Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama: Stuck In the '60's ?

In ready his mealy-mouthed statement on the uprising in Libya - complete with the requisite "So let me be clear" - one line jumped out at me:

This is not simply a concern of the United States. The entire world is watching....

What is this, 1968?

"The whole world is watching" was an iconic chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Chicago Hilton Hotel during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Is Obama stuck in the '60's, or stuck in Chicago?

Seems like he's trying to use the Libyan unrest as a "kumbaya" moment, where the most important action the United States can take in regards to a regional upheaval is to make sure everyone knows we are not doing anything that everyone around us does not agree with, as Obama repeats ad nauseum in his statement today:

In a volatile situation like this one, it is imperative that the nations and peoples of the world speak with one voice, and that has been our focus. Yesterday a unanimous U.N. Security Council sent a clear message that it condemns the violence in Libya...

This same message, by the way, has been delivered by the European Union, the Arab League, the African Union, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and many individual nations. North and south, east and west, voices are being raised together...

So sing along with Barack:

Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya ...

It's a sweet song, but hardly a substitute for solid foreign policy. But this is just about the best that the Left has got...

1 comment:

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Judging but the John Lennon, Malcolm X pictures and drug use of this minority of protestors i'd say...yes.