Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.~ The Federalist No. 10
And so James Madison, in his foresight and wisdom, predicted the fatal shortcoming of our current president. Barack Obama's entrenched ideology and overwhelming arrogance will not permit him to admit he is on the wrong path to deal with radical Islamic terrorism.
Read this stunningly obtuse quote from a US president. I would not have believed that even President Obama could be this tone deaf, but I heard him say it today at a news conference in Turkey:
“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership, or American winning or whatever other slogans they come up with, that has no relationship to what actually is going to work to protect the American people...I’m too busy for that.”
Not interested in leading, not interested in winning; he's too busy. Astonishing, and brutally insulting to our country--especially to our military. Yet he calls his political opponents "shameful" for wanting to stem the flow of undocumented refugees from the Middle East. Do you think Franklin Roosevelt would have brought in thousands of Japanese refugees following Pearl Harbor? Rhetorical question, of course. Roosevelt made sad mistakes in dealing with Japanese residents in the US, but he did have some enlightenment going for him. FDR at least was interested in being a leader, and he was very interested in winning. "Victory," he called it. Nice word, that. Too bad we never hear it from this president.
With profound hope that I'm wrong, I think that by refusing to confront or even to define our enemy and the growing threats to our nation they embody, Barack Obama is probably going to get a lot of Americans killed before his second term ends. Hopefully in the next presidential election, US citizens will elect someone who has a basic interest in reality, in leadership, and especially in victory.