and it’s only been 2 months!
So, with his economic recovery package pushing the major indexes to new lows, Obama’s pulled out some new tricks to win over supporters.
First, he’s going to ignore Kyrgyzstan’s offers to wait on a Russian deal in case something better comes from the Americans. (Hey, President Obama, Kyrgyzstan is how we resupply our troops in Afghanistan!) If we can’t resupply in Afghanistan, how are more troops going to help? Clearly I must have brain damage to challenge the gifted mind of Obama, but I can’t understand how denial of logistical ports is going to help us win in Afghanistan. Imagine what it would have been like in Iraq if we couldn’t use Kuwait as a staging area. That’s what Afghanistan is going to be like if we’re denied use of Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Iran and Chian.
In the meantime, Obama seems to be doing what he can to insult the British. First, he returned the bust of Churchill that’s been in the White House since 9/11 (replacing it with a bust of Abraham Lincoln). He did everything in his power to subdue any hoopla about the arrival of the Head of State of our most important ally. (Notice, also, that Reuters carries Obama’s water here, throwing out an excuse about the subdued visit.) Really, a press conference with flags in the background was too much to ask?
Brown really put on a show for Obama, giving some great welcome gifts from the UK, such as a pen hold made from the hull of the HMS Gannet, an anti-slaver vessel. Obama loved it. Brown’s wife also got Obama’s girls some new clothes. Obama, in the meantime, got brown a gift set of 25 DVDs. Glad to see someone in the Obama administration had time to run to Wal Mart and pick up something fancy!
He’d better get his act together. So far his presidency is shaping up to be blunder after blunder.