A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

Evaluating U.S. foreign policy starts with the tricky task of understanding what U.S. foreign policy actually is. Analysts endowed with great forbearance can listen to the question-and-answer sessions with spokespersons from the White House, the State Department, or the Pentagon. These folks have the unenviable task of putting forward the best case for administration policies, while providing as little newsworthy information as possible.