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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Watching the melt-down — no, not in Japan, in the Oval Office

It is absolutely alarming to watch President Obama flail about in increasingly desperate efforts to hand off or hand over the Libyan intervention.

It is like watching someone else having that dream — the one about going to high school and suddenly realizing that you forgot to put on any clothes that day, and you're in the middle of geometry, stark naked.

Gosh, it took longer than Joe Biden predicted, but we're finally in the moment when foreign enemies, neutrals, and friends are all putting the POTUS to the test. His teleprompter will not get him through this; he can't bow; he can't flash a grin and a wave, or toss a three-pointer. No, sir, it's exam time in the "Eek, I'm naked!" dream, and our POTUS is trying to make us believe the dog ate his homework, or he has a tummy-ache, or that for some other really good but unspecified reason we should actually call on the Sarkozy kid over in the next row.

It's the multi-car freeway pile-up you can't look away from, but they're all little bitty clown cars — Chevy Volts, I think. Obama seems to be trying to climb out of every one of them, but how is that even possible?

Posted by Beldar at 08:51 PM in Current Affairs, Global War on Terror, Obama, Politics (2011) | Permalink


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(1) fingquodon made the following comment | Mar 22, 2011 10:29:22 PM | Permalink

Entertaining or pathetic...I am amused at the lefty talking heads finding any possible justification for their "Savior's" actions. Now they have found this incursion to be humanitarian. Amazing.

(2) Gregory Koster made the following comment | Mar 22, 2011 11:12:28 PM | Permalink

Dear Mr. Dyer: The press could have asked The One tough questions, starting in 2004. They didn't. The One's rise correlates well with the corruption and bigotry in the press. Now the stakes are much higher. The best cure is systematic pressure on the press. They have placed big bets that The One will bail them out, either directly, or by providing jobs for the gang . The One's minions have systematically stalled on responding to FOIA requests (note that the linked article is by the AP, not the POST.)

It isn't fair to say all reporters and editors are liars, bigots, and cheats. But that's the way to bet. The rest of us will pay on these losing bets.

Sincerely yours,
Gregory Koster

(3) Old Coot made the following comment | Mar 23, 2011 7:05:36 PM | Permalink

"I want to make it clear. And I made it clear to the President that if he takes this nation to war with Iran without Congressional approval. I will make it my business to impeach him. That's a fact. That is a fact."

Spoken by Joe Biden in 2007. It seems that everything said by this administration has an expiration date.

(4) Bigol made the following comment | Mar 23, 2011 7:13:02 PM | Permalink

Too hard to watch, and too sad for me to think about the lack of leadership is having oh our military. Try planning an operation when the goals keep changing... SNAFU!

My take?


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