Yet again, Obama (the Magnificent) proves that he can't be trusted in the company of despots and dictators. Yet, the media will hail him as a peace-maker and, if he hadn't already received one Nobel Prize (presumably for being an African-American elected President since he hadn't done anything else), the [...]
Moral Relativism has been all the rage in intellectual salons and liberal parlors since Communists re-branded themselves as "progressives" way back in the '50's. A famous example of Moral Relativism was Susan Sontag's blaming America for the World Trade Center attacks. In the minds of moral-relativists, there is no good or bad - only choices, the morality of which is up to the individual. So, when an idiot preacher in Florida burns a copy of Quran and a mob in Afghanistan, in reply, slaughters and beheads un-armed UN workers including women, moral relativists tut, "Well, what can you expect." Moral Relativism is one of those ideas of which George Orwell said. ..."is so stupid that only an intellectual could believe it."
My how the worm turns. Two years ago, American Liberals, long chagrined by Gallic contempt for American presidents, exulted in electing someone who they believed that the French would admire. Nothing makes the New York Times set happier than Parisian approval. Scroll two years ahead and, Sacre Bleu, the French, who tired of Obama's fiddling while Gadhafi's minions slaughter everyone they can, lead Europe and America into exactly the sort of international activism that our President despises. I'm just guessing but I don't think the French hold Obama in such high regard.
Like pretty everyone else, I can only infer what's on my President's mind by his actions. Of late, I'm afraid the answer to that question is, "not much." In reaction to the turmoil in the Middle East the best that the Commander-in-Chief can muster is to punt to the habitual ditherers across the pond. Wait I take that back, at least in regard to the French who are sounding frankly bellicose about Libya. When America renounces leadership of the free world, it becomes less free.