For John, BLUF: With the option between lucky and good, pick lucky. I am guessing the President did. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Instapundit we have a link to an item by Mr Richard Fernandez, "Mining Engineers Led by Communications Studies Majors." Here is the money quote and the Instapundit comment:
Mr Fernandez also has this paragraph:Falling oil prices will temporarily weaken the Russian and Iranian positions vis a vis the forces supported by the Gulf Emirates. It will also diminish logistical support for Assad in Syria. The administration finds itself in an accidental position of strength. US domestic oil production which it has tried so hard to discourage, has inadvertently given it a trump card. But does it know what to do with it?No. Next question?
Maybe the Founders were right: politicians are ultimately necessary evils best held down to as low a level of activity as possible. Ultimately a nation lives or dies on its character and culture. If that is sound then America simply can’t be held down, or maybe that will be China.I am taking the hopeful side of that item.
Regards — Cliff