ABSURDITY – AT 9:35 A.M. ET: President Obama mines the absurd in his weekly radio address. He is sounding more and more like George McGovern, whose foreign policy views set the mold for the modern, and failing, Democratic Party. From The Politico:
After more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama called on Americans to turn their attention to the homefront and honor the “new greatest generation” by building a country worthy of their sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Invoking the spirit and the nickname of the generation of Americans who fought and won World War II, Obama called on Americans to focus on rebuilding at home.
“As a new greatest generation returns from overseas, we must ask ourselves, what kind of country will they come back to?” Obama said in his weekly address released Saturday.
You'd think the struggle was over. It is not. This is a remarkably cynical statement by the president, designed to appeal to his so-called "anti-war" base. It comes close to being an isolationist speech.
“Will it be a country where a shrinking number of Americans do really well while a growing number barely get by? Or will it be a country where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules — a country with opportunity worthy of the troops who protect us?” Obama said.
“After more than a decade of war, it is time to focus on nation building here at home,” Obama said.
Oh please. You'd think this was the end of World War II. This president has spent gazillions in taxpayers' money "here at home." Does anyone not know that?
Expanding on his remarks in Afghanistan this week, Obama said the defeat of Al Qaeda was within the reach of the United States — thanks to the sacrifice of countless troops during a decade of war in Afghanistan.
“The goal that I set — to defeat Al Qaeda, and deny it a chance to rebuild — is within reach,” Obama said.
The goal that he set? As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that." I thought it was Bush who set that goal. As usual, Obama is thoroughly ungracious in giving credit. Even Richard Nixon, never the class of the field, gave credit to President Kennedy when we landed men on the moon.
It's so intellectually dishonest. Al Qaeda, while weakened, is still very much alive. So are groups sponsored by the Iranian regime. We are being sold a bill of goods.
May 5, 2012