June 19, 2008
Pooh on the Presidency
Note that one of the categories for this post is "Liberal Lunacy"... and in this case, I really do mean lunacy. As in mental derangement.
I know others have already discussed this. I tried to resist; really, I did. But in the end, I couldn't stop myself from looking at the train wreck. And now I must say something.
I think we all should.
America is poised (perhaps) to elect a man whose pick for National Security Advisor gets his national-security gestalt from -- yes, you already heard, so you know I'm not ribbing you -- from Winnie the Pooh.
There, I said it. I'm not proud, but I said it: The stuffed bear which doesn't actually exist (it's a fictional stuffed bear). Here's the full monty:
Richard Danzig, who served as Navy Secretary under President Clinton and is tipped to become National Security Adviser in an Obama White House, told a major foreign policy conference in Washington that the future of US strategy in the war on terrorism should follow a lesson from the pages of Winnie the Pooh, which can be shortened to: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.
Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: "Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security...."
Mr Obama’s candidacy was given an early boost by his opposition to the Iraq war and he has repeatedly said the US needs to rethink its approach to the Middle East.
Mr Danzig spelt out the need to change by reading a paragraph from chapter one of the children’s classic, which says: "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming down stairs. But sometimes he thinks there really is another way if only he could stop bumping a minute and think about it."
And this is from the senior national-security advisor to the Democratic nominee who just said:
"I refuse to be lectured on national security by people who are responsible for the most disastrous set of foreign policy decisions in the recent history of the United States," Obama said in opening remarks that in part referred to the Iraq war.
He was standing before 17 American flags and a sign that said "Judgment to Lead." He was surrounded by national security experts who had formerly served in Congress and the Clinton administration and will be advising his campaign -- an effort to bring foreign policy experience to a candidate who has served just three years in Congress.
"Oh bother," said Pooh; "Piglet's out stumping for votes."
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 19, 2008, at the time of 4:55 AM
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The following hissed in response by: BarbaraS
Well, it is official now. Out of their own mouths. The left has fallen into full insanity. And the hate that seeps out of everything they say is totally apparent. Obama won't listen to the Bush administration about what has happened on foreign policy? What does he intend to do...fumble blindly? Everything has changed in the last 7 years. These so called advisors have been on the outside looking in without a clue as to what is going on. They can't go back. And who wants to?
The following hissed in response by: Steelhand
I heard this crap about "worst foreign policy evah," and I gag. 6-1/2 years without an attack on the homeland? Ring any bells?
Furthermore, compared to Panama Canal, Iran hostage, butting into many other international situations uninvited, this isn't on the list.
And do the Iraqis agree? Do they want Sadaam back, or his sons? Do they have more hope for a secure future? The wisdom of using treasure and losing American soldiers human life in Iraq may be debatable, but the results? Not so much.
The following hissed in response by: David M
The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the - Web Reconnaissance for 06/19/2008 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the day...so check back often.
The above hissed in response by: David M at June 19, 2008 10:57 AM
The following hissed in response by: Geoman
If the Obama camp had finsihed reading Pooh they might have come across this gem:
"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
The following hissed in response by: Dishman
I thought Obama was a purple dinosaur!
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