The State guys last year were sitting around,
Each one displaying his best Foggy frown,
Thinking of China, Brazil and Bahrain,
Of terror, of trends, of tech, the Great Game.
World-beaters all, these masters of U,
Like them, they'll tell you, there are but damn few.
"We should take stock," said Sam with gin neat.
"Afghan democracy cycle's complete,
"Iraq's come 'round, the Kurds are well fair.
"Turks are still Turks, zilch to do there.
"Honduras, Paraguay - still a bit cross,
"That someone came down and showed 'em who's boss."