By Alan Caruba
One thing I know for sure on the anniversary of 9/11 is that, a year ago, when our ambassador in Libya and three security personnel were attacked and killed, Barack Obama went to bed that night so he could get good night’s sleep before going off on a fund-raising trip to Las Vegas.
The other thing I know for sure is that he and then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, lied to every American saying that the attack was due to a video no one had seen.
I cannot remember a President who, in my lifetime, lost virtually all credibility with Congress, the American public, our military, and the international community. I say “virtually” because, in America, a reliable 30% or so of brain-dead liberals will continue to believe that Obama has stilled the rise of the sea level and tells the truth.
Obama’s demonstrated capacity to ignore what he has said in the past—the promises he made to get elected twice—puts him in a league with others who, having misled his followers and voters, believes he can continue to do so with just one more speech.
Americans have tuned him out and turned him off. Few listen to those endless speeches because, as he himself said, “I was elected to stop wars, not to start them.” To watch him and his equally duplicitous and demented Secretary of State, John Kerry, is an exercise in incredulity. These two have long records of being anti-war and anti-military, but are now telling Americans and the world that only a” limited” air strike on Syria can save the world.
When even the Pope opposes your rush to war, you know you’re in trouble; unless, however, you are Barack Obama. In Hollywood, reliable anti-war liberals are remaining silent because, as Ed Asner told the Hollywood Reporter, “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama.” Obama’s race probably has little to do, however, with the feeling among Hollywood liberals. “A lot of people have lost hope—with the betrayals, the NSA spying.” For liberals, it’s a lover’s spat.
It has been hard for the mainstream media to give up its love affair with Obama. It continues, but it is increasingly muted.
There is something obscene on the anniversary of 9/11 to know the power of the office of President resides in a bona fide liar. One can only hope that enough members of Congress can muster the courage to reject his request for an authorization to literally go to war with Syria. He is delusional if he thinks the U.S. can conduct a military attack on Syria and just return its ships to port without any repercussions.
What we are hearing and seeing is one more example of Obama’s demonstrated incompetence in matters both domestic and foreign. How many times, as millions of Americans suffer from his programs and policies, must we give him another chance to inflict more harm on our economy and our lives?
I am informed that impeachment papers have been drawn up in anticipation of any action Obama might take in Syria if Congress rejects authorization. Recall, both he and Secretary Kerry still maintain he has authority to act unilaterally.
Obama is counting on the morons to support him, but he has vastly underestimated the intelligence of the rest of the population. When Obamacare kicks into action in October the full reality of this unaffordable, misbegotten attack on the U.S. healthcare system and insurance industry will deny more people a full time job and continue to be a drag on a stagnating economy. Then, maybe, even the Obama Morons will begin to ask why it has turned out so badly.
We lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans to an attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon twelve years ago. We lost an ambassador and three security staff a year ago. When will the Obama Morons figure out that a man who identifies so strongly with Muslims is no friend to America?
© Alan Caruba, 2013