Saturday, March 01, 2014

One less commission

Above is the cover sketch that appears on the 2013 report of the USA-Russia bilateral presidential commission, which outlines all the boffo cooperation between the two countries in the year and a bit up to that point. There's a seemingly impressively list of sectors covered leaving the impression that it would be difficult for the USA to have a better friend than Russia -- take that, Canada! -- yet there are strangely absent items under such topics as "Syria," "chemical weapons," or "invading neighbouring countries."

But seriously, if the best the White House can threaten as consequences for the Russian occupation of Crimea, a part of Ukraine, is not showing up to a G8 summit in June, couldn't they at least threaten to kill this useless commission as well?