Yet MORE 'Smart Diplomacy'...
If you really wish to cut Federal Spending in this day and age, might I suggest that you start with the State Department? They apparently aren't doing anything; they don't have anyone around who can spell 'Reset' in Russian. They don't seem to have anyone who can tell President Hopenchanger who his French counterpart is. Yesterday, it seemed as if no one was available to tell the President "don't insult the Russians when you go over there. They get testy".
And now, for want of that sort of Civil Servant -- the one who can actually chew gum and walk at the same time -- the President of the United States kicked his Russian hosts square in the balls with a single sentence. You can read it here.
"Bottom line: The guy is a smooth-talking ignoramus: not all that smart, not well-read, with a wafer-thin resume. "