Saturday, February 05, 2011

Chilling Reality

"It is going to be a long two years. You see, the world has figured Obama out, and the wages of our version of 1979-80 are coming due."

As the turmoil in Egypt continues, my worst nightmare has come true. We are in the midst of an international crisis, and our president is Barack Obama. It is difficult to imagine anyone in politics today less qualified to negotiate for American interests in the perilous waters of Middle East foreign policy than our current "citizen of the world" president.

Victor Davis Hanson's website has extensive, insightful commentary on the dangers of the current Egyptian unrest. Where the crisis in Egypt is headed is still a mystery, but one thing is almost certain: President Obama will perform his usual fence-walking act, with customary bombast and no action.

Even more chilling is the probability that the president has never heard of, let alone read and learned from, The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. The Muslim Brotherhood must be rubbing its collective hands together with absolute delight.