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The Final Year Reveals the Obama Administration’s Naïvety and Arrogance


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It sought to avoid conflict but left a bloody trail.

Kyle Smith

January 23, 2018

In a moment of woeful irony in the Obama-administration documentary The Final Year, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power travels to Cameroon to offer photo-op comfort to families terrorized by Boko Haram — only to have her motorcade kill a seven-year-old boy. The boy had run out into the road to gape at a helicopter pulling security for Power’s team of VIPs. Greg Barker, the director of this fan film, does not depict the horrifying accident and does his best to downplay it: It is discussed while we watch a clip of Power’s convoy moving at a crawl when in fact it was reportedly traveling at over 60 miles an hour when it struck the boy. Despite Barker’s intentions, the handiwork of the Road to Hell Paving Company is obvious. Team Obama, with its let’s-hug-it-out attitude to world conflict, left a bloody trail.

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The Final Year, though, is chiefly a study of Obama-administration foreign policy as overseen by Secretary of State John Kerry, Power, and Rhodes, who at the time of filming had become (in)famous for telling The New York Times Magazine that he had set up an “echo chamber” in Washington of Obama sycophants in order to mislead the American people about expert opinion on the Iran deal, and for pouring contempt on D.C. reporters, who he said were typically 27 and “literally know nothing.”

From the doc, it appears that Rhodes, not Kerry, was running U.S. foreign policy in 2016, and perhaps for some time before that. At an event in Vietnam, for instance, Rhodes is seen giving orders to Kerry and telling him how many questions he’s allowed to answer — two. Kerry spends much of the film flitting around trying to look useful. On a visit to Greenland, he says, “This is seeing firsthand things I’ve read about and I think it’ll make me a more urgent advocate.”

The Obama foreign-policy masters see their three accomplishments as the Paris Climate Accord, the opening to Cuba, and the Iran deal........(Snip)

 

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Very good write-up.  "Surprise!  Putin doesn't share a liberal American Democrat's vision about what's best for Russia.  Only liberal American Democrats would need seven and a half years to figure this out."   :lol:

Glad to see the trailer.  That's as much of that movie I will ever see.  Actually, the trailer was too much.

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11 hours ago, nickydog said:

Very good write-up.  "Surprise!  Putin doesn't share a liberal American Democrat's vision about what's best for Russia.  Only liberal American Democrats would need seven and a half years to figure this out."   :lol:

Glad to see the trailer.  That's as much of that movie I will ever see.  Actually, the trailer was too much.

 

You think they've really figured that out?

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