Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Obama's Dream World
"The shadow of crisis has passed...."
I won't try to compete with the pundits in breaking down President Obama's speech last night, but a couple of things really stand out.
1 How can this guy-given the results of the last election- say in one breath that he wants to pursue common purpose with Republicans and in the next breath threaten to veto multiple bills they send his way?
2 Isn't it amazing how he trumpets his record in Afghanistan and Iraq (withdrawing American forces) given what has happened to the latter since our withdrawal and the fact that he has basically left the former to be re-taken by the Taliban? And in case you missed the news flash yesterday, Yemen, now the new hot spot with al Qaeda, has seen its capital overrun, the presidential palace taken, and its president-Obama's ally- taken prisoner by terrorists.
3 And in the wake of Obama's "diplomatic coup" restoring relations with Cuba, a Russian spy ship has just sailed into Havana harbor bursting with antennai in time for high level US-Cuba talks.
Even Chris Matthews and the mad-hatters at MSNBC were not impressed.