Quote of the day

June 5, 2008

“The more laws, the less justice”


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Obama the Unaware

June 5, 2008

It used to be the habit, long ago, to give titles to rulers that illustrated some standout quality they exhibited during their reign: Richard the Lionheart, William Rufus ("Redbeard," and bad tempered), Louis the Pious, and one of my favorites, Charles the Simple.

If Peter Wehner is right (and I think he is), we should revive that practice, starting with Obama the Unaware:

Senator Obama’s statements on Iraq are representative of his larger weaknesses. If you strip away the eloquence, charm, and political skills and drill down on the substance, Obama is, especially when it comes to Iraq, misinformed and seemingly out of his depth. He continued to make claims that are demonstrably wrong–and perhaps the media, many of whom are utterly enchanted with the Obama candidacy, will begin to hone in on how out of touch with reality he is. We are, after all, electing a president and not a high school prom king. Obama’s lack of knowledge on issues like Iraq should matter more than his ability to excite a crowd and charm reporters. And his steadfast refusal to alter his views based on new, and in this instance encouraging, evidence is more evidence of the enormous gap that exists between who Obama is and how he presents himself to be. On Iraq, Barack Obama is in a state of denial.

Read the whole thing. It’s a good summation of the Prophet Barack’s errors regarding Iraq and his refusal to consider new evidence. Think about it, do we really want to elect a man who looks like he deserves to be remembered with Ethelred the Unready?