Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Armageddon - or golf?
Those are pretty much the choices facing President Obama right now . . . and he seems to have chosen the second option.
The Middle East is melting down into a holocaust of mass murder, terrorism, sectarian strife and genocide. It's devastating to watch events unfold day by day - but President Obama isn't watching them. He's playing golf, or swimming, or doing other laid-back things. Has he lost his mind?
If a Republican president were behaving so irresponsibly, you can bet every cent you own that the US news media would be all over him like white on rice. He'd be ridiculed, condemned and vilified for his lack of caring, lack of decisiveness, and personal responsibility for the whole mess. In that light, the silence from US media about President Obama's lack of action is positively deafening.
Armageddon's an ancient prophecy . . . but in the light of what's happening within easy reach of the site of that reputed 'last battle', it may not be so far-fetched as many have assumed.