This is the kind of leadership the world has come to expect from that beacon of freedom, that champion of human liberty, that libertator of the oppressed the United States of America France.
France is the first country to formally recognize the legitimacy of Libya's rebel National Transitional Council and will open an embassy in Benghazi, the government announced after meeting with NTC representatives in Paris Thursday.
Well there you have it. America is no longer the leader of the free world. That position has been purposely abdicated by the Ditherer in Chief. Obama is not a leader, he has never been a leader, and he never will be a leader. He is a perpetual grad student and the world's foremost practitioner of bong hit diplomacy. Since he has never held an actual responsible position in his life, he is still possessed of the naive belief that if he can think of a nice solution then it will just work out. Yeah, sorry to bust your bubble there Barry O, but that shite don't cut it in the real world.
His complete lack of even any managerial, let alone actual leadership experience has been painfully evident as he has continued his long-standing practice of simply voting present and waiting to see what happens next. Now he is planning on having a bunch of sports teams over to the White House to watch basketball. WOW! I only hope the rain here in DC doesn't cut into his busy golf schedule, oh wait he's got Air Force One and a tee time anywhere on Earth. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns, the country is "busking for change at the Metro station" broke, the Middle East is blowing up, we still have troops in combat, there are open revolts in state capitals and our President?
President Obama & the First Lady talk about bullying and the growing movement to make our communities places where young people can thrive. The first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention is Thursday.
You cannot make shite like this up. Michael Ledeen deconstructs O's Grand Policy in a few paragraphs.
In simple English, we’ve got the usual intelligence failure. We don’t know anything about “the opposition.” So we don’t know if, by backing them, we would make things better or worse. So the only thing to do is what Senators do: talk.
But wait! The president has called for Qadaffi “to go”. That’s not talking, it’s a policy. Never mind that we’re not helping the opposition, Obama said it, so we’re committed. Right?
Well maybe. Kinda. “This is the Obama conception of the U.S. role in the world – to work through multilateral organizations and bilateral relationships to make sure that the steps we are taking are amplified,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.
Oookay. But what are those “steps we are taking?”
We’re talking. To most everyone. Rhodes again: “Maybe this is a different conception of U.S. leadership. But we believe leadership should galvanize an international response, not rely on a unilateral U.S. response.”
Got it? We’re not really taking steps, we’re galvanizing. Others. To take steps. That’s the Obama policy: For heaven’s sake, don’t expect us to actually DO anything.