Sep
07
2013

Quote of the Day, …No, @BarackObama, You Do Not edition.

Check this out: Barack Obama talking about how people see him with regard to his use of the military.

And I think that I have a well-deserved reputation for taking very seriously and soberly the idea of military engagement.

You may think that all you like, sir: but thinking does not make it so.

7 Comments

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    The Nobel Peace Prize proves he has a “reputation” but let us discuss this notion of “well-deserved”.

  • acat says:

    Comedy gold.
    .
    Or .. too much maui gold ..?
    .
    Mew

  • Brian Swisher says:

    To paraphrase Harlan Ellison in another context, what Obama knows about military science could be covered by a quarter-grain kiddie aspirin tablet. And most of what he knows is wrong.

  • Luke says:

    It AIN’T so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we know that just ain’t so.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Rudyard Kipling foresaw this administration more than a century ago, when he wrote of the Bandar-log, the monkey people.
     
    From Wikipedia:

    The Bandar-log feature most prominently in the story “Kaa’s Hunting”, where their scatterbrained anarchy causes them to be treated as pariahs by the rest of the jungle. Their foolish and chattering ways are illustrated by their slogan: We are great. We are free. We are wonderful. We are the most wonderful people in all the jungle! We all say so, and so it must be true. Bandar-log communicate almost entirely through the repetition of other animals’ speech.

    And from Kipling’s poem The Road Song of the Bandar-log:

    Here we sit in a branchy row,
    Thinking of beautiful things we know;
    Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do,
    All complete, in a minute or two —
    Something noble and wise and good,
    Done by merely wishing we could!
    […]
    By the rubbish in our wake, and the noble noise we make,
    Be sure, be sure, we’re going to do some splendid things!

    • qixlqatl says:

      Heh, that’s because the left hasn’t changed or adapted at all in that time, despite the consistent failure of their ideology to produce….. anything besides negative outcomes, really. And Kipling was just politically insightful as… all get out, I will say 😉

  • Finrod says:

    When it comes to leading the military, Barack Obama, you’re no George W. Bush. He’s forgotten more about leadership than you’ll ever know.

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