Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What Does That Even Mean?


Following the contemptible storming of the British Embassy in Iran by violent protesters, President Obama rightly condemned the Iranian government for not controlling the protesters and protecting a diplomatic outpost. In doing so, however, he made yet another embarrassing foreign policy gaffe: referring to the embassy as "English" instead of "British."

Reached for comment the president said, "Maybe saying 'English'
was technically incorrect, but keep in mind that they have a
different kind of set-up than we do here. And how many Britishmen
can name all 57 states? See what I mean? Apples and Oranges."