Ed Driscoll


THE STATE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT: Steven Den Beste writes, “The problem with State is that sometimes it seems as if they’ve forgotten just who they work for and whose interests they’re supposed to be representing. It’s almost the diplomatic equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome, where the people in the various bureaus in State identify more with the nations they’re assigned to than they do with the US. And there seems to be a strong and very unhealthy strain of post-nationalism there, to the point where in some cases they seem to agree with the French that America is actually the problem.”

Unlike some others, Den Beste isn’t thrilled that Newt’s on the case, however.