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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bmaz @isamuel @copiesofcopies @OrinKerr Sure, but to be clear, Orin has an intelligent+reasoned position. May not be mine, but it is not invalid.
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emptywheel @ZaidJilani Have heard that from African friends: beatings learned from Britons. @Luvnbeer
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emptywheel @brettmaxkaufman It's their nice way of saying, "Damnit, we had hoped we could go v Klayman alone in the one favorable judgment" @aclu @eff
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emptywheel @mattapuzzo What about the covert forces on the ground? They're just killing everyone? @robertcaruso
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emptywheel @tbogg Not sure how much of this story would have come out if Goodell weren't lying his ass off so consistently. Scapegoated Rice.
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emptywheel @eljefekenney Or someone trying to protect him, yes. It's possible it's true, even.
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emptywheel @eljefekenney Dunno. Don't believe the parts abt Harbaugh, if that's your question. He CLEARLY knew more during his presser.
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emptywheel "Perhaps most visibly, Rice was the longtime spokesman for M&T Bank, one of the team's main sponsors " http://t.co/ZCOWvYAHl4
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emptywheel Glad @DVNJr's piece didn't drop till after Goodell's presser--more likely he'll go. But sort of wish it disproved the Mueller whitewash
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emptywheel @BrianF1959 Maybe. But trust me .Your depiction of what happened with public perception is utterly wrong.
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emptywheel @BrianF1959 To WHAT? To the public learning that Clapper lied? In what world?
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emptywheel @BrianF1959 About 5 people noted in real time it was a lie. Snowden exposed it as such to the public.
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