[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
We get two of them in the same speech. First, this is Obama on the no-fly zone:
[T]he United States of America will not stand idly by in the fact of actions that undermine global peace and security. So I’ve taken this decision with the confidence that action is necessary, and that we will not be acting alone.
Um, Mr. President, you did stand idly by, for weeks and this idiot slaughtered his own people. This “sitskrieg” has been going on for over a month. And look, I’m not saying that there is no argument for staying out of it. I personally think we should have done something long ago. But I respect the other side. But I don’t respect any person pretending we have done anything but sit on our hands up until now, okay? There has to be a little truth, okay?
Ah, but then again, this is the same administration that was recently caught understating how much the deficit would be (that is the rate of increase of our debt), and falsely claimed that we would not be adding to the debt, resulting in this poor nominee to the OMB being put in the difficult position of having to tell us the Obama administration was lying to us:
So that was quote one. And then there was this, from the same transcript:
Muammar Qadhafi clearly lost the confidence of his own people and the legitimacy to lead.
Um, wait a minute, Mr. President… Exactly when did Gaddafi have legitimacy? A dictator is illegitimate every day of his rule.
And mind you, this wasn’t the first time he said, that. He said the same thing, here, about two weeks ago. And someone—I forgot who—noted the incorrectness of that statement, and I let it slide because I figured it was probably just a one-off mistake. But no, apparently this is the Obama doctrine: sometimes a dictator is the legitimate ruler of a nation—a point of view that should never be held by the leader of a free nation.
Seriously, Mr. President… sometimes you frighten me.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]