Patterico's Pontifications

9/1/2013

Château de Chenonceau

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 4:50 pm

In the Loire Valley.

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While we’re talking the Loire, here’s a moody shot of Chambord:

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Borowitz Report: Obama Says Syrian Attack to Have No Purpose

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 4:39 pm

I read it on a satirical blog, so it must be true:

Attempting to quell criticism of his proposal for a limited military mission in Syria, President Obama floated a more modest strategy today, saying that any U.S. action in Syria would have “no objective whatsoever.”

“Let me be clear,” he said in an interview on CNN. “Our goal will not be to effect régime change, or alter the balance of power in Syria, or bring the civil war there to an end. We will simply do something random there for one or two days and then leave.”

“I want to reassure our allies and the people of Syria that what we are about to undertake, if we undertake it at all, will have no purpose or goal,” he said. “This is consistent with U.S. foreign policy of the past.”

Oh, sure there’s a purpose. To keep Our Leader from looking like a schmuck when he ad-libs something.


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