Thursday, September 04, 2014
Brit Hume: Obama told a friend of mine before he was elected, “Wouldn’t it be great for the world if I were president?”
From Hot Air:
That’s a solid statement of Obama’s own view of the significance of his presidency going in, I think. Only he knows what he thought his election and the big Cairo speech in 2009 would accomplish, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he honestly believed it’d be a death knell for jihadism going forward. The death wouldn’t be quick or painless, but having now been deprived of the anti-Americanism that supposedly — supposedly — sustains it, it could only wither and die. That would also explain his fascination with dopey “wrong side of history”/”no place in the 21st century” rhetoric whenever ISIS decapitates someone or Putin invades a neighbor. It could be that O really did believe his election marked a historical turning point in which the diminution of retrograde forces abroad was inevitable. And maybe that’s why a year’s worth of briefings on ISIS didn’t penetrate. Don’t they know they’re going to lose? Haven’t they seen his face?
If his face, his skin color, his race didn't change the world, there's no plan "B". As Brit Hume says, "he's not adaptable." Six years into failure and he literally does not know what to do. God help America ... and the rest of the world. The first few years the disaster that's his presidency was like a snowball rolling slowly downhill. But how it's gathered mass and gaining speed and it's going to be a disaster when it finally hits something.