Two headlines in the Aug. 10 New York Times speak volumes about Barack Obama: “Iraq Strikes May Last Months, Obama Says.” And: “No Ground Force Will Be Sent, He Repeats.” Time was when enemy spies had to risk their lives to acquire such information.
It is amazing how many people think they are doing blacks a favor by exempting them from standards that others are expected to meet.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a hawk compared to Obama. At least Chamberlain was building up his country’s military forces while trying to appease Hitler. Obama is cutting back on our military forces while our enemies around the world are expanding theirs.
Medical authorities who are trying to reassure us that safeguards will prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States may be unconvincing to those of us who remember how they lied about whether AIDS could be transmitted by blood transfusions. They may be telling the truth this time, but credibility is one of those things that are far easier to maintain than to repair.
However common it may be in politics to “split the difference” when making decisions, it is unconscionable to send American troops into a war zone in numbers too small to defend themselves. The smug and smirking contempt of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, when he began testifying before a Congressional committee in the IRS scandal investigation, told us all we needed to know, even if we never get the information that was supposedly “lost” when Lois Lerner’s computer supposedly crashed.
Despite TV pundits who say that public opinion polls show Obama is in trouble, the president is not in the slightest trouble. He is doing whatever he feels like doing, regardless of the Constitution and regardless of how many people don’t like it, because he is virtually impeachment-proof. The country is in huge trouble and real danger because of his policies, but he is not.
If politics were like sports, we could ask Israel to trade us Benjamin Netanyahu for Obama. Of course, we would have to throw in trillions of dollars to get Israel to agree to the deal, but it would be money well spent.