It was terrible optics, the next day the President goes golfing and Secretary Kerry is out on his yacht. - Reuters' David Rohde
On the Face The Nation, Reuters' David Rohde nailed it when describing the incompetent manner in which the Obama administration has handled the Egyptian coup. Rohde noted that the administration could have a much clearer public position about its goals in the region -- there's more options than simply we intervene militarily, we dictate events on the ground, we control everything and doing absolutely nothing. He went on to mention the terrible optics of the President golfing and Secretary Kerry out on his yacht.
"What does that say to young people in Egypt across the Middle East whether-- whatever part of the debate about America's interests in the region and democracy?"
You can read the complete quote and context in the transcript provided by Face The Nation.
With regard to Kerry's role, on Saturday the National Republican Senatorial Committee reminded us that john Kerry continues to be consistent in his difficulty with the truth.
With regard to Obama, after four and one half years in office, his administration remains incompetent.