Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sandbox Diplomacy

From Cairo to Damascus,
From Riyadh to Bahrain,
Each time Obama dithers
He makes his weakness plain.
He cannot make decisions.
He knows not how to act.
His strategies are hopeless,
His tactics inexact.
He starts with senseless bluster.
He draws a scarlet line.
He lays a demarcation,
And waves his sharpened tine.

Upon his foe’s traversal,
His rhetoric is stilled.
His promises are broken,
His words lie unfulfilled.
His enemies are strengthened,
His allies left impaired.
He weaves a rope of bombast,
And leaves himself ensnared.


  1. Now, I don't want to rib ya,
    But please don't forget Libya.
    Where Chris Stephens was. He
    Got bumped off in Benghazi
    Yet Progressives act blasé
    When you'd think they oughtta gib ya
    Contrition every day.

    ~ FreeThinke

  2. I hope you realize, dear Bard, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?"

    Perhaps you do not care to reach great fame?
    But even so, your work deserves acclaim.

    Please keep up the good work.


  3. Bard... I continue to be (can I say 'enthralled'?) with your offerings... please accept my thanks, and do keep on keepin' on!


  4. FYO: Sandbox Diplomacy has been quoted in it's entirety at Progressive Eruptions with introductory remarks giving you full credit and the link to this blog at the bottom.

    I did not did add my wee little post script on Ben Ghazzi, because I didn't want it to draw attention away from you, O Bard.

    The blog owner at Progressive Eruptions, Ms Shaw Kenawe, is a radical progressive, and therefore hostile to conservative ideas, but she and I are friends, nevertheless, and we both respect talent.

    It is to her credit that unlike most leftist sites, Ms Shaw WILL publish a wide variety of views, as long as they are well-written and not merely vulgar personal attacks.

    I really do think your talent is such that it ought to be better known. Hope you don't mind my sharing you?