Obama's Supine Diplomacy
By Charles Krauthammer
The Biden prophecy has come to pass. Our wacky veep, momentarily inspired, predicted in October that "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama." Biden probably had in mind an eve-of-the-apocalypse drama like the Cuban missile crisis. Instead, Obama's challenges have come in smaller bites. Some are deliberate threats to U.S. interests, others mere probes to ascertain whether the new president has any spine.
Preliminary X-rays are not very encouraging.
The "Hammer" is pissed and he wants the whole world to know. He's furious that Obama's has been in office for a month now and has started one stinking little war or act of aggression anywhere in the world. He knows that if Bush were still calling the shots (coughbullshitcough) we'd already be in downtown Caracas pulling down the statue of that insolent whelp Hugo Chavez. And that would have happened just after we had invaded Cuba and liberated its people. And hanged that old bastard Castro just for good measure. And as far as that slant-eyed sociopath gook who runs North Korea...well, what do you think?
Oh where oh where is Big Dick Cheney when you need him the most. The idiot citizens swallowed this young upstart Obama's nonsensical unrealistic pantie-waisted prattle about of "hope" and "change". And look where we are now. Thirty days and we haven't invaded anybody!
Obama is worried about the economy first, Hammer asks? Well, what about all the jobs that will be lost in the munitions industry and the medical equipment industry and the coffin industry and the prosthetic limbs industry. Economy first, indeed! If Obama really wants to get the American economy moving again he needs to start another armed conflict. Yeah, that's the ticket!
For the life of me, I'll never understand the undercurrent of blood lust that runs through the heart of the neocon movement. Call me naive.