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Friday, October 9, 2009
Boy, the world sure hates Barack Obama!
Last week, when President Obama made a pitch to get the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, conservatives were gleeful when he failed. The Drudge Report had this huge headline.
"THE EGO HAS LANDED
WORLD REJECTS OBAMA:
CHICAGO OUT IN FIRST ROUND."
Ha, ha, ha, stoopid Obama. The world hates you because you are librul. Stoopid, librul looser Obama! Ha, ha, ha.
This week, Barack Hussein Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe this is a better gauge of the world's feeling towards our new commander in chief.
There are some who are against it. Hamas, the Taliban and most American conservatives are on the same page hating the choice. These guys are in agreement more often than you might think at first blush.
I agree to some extent with those who think it's too early. It's true that the nomination came on February 1, not even two weeks after Obama took office, but I think he did have a major accomplishment towards the furthering of world peace.
He kicked the ass of a candidate who said it would be okay if we were in Iraq for the next fifty years. Beat him by ten million in the popular vote and by two to one in the electoral college.
Maybe you missed it. In this century, the United States took the position that we have the best equipped and trained armed forces in the world, and that means we can do whatever the fuck we want, if I may be allowed a brief lapse of my "no obscenity" policy. The greaseball who thought this was a good idea, George W. Bush, did not have a standard bearer from his administration in the 2008 election, but McCain was showing signs that he would act in much the same way.
Those guys lost and they lost big. The rest of the world is entitled if they think that's a good thing for world peace. I agree with them. I'm glad we don't have President John Sidney McCain. I'm overjoyed we don't have Vice President Sarah Narcissism Palin.
It turns out Narcissism IS her middle name. Who knew?
With all the focus on the economy and health care, it's easy to forget the two wars. The surge didn't work. It was a band-aid on a cancer. Iraq is still in trouble politically, but America doesn't have the tools to fix it. Getting out is our best option. It's probably our best option in Afghanistan as well, and I hope Obama will come around to that point of view sooner rather than later.
It would be nice if we could bring enlightenment and democracy to the world, but some of the world really doesn't want it. We don't have to go to Afghanistan to figure that out. Spending a few days in Oklahoma can drive that point home just fine.
Congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Real Americans are proud of you for the accomplishment of making peace possible simply by making diplomacy and not war America's first option.