Thursday, May 19, 2011
Barack's bad speech
Barack Obama gave another speech today.
What's scarier than an ego maniac talking about himself?
An ego maniac who thinks he's a savior.
Barack's decided he is the world's savior and set forward a list of conditions and pre-conditions that all nations will follow or else.
And what a speech it was. CBS has text and video here. If people pay attention, Mr. Pretty Words failed. On every level. For example, to claim that a half a century after the end of colonialism (the end? really?) that people need to stop pointing to that as an ill responsible for their current problems? ("The West was blamed as the source of all ills, a half-century after the end of colonialism.") Words have consequences, as Barack knows. What's he saying? A half a century is the time limit? Because there are people who will apply that in the US to other "ills." (Slavery, for example.) Will people call it out? Or will the Cult of St. Barack just continue madly clapping as they wet themselves?
Probably just continue to wet themselves. The speech was nothing but a neoliberal argument for more war. (Samantha Power was among those providing input for the speech, FYI.)
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C.I.'s so on the money. I keep surfing around looking for someone else who made these connections but I guess they'll show up tomorrow. (Including those who make a point to copy C.I.)
This was an awful speech and it was also a major one. It's the Barack Doctrine. The speech today is the equivalent of the 1999 Chicago speech Tony Blair made that became known as the Blair Doctrine.
This speech needs to analyzed. It's baregly even getting noted.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Thursday: