Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tyrannical Intransigence, 1; Personal Awesomeness, 0

Mark Steyn has written another pitch-perfect essay on the Obama Administration's dangerous relegation of foreign policy to the back burner.

Money quote: "The president's general line on the geopolitical big picture is: I don't need this in my life right now. He's a domestic transformationalist, working overtime – via the banks, the automobile industry, health care, etc. – to advance statism's death grip on American dynamism. His principal interest in the rest of the world is that he doesn't want anyone nuking America before he's finished turning it into a socialist basket case. This isn't simply a matter of priorities. A United States government currently borrowing 50 cents for every dollar it spends cannot afford its global role, and thus the Obama cuts to missile defense and other programs have a kind of logic: You can't be Scandinavia writ large with a U.S.-sized military."

I am beginning to think that Obama really has come to believe in the political shinola that was applied with such wanton abandon to his campaign persona, not only by his official handlers and operatives, but by the media.

Update: More on Dim Kim's hissy fits from Three Beers Later.


S.logan said...

Paco's personal awesomeness: 505 (number of posts so far).


RebeccaH said...

I believe Steyn has it correctly.