Not that any of you watch cable television, but there's been a small epidemic of female-driven primetime dramas about what it's like inside the office of the Secretary of State. In pretty much every iteration, a plucky, courageous and outspoken, if somewhat inexperienced low-level CIA or State Department staffer, has their brillance recognized when they're shoved into the Secretary of State position. These blonde, pantsuited heroines, whose profiles are clearly based on no one in particular, are forced to navigate the torrid waters of foreign policy, while holding down their positions as Mama Bear to unruly children and an inattentive husband at home. To accomplish this, they wear dark-rimmed glasses to look smarter and say Very Serious Things while standing in rooms with lots of computers with maps on them.
Conservatives are too prone to think of CIA as our valiant defenders rather than what they are: dangerously incompetent.
Playing politics with America's defenses and settling scores with its defenders.
Congressional Democrats harass those who would keep our country safe.
What does Obama know anyway, about Honduras or even Iran circa 1954?
This isn't Bo we're talking about.