Remember the griffin that Obama gave Iran as a gift of respect, supposedly costing $1 million dollars?
Well, turns out it’s not really worth that much because it’s really a fake.
This might have been funny if this had been done as sort of a cagey joke (albeit diplomatically hinky).
Unfortunately, it’s just because Obama and his administration are remarkably ignorant and incompetent.
A fake from a fake for a fake.
Obama ran for office promising masterful diplomacy. The reality has been less savvy diplomat and more pathetic loser. Hillary Clinton’s Reset Button with Russia was a dumb Bush-bashing gimmick and it was also misspelled.
That set the tone for the long-running comedy of errors in which Obama Inc. blended appeasement with dumb gimmicks and somehow managed to screw them up.
The ancient artifact it shouldn’t have given to Iran… proved not to be so ancient after all.
Sometimes an ancient artifact symbolizes more than its admirers necessarily imagine. Take for example the silver griffin that was returned by the United States to Iran as a gesture of respect and—at least according to tea-leaf readers—a sign of an emerging thaw between the two nations.
There’s only one problem: It’s a fake.
Not only is it a fake, it’s a bad fake.