‘It’s a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity’
Posted by danishova on April 17, 2009
On the occasion of his astonishingly reckless decision to alert the enemy to the tactics we have used to defeat them, Obama made this statement:
"This is a time for reflection, not retribution," he said. "I respect the strong views and emotions that these issues evoke. We have been through a dark and painful chapter in our history. But at a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past."
A time of reflection sayeth the narcissist-in-chief, who, after spending months admiring his own reflection, determined that he would exponentially gain the greatest adulation from the masses by releasing formerly classified documents and putting our country in danger. Because the CIA won’t be prosecuted for doing their jobs and keeping us safe, they too are meant to feel warm and tingly all over, and “neo-Cons” are also meant to be mollified by this gesture.
The dark and painful chapter in our history reveals the soft bigotry of his arrogance. It’s glaringly obvious that he believes that our entire history, going back to our founding, is dark and painful (our ‘original sin’)- not just the era of trumped-up complaints about “torture” (complaints which appear all the more histrionic after reviewing the de-classified documents).
But it’s the “disturbing disunity” part that’s rather cryptic and, dare I say, disturbing. Is this a slightly veiled reference to the dangerous right wing Tea Partying sort of extremists the DHS warns about? No doubt Barack is disturbed to see that the masses are not all lining up to adore him, but does he honestly believe that he will rid the nation of this “disturbing disunity” by taking highly controversial steps unbecoming a Commander-in-Chief - who is charged with protecting and defending the American people?
Rather then end disunity, he seems to be willfully doing everything in his power to divide us into two Americas, and it appears that he plans to blame the lack of unity on those of us who aren’t willing to give up our nation’s legacy for “a new foundation”, as decreed by the man who clearly resents the sublime foundation upon which we were built.
(Hat Tip: Ed Morrisey/Hot Air)
In a poignant piece, "On a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009”, Bill Kristol writes “… [the] presidential statement put out by the White House was a medley of preening self-righteousness and defensive disingenuousness.” But he is more stunned by Dennis Blair’s assessment of our current state, which Kristol sums up like this:
“So: We were once in danger. Now we live in "a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009." Now, in April 2009, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence seems to be saying, we’re safe.”
Indeed, Blair makes it sound so dreamy, I’m thinking that if Proust were alive he might call it, The Remembrance of Terrorism in Days Past.