One of the basic tenets of the progressive movement is dependence on an administrative state filled with experts knowledgeable in their respective fields. However, one must consider the end product. Here is a gem that typifies the genius of Washington D.C.:
Officials in the Trump administration's State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, criticized the State Department Thursday for releasing a report portraying Israel as the culprit in terrorism and downplaying Palestinian incitement of violent acts against the Jewish state, the Free Beacon first reported.
Now, we know President Trump is a strong supporter of Israel and a harsh critic of the Palestinians, so why is his State Department contradicting his positions? Could it be that we have rogue agents deeply embedded within this agency? Do we have a Deep State that believes elections are inconsequential?
I began to question the so-called intelligence of these governmental agencies and in particular the U.S. State Department especially when Russia invaded the Crimean Peninsula. A number of years ago, I read Samuel P. Huntington’s, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. This man predicted the outcome years before it happened. Did anyone in the State Department see this coming? If they did, it was a closely guarded secret because Russia has control over Eastern Ukraine as we speak.
How about the Clinton administration’s slavish acquiescence to North Korea? Here he is reassuring Americans of a nuclear free North Korea:
"Before I take your questions, I'd like to say just a word about the framework with North Korea that Ambassador Gallucci signed this morning. This is a good deal for the United States," Clinton said at the press conference.
"North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.
"South Korea, with support from Japan and other nations, will bear most of the cost of providing North Korea with fuel to make up for the nuclear energy it is losing, and they will pay for an alternative power system for North Korea that will allow them to produce electricity while making it much harder for them to produce nuclear weapons.
"The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. Only as it does so will North Korea fully join the community of nations."
That sounds a lot like the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear deal? Apparently, these people are incapable of learning from their mistakes. I wonder if China will sell them the missile technology that Clinton traded for campaign donations? Why not? How do you think the North Koreans are getting theirs?
Stupidity isn’t partisan. When President George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan he had hundreds of years of history to consult and didn’t. I recently watched a documentary about Afghanistan and was dumbstruck at how all these experts in Washington D.C. completely ignored the lessons of the British empire’s forays into that god forsaken hellhole.
Anyone who has confidence in Washington’s D.C.’s expertise hasn’t been paying attention.