For John, BLUF: In foreign policy one should speak politely, if sometimes forcefully. Nothing to see here; just move along.
OpEd writer Peter Lucas of The Lowell Sun is often disparaged by various citizens of Lowell for being a hack.
The Tuesday column, "Taunts come back to haunt mocker in chief", talks to how the President has used mockery as a tool for both domestic and foreign policy and how some of his comments have come back upon him. Mr Lucas does mention Mr Saul Alinaky and his Rules for Radicals.
Mockery does not seem a good way to conduct foreign policy.
Regards — Cliff