Reporter Calls Obama’s Foreign Policy A ‘Fantasy’
AP reporter Matt Lee called the Obama Administration’s foreign policy a fantasy during a State Department press briefing.
Matt Lee: “And everytime this happens, the line comes out from people in this administration and other governments as well is that we will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. And, yet it is. You also say this about other things too. You say you will never accept Crimea as a part of Russia. And, yet it is. Isn’t it time to recognize these things for what they are and not live in this illusion or fantasy where you pretend that things that are, are not?”
John Kirby: “The short answer is, ‘no.’ But I would challenge…”
Matt Lee: “No? Is it preferable to live in a fantasy world?”
John Kirby: “I would challenge this idea that it’s a fantasy world. Just because, um. Let me put it this way. At this level of foreign policy, you know, you…you have to make choices. And uh, you don’t have to accept everything.”
Matt Lee: “You have to accept reality.”
John Kirby: “Even at face value. No. We are not going to accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. Um, and we’re not going to recognize that. Um. We are, however, going to deal with their efforts…”
Matt Lee: “The fact that they are a nuclear-armed state.”
John Kirby: “Their efforts at developing that program.”
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