Surprising news: for the first time ever, congress agreed with President Obama, although having brazenly claimed to oppose every move he makes. Of course, that must only deal with matters having a positive effect on US citizens. As long as the decision will harm foreigners, preferably non-Christians, agreement with a loathed president is possible, perhaps even necessary. This is the only measure that congress has passed in recent history: war/guns/profits. And, reports suggest that Republicans idiots want to send more weapons than the president and his advisors have judged to be needed. None of the screamers who want to send bullets to Syrian seem to recall that the US armed the mujahadin in Afghanistan, which turned into Al Qaeda.
Well worth reading…an excellent comment in The New Yorker:
When I was a young child, Eisenhower was president. I do not recall much, if anything, about the politics of that time. The one thing I recall about the Eisenhower presidency was the criticism of how often he played golf.
Interestingly, that same criticism is being levelled at the current president. I think that Eisenhower was a good president. If there is a correlation between the time on the golf course and the success of a presidency, then Obama will be seen as a good president. (Except by the idiots that cannot accept a black man in the White House, even if he were to walk on water and turn water into wine.)
I watched part of the news conference at the end of the NATO summit and was impressed by the president's command of facts and articulation of the issues. These are complicated subjects, with names that are not easy to remember.
Afterwards, I flipped through news channels and paused for a moment on Fox News. One of the Republican idiots, that tried to run for president, was commenting of the president's news conference. All he could utter was meaningless criticism, because he does not understand the complex issues facing the country. This is a prime example of a guy having an opinion and thinking he's right, because he is shameless and cannot recognise his vapidity.
But, things will never change...
Republicans want to do something, especially if it's wrong. They do not recognise that most of the problems in the Middle East were caused by themselves. Criticism of someone trying to clean up your messes is the worst kind of hypocrisy.
Here' one guy that gets it right:
Although I have some respect and some sympathy for Hilary, I do not want her to become president. I fear that she will be like Lyndon Johnson, who felt compelled to wage war to prove that he was as tough as Kennedy. Hilary will have to prove that she is as tough as any man, which will require some stupid war. She is already trying with criticism of Obama, who is trying to be reasonable (even in the face of criticism by idiots on the right).
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.