AND OFFICIAL POLICY OF ISOLATIONISM
...except for that Libya thing.... and maybe that Yemen deal.
(More on that when my LTJG Navigating F-18 WIZO gets back from Arabian Sea deployment. Steaming home even as we speak.)
Steven Green customarily drunkblogs the Afghan speech. Money quotes (from Green, not from the Speecher):
5:07PM “Peace needs… a political settlement.” If I were Karzai, I’d start sleeping in a bunker. In Pakistan.SuperSchmuck Wesley Clark goes on the O'Reilly Factor and rationalizes the Libya gum-up, plus the ignoring of General Petraeus, with the excuse that "the President has to look at the broader picture -- as if this monumentally ignorant golfer-in-chief has ANY idea what a broader picture of ANY aspect of American life and policy looks like.
5:08PM Wow. Kabul is going to start functioning like a real national government, because Obama said it “must.” And it will do so with less support from us.
5:09PM “This has been a difficult decade.”
Well — yeah. Duh. But, please, Mr. President, say it like you mean it. It’s like he’s announcing a “worthwhile Canadian initiative.”
5:10PM “The tide of war is receding.”
Churchill, he ain’t.5:12PM “We will support those Arab revolutions by setting a nice example and saying nice things.”
5:12PM Oh good lord. It’s turned into a Model UN speech. High school Model UN, not college.
5:13PM “Nation-building here at home.”
Seriously, at my model UN, he’d have been laughed off the stage, and we were stupid earnest back then.
5:16PM Wolf Blitzer called it “short but upbeat.”
If that’s upbeat, MacBeth is a light comedy.
Dennis Miller on O'Reilly continues with his mantra: "Who cares what the guy says -- it's what he does that counts -- and so far Obama is a KILLING MACHINE." Just keep saying it, Miller -- because it's so true, and it gets the whole left phalanx so pissed.
So -- he ignores his lawyers about the War Powers Act, he ignores his generals about how to win a war, he ignores his wife about a healthy diet of figs'n'twigs. OMG, before we know it he'll be ignoring his pack of Chicago thugs, his pastor-of-choice, and his magic mirror.
STRIKING CANADA POST WORKERS seen today, on the picket line at Dufferin and Lawrence, in 75 degree heat with 80+% humidity, standing around the ritual fire in an oil drum.
Because, hey -- it's what we do, in the name of the oppressed worker, facing down THE MAN. "Save our Sick Days!"
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