What exactly is Obama trying to say about social media's role in foreign policy?

But let’s revisit that part about social media.

What, exactly, is the president trying to say? Is this some sort of appeal to the idea that “ignorance is bliss”? Is he blaming criticism for his administration’s handling of foreign policy issues on Twitter and Facebook? Or is it merely an off-the-cuff remark, one that slipped before it was fully formed?

Either way, it appears that the president’s supporters will have to march to the front lines again to defend yet another questionable and eyebrow-raising comment. This appears to be happening with more frequency these days, the president letting loose with a regrettable or careless remark. Perhaps the president is losing his touch. Or maybe he never really had it and we’re only noticing now thanks to social media.

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