A lot of people are angry about a lot of things concerning Barack Obama’s ongoing SCOAMF*-Fiesta in the nation of Libya. I addressed what it reinforced to me about his administration in a recent diary. Barack Obama exists at altitude and distance from the results of any decisions that he makes. He takes responsibility for his leadership decisions as President about as much as I take responsibility for playing the wrong guy on my fantasy football team.
He demonstrated his utter lack of concern about what happened by sending out Susan Rice and Stephanie Cutter to tell 1,001 Arabian Lies about what transpired on that fatal anniversary of 9/11 in Benghazi, Libya. When lying and blame shifting didn’t work, he ignored the first rule of holes** and continued his descent. He wants us to believe the whole thing is just a bump in the road – so inconsequential that he can poke a little fun at himself over at Comedy Central.
Here’s how President Obama tries to just laugh the whole deal off and get back to the really gut-level critical stuff like Big Bird. He responds to Jon Stewart below.
Stewart asked: ‘Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? ‘Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page.’
Obama responded: ‘Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’
It’s a bummer. He’s sorry. Like the last time he got ticketed for double-parking or pulling a California Stop at some intersection. Pat Smith, the mother of killed US Diplomat Sean Smith, was predictably and rightfully livid. She offered up the following commentary.
‘My son is not very optimal – he is also very dead.’ She continued. ‘It was a disrespectful thing to say and I don’t think it’s right.
‘How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.’
Ma’am, he certainly does. It’s not that he doesn’t know how to care about your son’s tragic demise. It’s that he doesn’t choose to care about your son’s needless and tragic demise. He lives in a separate world, far above and beyond the grubby and tragic consequences of his misplays in the Game of Thrones. Ya’ know, he could have prevented it. Oh well, better luck for the next guy.
I’ll conclude this piece the same way I did the last one on this topic. It’s still fitting. The Commander-In-SCOAMF has learned nothing so I’ll repeat myself.
Moving the polls two points matters far more than some crazy woman who can’t get over her son. To the Stephanie Cutters in charge at Versailles upon Potomac, Sean Smith was a pawn. Pawns get rooked. From altitude and distance the Game of Thrones overdetermines petty squabbles and plaints from the underlings. Beyond the implications for foreign policy and the War on Terror, this entire sordid example reminds how far we’ve descended from the days our republic was governed by the people instead of at the people.
*-SCOAMF is a rather technical term describing President Obama’s professional fitness for the office he currently holds.
** – The one where you discontinue the excavation.