This makes me ashamed to have to call this man the president. Is it possible our image can sink any lower than to be rejected by Sudan? Is this what they meant by smart power?
The State Department is shutting down its embassy in Khartoum amid reports that the Sudanese government may have rejected the Obama administration’s request to send Marines to protect the compound from rioters.
The Sudan news agency SUNA reported Saturday that Foreign Minister Ali Karti discussed the possibility of sending a platoon of about 50 Marines with an unidentified senior State Department official Friday night.
The report says Sudan “has apologized for the reception of these forces” and reaffirmed “Sudan’s ability to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the State’s obligation to protect its guests,” raising doubts about whether the U.S. request was accepted.
Reuters is reporting that efforts to secure a Marine protection force were rejected.
The Associated Press also reported Saturday that the State Department had ordered all family members and non-emergency personnel from their posts in Sudan and Tunisia. On Friday, the State Department announced on Twitter that the Khartoum embassy would be closed Sunday and advised all American citizens to “stay away from Embassy until further notice.”
Obama should resign, but he has too much contempt for the American people to do so.