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State Dept Spokesman FLAILS When Asked About ISIS Strategy

State Department spokesman Jen Psaki is insisting that the solution to the situation in Syria is “political” and not “military”. She also struggled to explain why the administration is not doing a formal review of its current strategy in that country (h/t WFB): When it comes to Syria, the U.S. has few options. The worst […]

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Chickensh*t Comment Opens Can of Worms After Going Viral

While Ebola has been traced back to bat excrement, it’s ‘chickensh*t’ that’s making news at the moment. The revelation that a ‘senior official’ in the Obama administration accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being a ‘chickensh*t’ is getting significant traction; it’s actually going viral days away from an election. Steve Hayes made an excellent […]

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Video: State Department spokesman stumbles over question about why meeting between Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister abruptly closed

AP Reporter Matt Lee has quite a reputation for holding State Department spokesmen accountable. The latest instance involves news reports that a scheduled open-door meeting between John Kerry and the Saudi Foreign minister was abruptly closed the day after a Saudi national became a person of interest in the Boston marathon bombings. Toward the end […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan calls Israel a ‘terrorist state’; State Department spokesman refuses to condemn

Hours after Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan referred to Israel as a ‘terrorist state’, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland was confronted by fiery AP reporter Matt Lee, who has had more than a few run-ins with Nuland over matters relative to State’s policies toward Israel. First, what Erdogan said via Reuters: “Those who associate […]

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