“Sandbox Diplomacy” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock takes aim at President Obama’s inept foreign policy.  The poem was originally published on Sunday, September 1, 2013. As always, be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Sandbox Diplomacy

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From Cairo to Damascus,
From Riyadh to Bahrain,
Each time Obama dithers
He makes his weakness plain.
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He cannot make decisions.
He knows not how to act.
His strategies are hopeless,
His tactics inexact.
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He starts with senseless bluster.
He draws a scarlet line.
He lays a demarcation,
And waves his sharpened tine.
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Upon his foe’s traversal,
His rhetoric is stilled.
His promises are broken,
His words lie unfulfilled.
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His enemies are strengthened,
His allies left impaired.
He weaves a rope of bombast,
And leaves himself ensnared.
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