All the commotion of the last several weeks has kept Obama busy with the drawing red lines in the sand, creating meaningless buzzwords like “self-radicalized” to gloss over the problem of global terrorism, covering up for flawed former secretaries of state and finding time to make a call to a gay professional basketball player.
Remember those words, “Rest assured, we will find out who did this, and we will bring them to justice”?
The president is becoming quite adept at using them. First
Forget about the four dead Americans. It doesn’t matter now, because it happened a “long time ago.”
And then there’s that nagging trouble in
Some people appear to have information about what really happened in
Yet, the most powerful person in the world, the president of the
Fear not. He says he will get back to us. When? After he is out of office? When the story is even older than it is now?
For the moment Barack Obama must deal with this growing problem of “self-radicalization” and making sure the Islamic community receives no additional blame for yet another attack on innocent people.
What is self-radicalization, anyway? Do you go to sleep one night and wake up the following morning shouting “Allahu Akbar” because you had a bad dream? Is it the proverbial light bulb illuminating?
You can believe that self-radicalization at the level of the
Brother Dzhokhar may have been a typical 19-year old until Tamerlan began to brainwash him. That is certainly a valid possibility, but establishing the deeply ingrained ideologies of fundamentalist Islam requires more than a do-it-yourself reading of the Koran.
All of which points to the increasingly disturbing attitude of our absentee president. With each passing day, the rhetoric is sounding more and more like mumbo jumbo.
Barack Obama took six questions in a 45 minute press conference earlier this week, and he said a lot while he was actually saying nothing.
Then again, wasn’t that a long time ago?
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