Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on two Sunday news programs today ABC (Stephanopoulos), and CBS (Dickerson) to describe the seismic foreign policy events of the past week.
The first interview, T-Rex explains the U.S. policy directly to John Dickerson:
T-Rex outlines the appropriate distribution of responsibility for the chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Metaphor – A dangerously moldy red book keeps reappearing on the boardroom desk (the mid-east). No-one in the room will take responsibility for its origination. U.S. President Trump walks into the room, picks up the book and angrily, publicly, throws it in the trash.
Trump then looks sternly at the most influential task management in the room (Putin/Assad) and tells them deliberately: ‘if the book reappears they will be held to account’.
The entire organization (world) watched, and saw, the event. President Trump has assigned responsibility for the future, and accountability for the consequence.
The second interview delivered the same message. T-Rex appears on ABC with George Stephanopoulos.