Obama admits it: Assad and his poison pen letters pose no immediate threat to the United States or its allies.
Daily Archives: September 6, 2013
That brave AP reporter who dared challenge the White House line is outnumbered by his lickspittle peers
Just as a few of us were applauding Matt Lee for inquiring whether the entire administration had underdone a spine-removal procedure over the weekend, the rest of his pack were hitting a new low in hiding the news under euphemisms and just plain, unadulterated bullshit.
Republicans also have reason to suspect that Obama’s decision to request congressional approval was an effort to put them on the spot–and his ludicrous denial yesterday that he “set a red line” or that his credibility is at stake reinforces that view.
The fierce watchdogs of the press, confronted with this brazen falsehood, show themselves once again to be Obama’s pet hamsters. Instead of giving a “pants on fire” rating, PolitiFact.com’s Jon Greenberg claims Obama was “reframing comments rather than denying them.” Greenberg can’t even say the statement is half true, so he withholds a rating altogether. Peter Baker of the New York Times has his own euphemisms, writing that Obama was “citing longstanding international norms” and “trying to break out of his isolation.” The funniest dodges come from Shawna Thomas of NBC News, who on Twitter calls Obama’s whopper “a definite change in tone” and an attempt “to unilaterally widen the circle of responsibility.”
“He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden said of Romney. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.”
Interesting to remember what else that ridiculous candidate “Mittens” said.
Well, there’s this:
During the campaign, Romney frequently criticized Obama for foolishly attempting to make common cause with the Kremlin, and repeatedly referred to Russia as “our number one geopolitical foe.”
Many observers found this fixation strange, and Democrats tried to turn it into a punchline. A New York Times editorial in March of last year said Romney’s assertions regarding Russia represented either “a shocking lack of knowledge about international affairs or just craven politics.” And in an October debate, Obama sarcastically mocked his opponent’s Russia rhetoric. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” the president quipped at the time.
“Look,” GHS music teacher John Yoon told FWIW in defense of this junket, “Ernest Hemingway sipped daiquiris while watching Che’s firing squads work their magic, and you can’t get more culturific than Hemingway, right? Sure, most of the kids we’re taking are too young to drink daiquiris, at least legally, at least if you want to get technical about it, but we’re hoping the Ministry of Education will take them to one of the prisons and let them see a couple of beatings or even if we’re lucky, a real firing squad in action. Did you know they call me Papa Jr. at the high school? Such an honor.”
Dear Band Parents
Please be advised that the new date for our GHS Band parent meeting is now MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16. The location remains the GHS Band Room. We ask that you please make every effort to have at least one parent attend the meeting as important information about the Cuba trip will be discussed. We apologize for the change but it is out of our control (and scheduling with open school nights at the middle and elementary schools proved difficult). And as always, we will provide a summary after the meeting via email.In addition, we would like to remind you that the Cuba commitment forms which were sent to you over the summer are due September 13. We ask that you please return those forms to Mr. Yoon and Mr. Walker at your earliest convenience.