Friday, July 25, 2014

Yet another foreign policy failure

Or perhaps disaster is a better word:
Even as ISIS began its rapid advance across Iraq, the administration refused to acknowledge it. According to testimony from Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, the White House knew Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, would fall to advancing ISIS fighters three days before it did. They did nothing about it. Today, unspeakable crimes against human dignity and the common heritage of mankind are committed in that ancient city on a near daily basis.
Barack Obama: transforming not only America, but the entire world.

To borrow an expression from my Native American brethren, my heart is on the ground. A complacent and basically ignorant society might elect this criminally incompetent knee-jerk ideologue once, but it takes a genuinely sick society to have given him a second term. Obama will be gone in 2 ½ years – practically guaranteed to be the longest 2 ½ years any of us will ever experience - but that great swath of imbecilic demography that put him in office in the first place will still be out there, waiting for the next reality-show presidential candidate.

I suppose there is one, very small ray of light: nobody seems any longer to be floating the idea of a change in the constitution to allow this gravedigger of peace and liberty to seek a third term. On the other hand, at the rate Obama and his ilk are undermining the constitution, perhaps that document will be a dead letter by the end of his second term, and he’ll just issue an executive order making himself president for life.


rinardman said...

...he’ll just issue an executive order making himself president for life.

If that happens, my guess would be that his "life" would be short.

RebeccaH said...

Yeah, I agree. He'd better have an army surrounding him (and I'm not so sure the army would oblige).

Minicapt said...

I would surmise that these individuals are now claiming knowledge so as to be accused of inaction rather than ignorance.


Bob Belvedere said...

The Constitution is already dead, my Dear Friend.

Just seven years ago, many of the things we have seen since we would have vehemently declared 'Impossible!', but they came - and continue to come - to pass.

So, that the Tyrant may stay beyond 20 January 2017 is a real possibility.