State Dept. Jen Psaki’s taunting the press via Twitter

Amid reports that Kurdish fighters have defeated Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki took the opportunity to spike the football.

The Kurds were backed by U.S.-led airstrikes.

In her latest efforts at hashtag diplomacy, Psaki turned to Twitter on Tuesday to ask a snark-filled question of the media for daring to cast a skeptical eye at the administration’s chaotic Middle East policy.

Having realized such little success in the region, it’s understandable that Psaki would struggle to follow the sage advice that when you get into the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.

Here are a sampling of tweets recognizing the Kurd’s success, as seen on Twitter:

Psaki’s inquiry prompted social media users to engage, including an ingenious solution to the horrors of ISIS. A small sampling of responses, as seen on Twitter:

As noted, and to answer Psaki’s question, if the Obama administration’s policies are responsible for the good news, there’d be less focus on the Kurd’s “armored vehicles” and why ISIS keeps gaining new territory.

Of course, the media could be focusing on a number of other stories, occurring in the vacuum of the weak leadership being offered by President Obama:

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Tom Tillison


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