Monday, April 12, 2010

Smart Cookies and U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration:

“We’ve got to think about giving out cookies,” Mr. Gration told the Washington Post last fall. “Kids, countries—they react to gold stars, smiley faces . . .”
Partial list of U.S. allies and friendly countries that would very much like a cookie:
United Kingdom
Israel
Canada
India
Poland
Honduras
Norway
Czech Republic
Australia
Georgia
Colombia
Partial list of dictatorships and unfriendly countries currently enjoying a cookie without changing their policies and behavior:
China
Syria
Russia
Venezuela
North Korea
Sudan
Cuba
Saudi Arabia
Iran
Palestinian Authority
Clearly, it's time to put the Girl Scouts in charge of American foreign policy. Because they apparently understand the uses (and the limitations) of cookies far better than the current administration.