It is just going to be too easy to “Deep Fry the Barackcuda” during his presidency… it’s almost as if this guy is George Bush!
On January 20th, America will spend $150 million taxpayer dollars to inaugurate Barack Obama’s regime, which dwarfs the $43 million spent at King George II’s and the $33 million spent at Clinton’s. Americans expecting “Change” are hardly expecting their “Chains” instead. Right on cue, the Israeli army claims a ceasefire is in effect, although their army still brutally occupies Gaza, with at least 700 of the 1,300 dead civilians.
Wouldn’t want to have Mr. Obama’s joyful anointing interrupted by a little bloodshed, would we?
Wouldn’t want to have another bombing of more United Nations buildings or children in a schoolyard while Mr. Obama is swearing to obey the Constitution, would we now?
Chicago Tribune – Brooke Anderson, chief national security spokeswoman, while Mr. Obama is wearing shorts and playing golf in Crawford, TX – I mean Hawaii – 3 Jan 2009:
“The president-elect is closely monitoring global events, including the situation in Gaza. There is one president at a time, and we intend to respect that.“
Change.gov – Brooke Anderson, chief national security spokesperson – 26 Nov 2008:
“President-elect Obama strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism. The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks. We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks.”
The Barackcuda repeated the same condemnation of terrorism, along with (in fairness), the “There is one president” spiel on 28 Nov 2008. But my point is made. Apparently, if Hamas or the IDF are doing any terrorizing, it merited only silence from the President-elect.
Obama is a hypocrite with a silver tongue, not a leader.
BarackObama.com – Mr. Obama to UN Ambassador Khalizad – Jan 2008:
“I urge you to ensure that the Security Council issue no statement and pass no resolution on this matter that does not fully condemn the rocket assault Hamas has been conducting on civilians in southern Israel….
“All of us are concerned about the impact of closed border crossings on Palestinian families. However, we have to understand why Israel is forced to do this… Israel has the right to respond while seeking to minimize any impact on civilians.
“The Security Council should clearly and unequivocally condemn the rocket attacks… If it cannot bring itself to make these common sense points, I urge you to ensure that it does not speak at all.”
BarackObama.com [.pdf] – Mr. Obama to the AIPAC Israel lobby – 4 Jun 2008:
“Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the front lines. And I will bring to the White House an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security…
I will ensure that Israel can defend itself from any threat – from Gaza to Tehran.“
So, it’s “with-us-or-against-us” just like King George, eh?
Mr. Obama goes on to say:
“Defense cooperation between the United States and Israel is a model of success, and must be deepened. As president, I will implement a Memorandum of Understanding that provides $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade – investments to Israel’s security that will not be tied to any other nation. Going forward, we can enhance our cooperation on missile defense. We should export military equipment to our ally Israel under the same guidelines as NATO.“
BarackObama.com [.pdf] – Obama-Biden “Israel Fact Sheet”:
Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the US-Israel relationship, a bond that is mutually beneficial to each country as we share common values, histories, and a dedication to democracy. They believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East.
What about Iraq, any “first priorities” there? Where in the Constitution does it say we must commit to the national security of Israel? They are armed to the teeth and quite possibly the world’s third most powerful nuclear power. Somehow, I think they will be OK.
If any doubt remains try watching “The Truth About the 2009 Gaza Massacre” (6:22):
Enjoy the truth while those who thrust it in your face remain un-silenced. This may not always be the case. Speaking for myself, some will not go down the Road to Serfdom quietly.
The propaganda program that Mr. Obama will shortly launch may easily become the most complex and massive in the history of mankind, and if he’s smart he will start with his own web pages. But at least he means well.
Jake is also a contributor to Nolan Chart.