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via American Conservative Daily by John Lillipop on 11/12/09By John W. Lillpop
Pity poor President Barack Obama. Even when he wins, he can't help but lose.
Take Obama's undeserved and silly Nobel Peace Prize for instance. Meddling leftists in Norway decided to play politics by awarding the prize to a do nothing, know nothing community organizer as a definitive message concerning the presidency of George W. Bush.
The message? "Thank God he is gone!"
So delighted were the socialists in Norway with W's departure that they would have awarded the prize to Sesame's Street's Big Bird just to humiliate the former president.
With Obama's deification on January 20, it became unnecessary to use the Bird to give W. the Bird. Obama filled the role nicely, and with gusto, because he actually believes he deserved the award, a mind warp that would never entrap Big Bird!
Obama's narcissist bathing in the glory of international acclaim has, however, been cut short by the R word: Reality.
For all of his talk and double talk about diplomacy and peace, Barack Obama was elected president, a position that imposes upon him the responsibilities of Commander-in-chief.
Like it or not, that role involves more than spouting off about the failures of George W. Bush.
Indeed, after his swearing in, Obama was given the Nuclear Codes. Having the codes does not mean that diplomacy can never be pursued, but it does mean that the holder has one hell of a lot more responsibility than simply talking about talking.
America's Commander-in-chief needs to be decisive and tough in order to protect 300 million Americans. Pandering to nut balls on the far left about peace and harmony may help raise money during the campaign, but it has little or no value when dealing with the regimes of North Korea, Iran, or Russia.
Decisive and tough is hardly the image that President Obama has portrayed thus far. It turns out that the president has rejected all of the options presented to him about Afghanistan by the best and brightest military professionals in the nation.
Apparently, none of the options meet all of Obama's criteria:
* Must be acceptable to Nancy Pelosi and Cindy Sheehan;
* Must be deficit neutral;
* Must allow the president to continue to blame W. for all wars, past, present, and future, and
* Must be bullet proof from those in Norway who might like to take back the Nobel Prize.
Tough criteria? Yes, indeed, but nobody said being president AND Nobel Peace Prize winner was an easy task!