Giuliani once practically spit in the face of a presumptuous Saudi Prince. Our President? He fucking bowed.
He bowed to religious intolerance.
He bowed to misogyny.
He bowed to anti-semitism.
He bowed to homophobia.
In short, he surrendered our country’s ideals, offering up our principles for sacrifice on the altar of Otherness — behaving much as the Brits’ royal class and the continental elites have long behaved, favoring the sumptuous decadence of flowing robes and exotic scimitars and sweet tea respites to the bustling workaday democracy of capitalist Jews and their “shitty little country.”
As Gabriel Malor says at Ace (and I can't say it any better):
..this latest speech was planned and plotted, a neon-lighted "Fuck You" directed right at us while he campaigns for European Suck-up of the Year. And that is something to get angry over, the quisling fucker. The Powerline Guys use words like "contemptible", "reprehensible", "slanderous." All true, but it doesn't go far enough.
This guy is going to stand up Over There and badmouth Americans and President Bush? He's a coward with an inferiority complex, a desperate desire to win the approval of his perceived European betters. What an ass.
Behaving like an ass is not a psychiatric disorder, but it is often quite revealing psychologically; and this despicable behavior by the President exposes an incredibly narcissistic, infantile child/man who has failed to resolve any of the major emotional conflicts in his life. He thinks that now that he is POTUS he has been given carte blanche to destructively act out those conflicts on a world stage.
What a power rush he must be having now that he can finally and thoroughly embarass the absent father about whom he is so conflicted. How fulfilling that he can now show that father the proper way to behave--like an all powerful nanny/mother. He will remake America in the image of his conflict and redefine the relationship between Americans and their government. What terrible payback (social justice?) he is now able to inflict for all the real and imagined slights of his pathetic and rather uninspiring life. How in God's name could such a person con so many Americans into believing he is something special? I'm afraid that his "specialness" lies in the degree of damage that he now has the power to wreak on this country and the planet.
There is going to be hell to pay; and sadly, I suspect that we in America are going to be the primary ones to have to pay it.
In fact, it has already started. And it will continue with Iran obtaining and using nuclear weapons.
Obama will not do what is necessary to protect this country from the Axis of Evil. He doesn't even believe in the reality of that Axis. The only "evil" he has ever been able to internalize is that of the "social injustice" of capitalism and America, taught to him all through his life by his mother and father figures like Frank Marshall Davis and Jeremiah Wright.
Psychologically, he can't protect us, even if he wanted to. He is bound up in and obsessed with his own personal, unresolved conflicts and caught up in a destructive repetition compulsion; and having a Daddy who was interested in protecting little Barry's world is not something he can relate to.
All the world's his stage now--a stage he can use to act out those malignantly narcissistic defects manifested in his cold grandiosity and in his "selfless" devotion to pursuing what the left insists on calling "social justice"; but which in the cold light of reality always turns out to be the pursuit of power over others .
UPDATE: President Obama's really tough response to North Korea's launch:
North Korea’s development and proliferation of ballistic missile technology pose a threat to the northeast Asian region and to international peace and security. The launch today of a Taepo-dong 2 missile was a clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, which expressly prohibits North Korea from conducting ballistic missile-related activities of any kind. With this provocative act, North Korea has ignored its international obligations, rejected unequivocal calls for restraint, and further isolated itself from the community of nations.
We will immediately consult with our allies in the region, including Japan and the Republic of Korea, and members of the U.N. Security Council to bring this matter before the Council. I urge North Korea to abide fully by the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council and to refrain from further provocative actions.
As one commenter noted at Ace:
Obama used harsher language condemning the US for it's arrogant attitude towards Europe.
I'm really reassured that we are in good hands, aren't you? And, I'll bet that Kim Jong Il and the Mullahs are simply shaking...with laughter. Oh, and here's the new diplomatic
Just hours after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, President Barack Obama called for "a world without nuclear weapons" and said the United States has a “moral responsibility" to lead the way, as the only nation ever to use them.
"Peace for our Time!" - What a bold, fresh, creative, and hopeful concept!