The Long Gray Whine

From the New York Post

When John Kennedy addressed West Point’s Class of 1962, he told them the burden of defending freedom “will require more from you than ever before in our history.”

WestPointThe nature of war had changed, said the young president, but this only increased America’s need for military officers of character, judgment and ability.

How different from Barack Obama’s adolescent address Wednesday. Here the long gray line was reduced to a backdrop for a president shouting to the world: I’m not the weakling you think!

His critics, he said, have no policy beyond invading other countries. This accusation was a petulant allusion to his predecessor. And he repeated it several times:

“A strategy that involves invading every country that harbors terrorist networks is ­naïve and unsustainable.”

“[Not] every problem has a military ­solution.”

“[My critics] think military intervention is the only way for America to avoid looking weak.”

The truth is: No one says any such thing.

No one argued for US troops in Syria; the argument was for arming democrats fighting Bashar al-Assad to keep al Qaeda from taking the lead.

No one argued for boots on the ground in Ukraine, either, though critics are pushing for missile defense for our East European allies. And no one is looking to invade Iran, much as people do worry Tehran is using talks to buy time to develop its nukes.

On Wednesday, our commander-in-chief stood before some of America’s most selfless men and women. It was an opportunity to inspire these young West Pointers with a speech about national security — and their vital role in a dangerous world.

Instead he opted for a campaign speech once again contrasting his own brilliance with a childish caricature of his critics.

What A Difference Fifty Years Can Make

Yesterday we commemorated half a century of John Kennedy martyrdom.

This patron saint of the left, now dead longer than he was alive, ironically celebrated more for his tragic ending than his accomplishments, was the Democrat Party president elected for his promise to lower taxes and his hard-line anti-Communist policy.

Now we have the New York Times (If you plan on using it for toilet paper, don’t, the cheap ink will make your ass dirty.) this week  hawking overpriced mass produced Kennedy trinkets and mementos in their race to cash in on the death cult.

And speaking of race, a president who, if he had a son, would be playing the “knock out game”.

Where’s the condemnation and call for civility on this one from the Piece-of-Shit-in-Chief?