Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Foolish White House's Happy Talk Endangers America's Security

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What, me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Obama and his national security advisor, Susan Rice.
In a musical comedy, it would be hilarious to have the president send out his "happy talk" message by someone whose credibility was already thoroughly discredited by her serial lies on television about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012.
Unfortunately — indeed, tragically — the world today is about as far from a musical comedy as you can get, with terrorists rampaging across the Middle East, leaving a trail of unspeakable atrocities in their wake, and with Iran moving closer to producing a nuclear bomb, with an intercontinental missile on the horizon.
We will be lucky to get through the remainder of Obama's term in office without a major catastrophe, from which we may or may not recover.
Iran has announced repeatedly that it plans to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. But you don't need an intercontinental missile to reach Israel from Iran. Tehran is less than a thousand miles from Jerusalem. As was said long ago: "Send not to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee."
It was painfully ironic to hear Rice tell us that the danger we face today is not as serious as the dangers we faced in World War II.
Anyone who has actually studied the period that led up to World War II knows that the Western democracies followed feckless policies remarkably similar to those that we are following today. And anyone who studies that war itself knows that the West came dangerously close to losing it before finally getting their act together and turning things around.
In a nuclear age, we may not have time to let reality sink in on our leaders and wake up the public to the dangers.
Read the rest of the Thomas Sowell op-ed HERE.

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