You’ve probably heard the scuttlebutt about the U.S. allegedly “closing” its embassy at the Vatican.
It’s a lie.
In fact, the State Department is merely moving the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to a facility that includes our embassy in Italy. Once the move takes place, the embassy will actually be 0.1 miles closer to the Vatican than it was before.
The move is for cost-saving and security considerations. You’d think the Republicans would be all in favor of greater security, considering how obsessed they are with Benghazi, and you’d think these so-called fiscal conservatives would be into the cost savings.
Meanwhile, Jeb Bush, who is evidently The Smart Bush, tweeted the following nonsense today:
Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) November 27, 2013
Yes, the embassy closing — which isn’t actually a closing — is all about Obamacare. Sorry, no, Mr. Bush. The Obama administration isn’t so petulant that it would close an embassy (which it’s not doing) because a related organization has issues with the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that has nothing to do with diplomatic endeavors.
But none of this matters because, again, THE ADMINISTRATION ISN’T CLOSING THE EMBASSY AT THE VATICAN!
Sheesh, these people.