Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We Don't Need No Stinking State Department!

The secretary of state defended the Trump administration's plan to slash US diplomacy by 31% despite North Korean missile test and Afghanistan escalation

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Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposal to slash the state department and foreign aid budget is in part based on an expectation it will be able to resolve some of the global conflicts that have been absorbing costly diplomatic and humanitarian support.

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"But in a vivid display of the most urgent diplomatic challenge facing the US, Tillerson was speaking as North Korea carried out a new ballistic missile test – the first since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September."

www.theguardian.com

Everybody feeling better now?

#1 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2017-11-29 05:05 AM

The Trump Administration expects to resolve something? Which first? North Korea or the Middle East? They must be neck and neck.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-29 06:08 AM

"The secretary of state defended his record after a speech on US-European relations that emphasised Nato solidarity in the face of what he called Russian "aggression", ruling out lifting Ukraine-related sanctions until the country's territorial integrity had been fully restored."

Tillerson lives in a dream world when he says things like that. Putin owns Trump, Ukraine will never recover Crimea and pretending they will is lying. It is as likely as Mexico recovering Texas.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-29 08:21 AM

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