Wednesday, February 23rd was certainly one of the stranger days of American politics.

Best I can tell, we decided that all those darn Middle Easterners were getting too much attention with their popular protests bringing down regimes, civil wars between pro-democracy and autocratic forces, and all that, so the US was all like, “dude, better turn on the crazy and get some freaking attention!!”

At least, that’s the best explanation I’ve got.