Charles Krauthammer had it right when he said that Obama’s speech on Iraq was “flat and odd.” It’s a perfect way to describe it. Fortunately, we have transcripts to go by, because during the speech, I was focused mostly on his facial expressions, or lack thereof. The wife and I had a long discussion about whether or not we think Obama has had botox injections – the man’s eyebrows never move! Be that as it may, there was some substance that deserves attention. Here are some things Obama said that jumped out of us even through the monotone, frozen-faced delivery of a ho-hum speech…
Something that I noticed throughout the speech, was Obama’s use of past tense. Here is an example:
A war to disarm a state became a fight against an insurgency. Terrorism and sectarian warfare threatened to tear Iraq apart. Thousands of Americans gave their lives; tens of thousands have been wounded. Our relations abroad were strained. Our unity at home was tested.
This short paragraph implies that terrorism and sectarian warfare no longer threaten Iraq; that American soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors are no longer in danger; that our relations abroad are all honky-dory now; and that our unity at home is rock solid.
This is what Obama does. He says things that are either overt lies, or he creates illusions that are dubious at best.
Obama touted the fact that “The Americans who have served in Iraq completed every mission they were given. ” (Again with the past tense.) But coming from this man – I almost came out of my seat when he said this. Not because it wasn’t true, but because this guy made a habit out of speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Be lambasted the Bush request for war funding on political grounds saying, “I said ‘no’ unequivocally because, at a certain point, we have to say no to George Bush.”
That’s some support of the troops! He went on to vote for war funding, but what message does this send to the fighting men and women? That he is willing to throw them under the bus to score points against a political opponent?
Then there is this little gem: Obama stood firmly against the surge. I mean, FIRMLY. If he had is way, who knows what Iraq would look like today?
Here is a beauty that we have to call your attention to. Obama said:
“In fact, over the last 19 months, nearly a dozen al Qaeda leaders — and hundreds of al Qaeda’s extremist allies — have been killed or captured around the world.”
What, before 19 months ago we had not killed or captured any of Al Qaeda leaders or allies? Are we to believe that only his Greatness, Obama was able to do anything in Afghanistan? This guy is ridiculous. Good thing nobody was watching and if they were, they were watching his freakishly unmoving eyebrows.
Then, Barrack Hussein Obama went on a little self-aggrandizing moment that almost rivaled the “…the rise of the oceans will begin to fall,” moment. Take a look at this quote:
Today, old adversaries are at peace, and emerging democracies are potential partners. New markets for our goods stretch from Asia to the Americas.
Who are the old adversaries at peace? Who the hell is he talking about? France and England for crying out loud? And where are these new markets? He must be talking about our balanced trade with China, right? What a crock.
Lastly, the coup de grace. He manages to blame Bush AND criticize spending a Trillion dollars over ten years on the war effort. He said:
Unfortunately, over the last decade, we’ve not done what’s necessary to shore up the foundations of our own prosperity. We spent a trillion dollars at war, often financed by borrowing from overseas…This in turn…led to record deficits.
Are you KIDDING ME??? This is laughable on its face. The blaming Bush thing is expected now, because Obama has proven that he is not man enough to own up to any responsibility. We expect that from an infantile boob. But this thing about the $1 Trillion… This is a guy who spent a trillion dollars standing on his head! And he did it with one stroke of a pen! And did he do it to fight against a sworn enemy that was a threat to America and the world? No, he did it in furtherance of his socialist agenda.
Unbelievable, this guy.
Hopefully people were more enthralled by the frozen eyebrows and weren’t paying any attention to this ridiculous speech. Okay, I know the eyebrow thing is childish and stupid…still, have you looked at those things? They just won’t move! Really – have a look for yourself…