In his New Yorker interview published over the weekend, President Obama stated that current Al Qaeda was “jayvee” – and said that his analogy was often used around the White House. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said.I guess in the same way that if a big-city machine politician with no executive experience lives in the White House, that doesn't make him George Washington - or, for that matter, even James Buchanan.
Communism didn't have to be monolithic to murder hundreds of millions of people. Al Qaeda doesn't have to have the same organizational structure as GE to carry out numerous acts of terrorism in potentially dozens of countries. And, frankly, quite aside from the geopolitical ignorance reflected in the president's remarks, I'm getting sick of his sophomoric basketball analogies.