Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama: Pants on Fire

By Alan Caruba

There is simply no point going forward without acknowledging a simple truth. President Barack Obama is a shameless liar.

One always feels constrained to pass judgment on a President, assuming that he has access to information only his office can possess. Then there’s the long campaign in which, in theory, the candidate was thoroughly vetted by the mainstream media.

In truth the MSM made almost no attempt to investigate the rather thin resume and biography of Obama. If you think about it, he had already written two biographies by the time he ran for office. One assumes he thought himself the only subject worth writing about.

The media, with a few notable exceptions, became a group of swooning teenage girls. They made those of us who had been fulltime journalists cringe.

Several books were published about Obama during the campaign and one of the best was by Dr. Jerome Corsi, a political scientist, and the data he unearthed or was unable to unearth depicts a pathologically deceitful man. The world has yet to have seen Obama’s real birth certificate, nor any evidence of his school and college records. There is no paper trail for Obama and you can be sure that is no accident.

Even when he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review, Obama contributed just one article to it, but where he secured the funds to attend, first Columbia University and then Harvard remains a mystery too. There is some testimony to the effect that it came from Saudi patronage. Why the Saudis would give support to a professing Christian is another mystery, if in fact the story is true.

Obama is a mean-spirited liar. When he announced the withdrawal of troops from Iraq he never once used the word “victory” even though he was addressing an audience of military personnel. Iraq is unquestionably a victory for our military. It is now a functioning democracy.

Moreover, 50,000 troops will remain in what is called a training or “protective” capacity. That is far less than the 140,000 we had at one time, but it’s hard to call it a full withdrawal. Not once! Not once did Obama make any reference to former President Bush’s achievement.

And some troops, perhaps 14,000, will transfer to Afghanistan. Obama is going to discover that Afghanistan will become his war. Those of us who think it is a very bad war, far worse than the Iraq expedition, will be as vocal as he was about “Bush’s war.”

Bush conquered a relatively modern nation, but Afghanistan is the wild lands ruled by tribes. Right beside it is Pakistan, coming apart as this is written, the prey of the Taliban who want to turn this nuclear-armed nation into a 7th century redoubt from which to wage war. Afghanistan is essentially a counterinsurgency operation and they take years to achieve any success and, as often as not, fail. Ask the Russians.

All those billions and trillions being conjured up by the financial wizards that Obama has surrounded himself with are completely disconnected to his claims of millions of new jobs, a quick turnaround of the economy, or any other of his many lies to justify the borrowing, taxing and spending that will leave this nation far worse off than any deficit he faced when taking over the office.

It is for this reason that the Dow plunges every time he speaks in public about the economy. As he begins his third month in office, more and more ordinary, common sense people are beginning to distrust him as much as I have for a very long time.

He is no friend to investors who are thunderstruck by his ineptitude.

He is no friend to the banks that suffered from the toxic assets the Democrats put in motion with their idiotic demand that loans be made to those who everyone knew would never pay them back.

He is no friend to corporate America.

He is no friend to small business owners whose taxes will rise.

He is no friend to the working man whose increasing unemployment can be traced in part to his performance in office and the policies he has announced.

He is no friend to Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East.

He is no one’s friend except Michelle’s and she is his Lady MacBeth.

He is the worst kind of liar; one who does not care if the lie is revealed.


Anonymous said...


This is truly an in-depth article about how bad Obama really is -- I have disliked this person from the very first day I heard him speak -- spiritually I could tell he was evil -- I remember back in the days of bashing him on Digg I ran across a YouTube video of Obama saying a terrible things about God and the Bible -- I am now one of your followers -- don't give up the fight as you are on the winning side! God Bless, Bob

Alan Caruba said...

Welcome to the "family", Bob.

I have decided to take off the gloves when writing about Obama. He is just flat-out the worst thing to happen to this nation since the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11.

Gramfan said...

He is proof that Lincoln was wrong: you can fool (most) of the people (most) of the time.

Mr Caruba: I had the same thoughts about him before he was elected. Every shred of info about him I gleaned from the non-MSM 'blogs and sources pointed out all the "warning signs" as you aptly call your 'blog.

His list of associates was warning enough, then there was the list of non-achievements.

If the Hollywood elites lose more money in taxes it will give me a great deal of pleasure.
Sadly too many others will suffer.

mlm said...

Wow, very well said. Excellent!

Alan Caruba said...

Thank you. The truth always seems to leap off the page.

Alan Caruba said...

Gramfan, this man is going to do an awful lot of damage to the nation before we are rid of him.

In this respect, he reminds me of Jimmy Carter, whose decisions and action cost the nation dearly.

Gramfan said...

He's Jimmy Carter on steroids!

My other concern is that he will put laws in place,keep the media onside etc and it will be almost impossible to get him out of power.

Our youth has been dumbed down and they will just go with the flow so to speak. A thinking person will become a rare commodity indeed.

We have a similar problem in Australia:(

I have always avoided "conspiracy theories" about "New World Order" and such, but it gets harder every day when we see aspects of these theories falling into place.

J. L. Krueger said...

I agree with what you say about Obama. However, your foray into whether or not Afghanistan is winnable is seriously flawed.

While we have had forces in Afghanistan since late 2001, we've done very little here. The world community wasted years here. We are only relatively recently venturing in any force beyond the forward operating bases (FOBs).

In spite of the fact that the media often report on 70,000 US and NATO troops here, no more than about 15,000 of those are engaging in kinetic combat operations. Most are in a training or support role.

Yes, insurgencies do take a lot of time, but losing them is not a forgone conclusion. We won an insurgency in Iraq.

"Asking the Russians," is flawed logic too. Different armies, different geopolitical circumstances, different tactics and strategies, different goals...they don't compare.

The Soviets were facing a true national liberation movement that cut across ethnic lines. Our situation is different. About 90% of our enemies come from one "super tribe" of the Pashtun,
the Ghilzai. Karzai comes from their chief rivals, the Durrani. So there is a lot more than meets the eye here.

The Taliban are not popular (neither is Karzai, but given a choice between the two, most Afghans would still pick Karzai).

About 80% percent of all "non-governmental" initiated attacks occur in just four out of thirty-four provinces. The situation may be challenging, but it is by no means impossible.

Alan Caruba said...

I like your optimism about Afghanistan. I heard the same things about Vietnam in the mid to late 60's and that insurgency dragged on into the 70s. Yes, different geography, etc., but the problem in Afghanistan is more complex than other insurgencies, given the terrain, lack of central government, etc. I have a major analysis/commentary on this coming up soon over at