The View From 1776
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Senator Obama’s Delusions of Grandeur
Read The Problem With Talking to Iran by Amir Taheri.
Columnist Cal Thomas presents the unvarnished reality:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the polar opposite of John F. Kennedy.
Judging from recent comments, Obama apparently would pay no price, bear no burden, forsake any hardship, support any foe and oppose any friend that wished to pursue liberty. Kennedy understood that evil exists in the world. He saw it in World War II as his generation defeated the evil that gripped Europe and Japan. And he witnessed it as president when Nikita Khrushchev approved the building of the Berlin Wall and the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba, acts that flowed from Khrushchev’s perception that the young president was weak and inexperienced.
Obama thinks he can negotiate with evil and transform evil into something else…
Obama’s “strategy” for dealing with evil is the progeny of a secular age that sees everything bad as curable through counseling, good intentions masquerading as wishful thinking and/or pharmaceutical intervention. Prosperity and a sense of entitlement have dulled our senses to what evil looks like.