Hey, Barack: Absorb THIS!
Barack Obama, the nation’s most popular, humble, reasonable and self-effacing president ever, recently said in an interview that the United States could absorb another terrorist attack
“We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger,” Obama reportedly said.
The comment is recorded in Bob Woodward’s new book, “Obama’s Wars.”
Now, everyone is arguing about “context.” Perhaps, some suggest, we just don’t understand in what context the comment was made. And that’s a fair point. As Andy Levy, ombudsman of the FOX News show “Red Eye,” pointed out last night: “Maybe he was asked if the US could absorb another terrorists attack.”
Barring that particular situation, I’m disinclined to give the president much leeway here. And, even if he was asked that particular question, unless he followed up the statement with “but we will nuke our attackers until they glow,” it’s unacceptable.
The implications of Obama’s statement – at least as quoted – are the we “put up with” 9/11 and grew stronger through adversity. We grew stronger because we weren’t lead by a pansy-ass faux statesman who puts the pride of his nation and its people below that of radically violent extremists who have been trying to kill us for the past 30 years. We grew stronger by going over there and kicking their asses. We’re still kicking their asses. We will continue to kick their asses until they stop waging war against us.
We did not merely “absorb” an attack. We are not a willow tree, bending in the hurricane, but not breaking.
Diplomacy is a fine attribute in a statesman. We do need to work together with other countries. We do need to understand the needs of other peoples and other cultures. And you know where all that should rank? Way down on the list right around “let ourselves be blown up.”
I’m so sick and tired of our politicians worrying about a violent Muslim backlash. About whether we’ll offend another culture by having the bad etiquette to pull in our pinkie and stop sipping tea politely from a white China cup while the world gathers its forces to knock us off the top of the mountain.
We need to stop looking at Ahmadinejad’s threats as “unfortunate” and “potentailly hostile,” and tell him if he so much as breaths on us, we will turn Persia into the world’s largest mirror.
When we approach the bargaining table, it should not be as a member of the UN, it should be as member of NATO. Touch us one more time and we will happily reduce our nuclear arsenal … all over your pathetic little desert realm.
Have a nice day.