West Jerusalem Israel embassy Scott Morrison
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Having cleverly wedged himself with his cynical Jerusalem embassy review during the Wentworth byelection, Scott Morrison had a choice in the aftermath: try to salvage at least something from debacle or, true to the spirit of that foolish, amateur-hour stunt, go all the way and make sure it was a complete disaster.

It's not clear yet, but after Saturday's announcement about recognising West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but not moving our embassy, there's a chance Morrison has indeed pulled off the full disaster, a significant achievement only a government as dreadful as this one could have managed.