Obama is all hot air 9

 David Frum , writing about Obama’s badly worded, sloppily thought-out Berlin speech, concludes – rightly in our opinion: 

Obama’s vague language is the product of an unrealistic mind. He denies the reality of conflict — and flinches from the obligations of self-defense. Obama has risen to power by using a soothing cloud of meaningless words to conceal displeasing truths and avoid difficult choices.

 Read all that he wrote in yesterday’s National Post. (Unfortunately we cannot link to it.) It’s good stuff.

Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Saturday, July 26, 2008

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  • Jillian Becker

    Your concession is honest and admirable. Please stay with us!

  • Obama fan

    I guess you’re right. Sorry for being a pompous asshole like the rest of the Obama fans. 🙁

  • Jillian Becker

    Well, a few more words, Obama fan. Please read the comment by Dennis Prager on Obama’s Berlin speech as well as John Bolton’s. We have provided links to both of them. Dennis Prager points out specific instances of Obama’s ignorance and misunderstanding of the history of the Cold War.

  • Jillian Becker

    I have the text in front of me: ‘Look at Berlin where a wall came down.’ ‘The fall of the Berlin wall brought new hope.’ ‘The two superpowers that faced each other across the wall of this city came too close too often to destroying all we have built and all that we love. With that wall gone, we need not stand idly by and watch the further spread of the deadly atom.’ ‘Not only have walls come down in Berlin…’ That is just about the total of his references to the Berlin wall. What we have is a touch of moral equivalence and a bit of old 60s-style Peace Movement propaganda. (And who is the ‘we’ who ‘built’?) You think that’s great? You think that shows knowledge and understanding? Do you know anything about the Cold War and how it it was ended? If you don’t, find out, please. Also, see the piece we have posted on Obama’s Berlin speech by John Bolton. I’ll say no more about this. Thank you for your contribution.

  • Obama fan

    Can you seriously not hear his constant historical references? He spoke eloquently of the Berlin wall, for one thing. Look, I can not put it as well as Obama did. Simply listen to his speech.

  • Jillian Becker.

    Yes. I can’t find knowledge and understanding of history in it. Please enlighten me.

  • Obama fan

    Have you heard his speech? I’ll let it speak for itself.

  • jillian Becker

    Please, Obama fan, give us an example.

  • Obama fan

    Everybody (including this blog) says that Obama demonstrates no knowledge of history. His Berlin speech showed his profound knowledge understanding of history.