Friday, July 13, 2012

Barack Obama Meets with HM The Queen . . . .

Barack Obama meets with HM The Queen.
He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Is there any advice you can give to me?''
''Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"
The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please find Tony Blair and send him here, would you?"
After a little while Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?" The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please Tony, your mother and father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?" Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me." "Yes! Very good," said the Queen.
When Obama went back home he asked Joe Biden, his vice president, the same question. "Joe, answer this for me.
Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?" "I'm not sure," said Biden "Let me get back to you on that one...."
He went to his advisors and asked every one, but none could give him an answer.
Finally, he ran into Sarah Palin in a restaurant one night. Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Sarah Palin answered back immediately, "That's easy, it's me!" Biden smiled, and said, "Gee thanks, Sarah!"
Then, he went back to speak with Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Sarah Palin!"
Obama got up, stamped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No! You fool, don't you know anything? It's Tony Blair!'
___Taken from comments on Barack Obama is Proving an Embarrassing Amateur More on Barack Obama:
Where is American leadership when it comes to standing up to the Russian bear? Unfortunately it's stuck in the ridiculous “reset” policy announced by Hillary Clinton back in 2009. This administration has badly underestimated the degree to which the Russians are a major threat to US interests and the free world. Concession after concession has been made to Moscow by the Obama team, from signing the New START Treaty to pulling out of Third Site missile defences in Eastern and Central Europe. The grovelling, deferential approach towards Russia was perfectly encapsulated by the president’s cringe-worthy conversation with Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul in March, where, caught off guard, the US leader told his then Russian counterpart that he would have “more flexibility” to deliver when the presidential election was over.

And what has Obama received in return for his kowtowing to Moscow? Increasing Russian aggression abroad and mounting repression at home. As The Telegraph’s Tom Parfitt has just reported, a Russian ship carrying helicopter gunships bound for Syria has set sail again in the wake of a massacre by Syrian government forces of around 200 civilians in the village of Tremseh. This move follows the deployment of Russian naval vessels, led by a destroyer, to the Mediterranean a few days ago.

The Russian “reset” has been interpreted by the Russians as a weakening of American power, and a willingness by Washington to accommodate Russian demands. It has emboldened a major strategic adversary that has become increasingly dangerous and aggressive. Coming soon after Moscow’s invasion of Georgia in 2008, the “reset” has been a staggeringly na├»ve exercise in appeasement by the world’s superpower. The Russians respect only boldness and strength, both of which have been in markedly short supply at the Obama White House. President Obama is looking increasingly like an amateur on the Russian front, and we should be in no doubt that President Putin will be taking full advantage of Washington’s weakness. _Telegraph

Obama is an embarrassment to virtually any category to which he can claim membership. Perhaps the American people can cancel his membership to one particularly exclusive club, come November.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Getting the Nobel Peace Prize while presiding over Iraq and Afghanistan, and then bombing the shit out of Libya and expanding the drone strikes in Pakistan was delicious irony.

Particularly when you compare him to the long list of pacifists and humanitarians they had to turn down to give it to him.