If not for Thursday’s .38 second special speech on the downed Malaysian airline, BO’s address yesterday might have gone down as the worst international incident speech by an American President ever. For any number of reasons, here are just a few:
“By far the country that lost the most people onboard the place was the Netherlands.” – thanks BO, butt there isn’t a prize.
“Now, here is what we know so far. Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine.” – Far be it from us to rush to judgment, to take sides, to use this crisis as an opportunity to advance our own agenda. We reserve that tactic for domestic issues.
“Now, here's what's happened now. This was a global tragedy.” - Upgraded from Thursday’s “terrible tragedy.”
“So there has to be a credible international investigation into what happened.” - Because allowing the Russian Separatists to investigate themselves would be sort of like letting the IRS investigate itself. Or the DOJ investigate itself. Or the State Department investigate itself.
“Evidence must not be tampered with. Investigators need to access the crash site.” – Are you paying attention, Lois Lerner?
“So now's, I think, a somber and appropriate time for all of us to step back and take a hard look at what has happened. Violence and conflict inevitably lead to unforeseen consequences.” – Really? unintended consequences? That never happens does it?
Remember when Romney declared Russia our #1 geopolitical foe? Remember how liberals laughed, and Big Guy joked “the 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back,”? Seriously, that’s no joke. Heck, we might even settle for the 1970’s about now, and you know how difficult it was to make Jimmy Carter sound presidential.
Remember, nature abhors a vacuum; step away from the giant sucking sound: it leads down the rabbit hole.
And one last thought: who doesn’t lose their mind over a bowl of good chips and guacamole?
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