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Candidate Cain Said “I’m Not Supposed To Know Anything About Foreign Policy”, Whereas President Obama Lives It

Posted on | November 29, 2011 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.

This blog doubles down on its firm commitment to help the President figure out the basics of his job in the remaining 417 days of his error-riddled tenure.


17 Responses to “Candidate Cain Said “I’m Not Supposed To Know Anything About Foreign Policy”, Whereas President Obama Lives It”

  1. Van Grungy
    November 29th, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    “the president referred in stumbling fashion to the “English Embassy” in Iran instead of the British Embassy”
    that’s not how I heard it.. I heard surprise and shock..
    “the crashing of, uh, the English Embassy.  Uh, The the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Iran.. Uh, that kind of behavior is not acceptable.


  2. smitty
    November 29th, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    No, #OccupyResoluteDesk is supposed to be some kind of super hero.

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    November 29th, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

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  4. Anonymous
    November 29th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    You’d think a Kenyan would know that.

  5. smitty
    November 29th, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    You went there?

  6. Steve in TN
    November 29th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm


  7. Adjoran
    November 29th, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Actually, I’m betting the reason Columbia accepted a third-year transfer from Occidental with a lackluster academic record is because he used his dual citizenship to claim a foreign student slot from Indonesia.  Which would be perfectly legal, except that once a person over 18 with dual citizenship takes any overt action to select one country (like registering to vote, or taking a scholarship for Indonesian students), he has made an irrevocable designation of that country as his sole citizenship.

    Just a theory. 

  8. Adjoran
    November 29th, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    It is worse than that.  He’s calling on the Iranians to make the “students” accountable or responsible, when everyone knows they are there because the regime wants them there.  This is no illegal demonstration any more than the US Embassy in 1979.  We had a spineless weasel President then, too.

    But they are violating British rights because the UK has cut the Iranian regime off from their international banking.  The US could do the same, with even greater effect. 

    If we had a President with a set, I mean.

  9. Anonymous
    November 30th, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    Just too good a setup, couldn’t pass it up.
    One doesn’t have to be born in Kenya to BE a Kenyan.

  10. Anonymous
    November 30th, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Embassy takeovers is the Iranian equivalent of going to Occidental and transferring to Columbia.

  11. Joe
    November 30th, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    There is something to be said for the Iranians storming a western embassy and Obama as President of the United States. 

    And who dismisses history repeating itself? 

  12. Joe
    November 30th, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    He is like a gelding Jimmy Carter.  If that is even possible. 

  13. herddog505
    November 30th, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    In all fairness, “England / English” and “Britain / British” are synonymous to many Americans.  I know the difference and often make the error myself.

    I can only suppose that he was trying to speak without TOTUS before him; one would think that he would have learned by now what a mistake that is.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    November 30th, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    It might have also been intentional. The English do dominate Britain, pretty much.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    November 30th, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    ‘Gelding’?  I bet Reggie Love and Kal Pen diagree.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    November 30th, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Thank the Good Lord.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    November 30th, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Why should he start learning from his mistakes now at age fifty?  He never has in the past.