When you hear about a non-existent border with Syria, remember when Sarah Palin said that she could see Russia from her house? Liberals are still cracking up about it, don’t-cha-know.
What’s really funny is that they thought Obama was more qualified than McCain or Palin. Palin may not have had any real foreign diplomatic experience, but good grief. Like Obama did? He was a state senator in Illinois for a few minutes before becoming a U.S. Senator for another two minutes, and that was supposed to qualify him as some sort of foreign policy expert? Oh yeah, I forgot. He was also a community organizer. But he was apparently quite a failure at that. At least Palin was governor of a state.
Now that Obama’s had the White House for several years now, we’re finding out what the real foreign policy experts in his administration know. Or don’t know, rather. Get a load of this, from the Washington Free Beacon:
A senior Obama administration official is cited in a White House press release as saying “Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria,” while speaking with a group of journalists and National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden.
The conference call, which was meant to provide background information on President Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation, involved Hayden and another unnamed Obama administration official who made the following statement:
“ISIL has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in the region. They view it as an existential threat to them. Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria. The Jordanians are experiencing a destabilizing impact of over a million refugees from the Syrian conflict, and are profoundly concerned that ISIL, who has stated that their ambitions are not confined to Iraq and Syria, but rather to expand to the broader region.”
Did you catch that? They said that Saudi Arabia has an “extensive border with Syria.” Except that it doesn’t. It doesn’t border Syria at all. Maybe they can see Russia from their house too.
Here’s a map for our liberal readers: