President Obama has gone beyond testing my patience with his “on the job training” … he has destroyed my faith in both his resolve AND ability to protect this nation. If President Bush was a cocky, “Wild West” cowboy, then Obama has taken the movie genre comparison to a new low … the 1992 movie “Unforgiven.” The sheriff, played by Gene Hackman, is the epitome of arrogance and corruption. The parallels to our Chief Executive are more than obvious.
Selective Memory “I do believe waterboarding was torture, and it was a mistake,” said President Barack Obama during the hour-long press conference celebrating his first 100 days in office. The president, while castigating the conduct of his predecessor, compared his own position on interrogation to Winston Churchill’s refusal to torture German prisoners during the Blitz. Clearly Obama is eager to clear the American conscience of what he has described as a “dark period” in the country’s history. So be it. Given the president’s historical perspective and eagerness to apologize for our centuries of sins, for the sake of consistency, should he not begin the atonement in full? Why not make amends for the decisions his predecessors made to defend the country during times of war and crisis that do not pass our elevated moral standards?
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