my final spew-forth on that perennial subject,
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD
AS WE KNOW IT
More reviews on "LARA ANTIPOVA
and People's Commander STRELNIKOV
doing the GRAND TOUR -- Part Deux"
 WHY I LOVE THE KRAUTHAMMER
Dr. K. assesses the Amerikka Suxx tour with his customary aplomb and deftly planted poignards. My favourite bit:
Obama says, "In America there is a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."
...It's hard to appreciate an entity's leading role in the world when it's been sucking on your tit for 60 years, as Europe has...
[h/t Gateway Pundit]
 JAMES LEWIS AT AMERICAN THINKER
has been doing some THINKIN' about it.
We know that Obama has a very conventional mind. I have not heard a single novel or even interesting idea from the man over all the months that I've listened to him. He clearly has no understanding of classical economics. He doesn't understand, as Bill Clinton did, the real harm and suffering that welfare dependency has inflicted on black people after LBJ's War on Poverty. He does not understand the elementary difference between productive and non-productive investment of scarce resources. He has no conception of the damage inflicted by inflation on the poor, more than even on the rest of the country. He has no real understanding of the dizzying complexities of foreign policy -- nor does his Secretary of State, who was hardly picked for her competence in foreign affairs.[h/t Hugh Hewitt]
These are not just rank amateurs, they are willfully ignorant amateurs, who also happen to be grandiose narcissists, and who now have free reign over the levers of power in the
. We are all watching the Titanic steaming full speed ahead right before that diamond-hard iceberg tears off all the steel rivets from her skin. If you're not aghast, you're just not paying attention. United States
 OVER AT URGENT AGENDA, WILLIAM KATZ
weighs in with these observations about the foreign follies of our "apprentice president":
I'm reminded of something that George Shultz, President Reagan's secretary of state, once said: "Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table." The president should mount that quote on his desk. Throughout the trip he has appeared more the neophyte than the leader, more the apprentice than the president.
His trip came at a moment when the Pentagon is preparing widely publicized budget cuts. It came at a moment when the phrase, "the war on terror," has been dropped from administration vocabulary. It came at a moment when the administration flashes "weakness" rather than strength. And, of course, the president spent an embarrassing amount of time this last week apologizing for America's sins, real or imagined, mostly imagined. There was no shadow of power. There was only the shadow of a kid playing in the sandbox.
 ULTIMATE POLITICAL ANIMAL, DICK MORRIS
does some niggling over small matters of American Law and Constitutional Tradition, as recently blown to smithereens by the itinerant president: "Obama Just Repealed the Declaration of Independence" (picky picky picky, Dick!)
 JOHN HINDERAKER AT POWERLINE
asks the obvious question:
"The Apology Tour: Will it Ever END?"
 CRAZY-AS-A-LOON NORTH KOREAN COMMIE DICTATOR launches big-ass missile --
Leader of the Free World bends over and assumes the position:
"Change: $8B for ACORN, while missile defense slashed $1.4B"
And a whole round-up of disturbing slaps upside the head from Gateway Pundit.