Nobody asked but …
Why is it necessary to travel to a foreign clime to make great claims of derring-do? If POTUS could achieve all his claims, why doesn’t he just stay home and achieve them? It’s my view, that POTUS is just signing on to the International displays of smoke and mirrors.
I’d like to know how all of this pomp and circumstance differs from ceremony everywhere. Ritual is there to cover up the likelihood that nothing is really happening. How about that handshake? Silliness on stilts. In the end, the so-called “meetings” between dignitaries take place only to have a placeholder for future claims, probably fictitious, about what may have happened in those meetings.
— Kilgore Forelle