
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bmaz RT @Popehat: Updated my Petraeus post with the plea agreement, which makes his deal even sweeter. https://t.co/3UHhCaMIHy
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bmaz @chriswnews @william_pitts @michaelbkiefer I look forward to more ballpark cuisine reportage! Also, I NEED one of those hot dogs.
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emptywheel "That means even if federal judge who sentences him goes on a rampage, he can't get > a year in federal prison" https://t.co/QKYDlWsIwT
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