Sorry so quiet – fighting the usual brutal-humidity-and-heat-inflames-chronically-rotten-sinuses-syndrome. At least I don’t have the feverish misery like poor Elizabeth. I just feel like one eye is going to pop out and ants are holding a disco party in my ears.
You don’t have to look very far back in American history to find a President as weak as the current occupant of the Oval Office. His ineptitude continues to boggle the mind. Note Jimmie’s spot-on tweet regarding the Presidential non-Rose Garden love-fest today:
Reading the transcript of today’s press conference, I can not understate how pusillanimous the President was on Iran.
If you can’t stand up for the most basic of human rights, how can anyone expect you to step and speak out against genocide on a national scale by scheming, corrupt, murdering mullahs? Fausta has an excellent three-parter (here, here, here) on how the French President has one pair more than Obama when it comes to stopping sharia creep in its tracks. I bet Sarko doesn’t take sprinkles on his low-fat, low-cal frozen yogurt. He’ll eat the real stuff – fat grams be damned! Because he’s a real man, a real president and as such, sees the REAL DANGER ahead. Double-thumbs up to my girl for connecting the Dots! (Yikes, yet another ice cream pun.)
His Yogurtness is so double-dipped in Chicago thugery, he just doesn’t understand he is now on an international stage and dealing with some pretty evil people. People who would have his boys back home for lunch. Literally. With no dessert. He may think he wants to negotiate with these goons and parcel out pieces of America, but they will trample over him like they do their own people. Andrew McCarthy observes
The fact is that, as a man of the hard Left, Obama is more comfortable with a totalitarian Islamic regime than he would be with a free Iranian society. In this he is no different from his allies like the Congressional Black Caucus and Bill Ayers, who have shown themselves perfectly comfortable with Castro and Chàvez. Indeed, he is the product of a hard-Left tradition that apologized for Stalin and was more comfortable with the Soviets than the anti-Communists (and that, in Soros parlance, saw George Bush as a bigger terrorist than bin Laden).
Because of obvious divergences (inequality for women and non-Muslims, hatred of homosexuals) radical Islam and radical Leftism are commonly mistaken to be incompatible. In fact, they have much more in common than not, especially when it comes to suppression of freedom, intrusiveness in all aspects of life, notions of “social justice,” and their economic programs.
While the fawning media spins and spins the Iranian Protestor Murders into something so fine and frothy he could use it in his next Dipper Dan presser, Stacy is up in DC, asking the right questions about yet ANOTHER Inspector General “retiring.” We a big room with a big white board to map all this out. And Timothy Geithner (Obama’s Treasury appointee with all the tax problems) is smack-dab in the middle of it. Be sure to click over and see the extra special image of Geithner in Volunteer Orange. Rick sees a pattern developing, and honey, it ain’t Fudge Ripple.
Remember how the Iranian protesters adopted a beautiful dark green as their symbol of freedom? During last week’s World Cup qualifier against South Korea, Iranian soccer players wore green armbands. In actions reminiscent of Uday Hussein, now these players have been permanently “retired” from professional play. Hopefully they won’t be tortured (or worse). Prisoners in their own country, they are trapped within closed borders under a murderous regime, along with millions of their countrymen.
Did Obama ask the ice cream scooper to take out all the green sprinkles? Did he order a waffle cone? Will we ever know, what with all the transparency of this administration?
All puns aside, my heart is breaking for Iran and those fighting for liberty. Keep them in your prayers.