Read on to see what we’ve come to, thanks to Barack Obama’s tremendously successful project to “remake” America. On Tuesday night, Barack Obama, who has made clear for his entire adult life that he finds our Constitution extremely deficient because of its enshrinement of the concept of private property, and who has no use for the concept of American exceptionalism, made a convoluted, pointless speech filled with contradictions to attempt to save face after stepping in it big time on the issue of Syria. Ironically, in that speech, and in his bizarre news conferences last week, the Community-Organizer-in-Chief cited that same distasteful American exceptionalism as justification for his plan to do something “unbelievably small” to punish Bashar al-Assad, who supposedly used chemical weapons in his civil war.
The speech was rendered unnecessary because, thanks to another off-the-cuff, off the Prompter comment, this time by Sec. of State John “Lurch” Kerry. Asked by a reporter if there was anything Mr. Assad could do to avoid watching some kindergartens and nursing homes blow up before continuing his systematic killing of his opposition, Mr. Kerry, who by the way not only served in Viet Nam but also enthusiastically gave aid and comfort to our enemies, said that if Mr. Assad would turn over “every single bit” of his chemical weapons to the mythical international community within a week, then no strike, something Kerry said Mr. Assad would never do, of course, adding that “it can’t be done.” The Russians had to be gleeful, thinking “Seriously? Can this really be happening?” I can just see Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying “Vlad, this is too good to be true! I think if we play our cards right we can use this to our advantage.” That would have been the understatement of the century. Thanks to Lurch, Russia is now large and in charge on the international stage, and they are feeling their oats. How much? Here’s how much. This morning in the Liberal Death Star aka the New York Times, Vladimir Putin is lecturing us on international law and the dangers of believing in American exceptionalism, concluding with a statement referencing “the Lord’s blessings,” because “God created us equal.”
So to recap, here’s where we are:
Despite all the drama about consequences for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons, which is still not proven despite what John Kerry keeps repeating endlessly, there have been no consequences and, thanks to the Obama administration’s bungling, there will be no consequences.
A former agent of the Soviet Union’s KGB, an entity known for murder, torture and stuff that makes what has gone on at Gitmo seem like a tea party, who has girl rock bands incarcerated for offensive lyrics, who is also a godless communist is lecturing us on democracy, international law, claiming that we have no right to act unilaterally, but must the consent of U.N., and just for fun, citing God as the cherry on top.
As Bill Keller in the Liberal Death Star states in his piece “Playing Chess with Putin,”
“A president who once seemed sure-footed, combining prudent diplomacy with the occasional bold stroke (killing Osama bin Laden) now stands accused of being, as his Texan predecessor might have put it, all hat and no cattle. He vowed to bring the Benghazi killers to justice, to stand against the return of military rule in Egypt, to arm the rebels in Syria, to enforce a red line against weapons of mass destruction. So far, he has accomplished none of the above.”
The only thing “incredibly small” in this whole embarrassing episode, the follow up the equally embarrassing Snowden affair, is the little man who once strode the world stage as a rock star, now rendered virtually irrelevant. Putin has outsmarted him at every turn. The only Americans who can happy about these developments are Madeleine Albright, who once lamented the fact that the United States was the world’s sole superpower, and Jimmy Carter, who is now first runner up for the title “Most Ineffective, Feckless American President.”