The latest in President Obama’s “smart diplomacy”:
- Rather than side with our British friends and allies in their never-ending dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, Obama proclaims that the United States is neutral.
- Rather than use the standard name Falkland Islands, Obama refers to them as the Malvinas — the name preferred by the Argentine government — thereby moving past neutrality to a pro-Argentine position.
- Obama botches the name Malvinas, and actually refers to the islands as the Maldives. The Maldives are an island nation in the Indian Ocean, on the other side of the world.
Seriously, how did people get the idea that this guy was competent to be president?