Last week we read with some confusion a long-winded self-congratulatory piece in the NYT that Obama lied about, . . . well, lied about pretty well everything particularly anything pertaining to his ‘historical’ Iran Deal. He lied about the Iranian leadership. He lied about the negotiations. He lied about Iran’s nuclear status. He lied about the content of the deal. He lied and lied, and did it with impunity, taking advantage of young, inexperienced, ignorant and “dumb” White House press corp – these demeaning terms come from the White House. With a couple of “useful idiots” the WH arrogantly bragged that it had created an echo-chamber to sell its lies. As Rhodes put it, “They literally know nothing.”
If you address the American people and lie about not having had “sexual relations with that woman, . . . Miss Lewinsky”, you’re a liar and you may be an abuser, but that lie is unlikely to have global consequences. When you lie to America about an agreement as consequential as The Iran Deal, the consequences will be world-changing.
When you lie about bringing down Qaddafi, Mubarak, or Assad, hundreds of millions are impacted. The actions behind the lies have already cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and have created 60,000,000 refugees out of the Middle East and Africa. Obama lied because he wants an Obama-sized legacy — damn the consequences. Pyres of corpses will make for a well-lit legacy. From the MSM, . . . “Crisis? What crisis?”
When you read the article, you find an ignorant writer who knows nothing about foreign affairs and much less about the M.E., guiding his boss Obama, a leader who clearly knows even less than he does, down a foreign affairs road of insanity. Narcissists driven by ideology, see all those they speak through and speak to, through blurred lens stuck in insecurity. They perceive them as lesser beings. For eight years this ignorance has guided the Nation into a quagmire.
The media plays its role in ensuring the deceptions resonate throughout America and around the world. Their leader not only uses the media to do his bidding at will, but he does so all the while telling the pretend-journalists, he knows that their intellectual cupboards are threadbare. Their response, of course, is not one of embarrassment, but is, “it’s not me he’s talking about. It’s them”.
As you read the piece, you cannot help but think how laughable this must be to people like Putin, Khamenei, Xi Jinping, Castro, or even Jong-Un. America’s leader is lying to America to sell it a bill of goods that will undermine its long-term power and influence, possibly even lead to the use of nuclear weaponry against it.
It is evident that those in power around this President are there for their political bent, not for their knowledge, or career experience. This is not an Administration where the best talent gets the job. We hear from the mind of one of its own, the completely willful ignorance and insouciance with which it views the world we live in. It refuses to understand the hatred and the fanaticism that exists around the world, or even the obvious ruthlessness of dictators like those from Africa which it invited to the White House for dinner.
In the past his defenders pretended that Obama’s lies like, “You can keep your doctor,” were simply uttered because he didn’t know he was lying. Or even better, he didn’t know, he’d only heard about it on the news. Today, late in his second term, the extreme arrogance admits it lied and it even describes how it created the lies to make them float. The “echo chamber” worked.
The lies have been effective. The lies blamed others for misgovernment. Anything negative was Bush’s fault. He was an easy one to whip — he’d left town. On other fronts, Congress was an easy mark. Obama just said they blocked him at every turn, even though the Republicans gave him free reign, as the current support of Trump highlights. The lies flowed about education, about hemorrhaging national debt, about immigration, about unemployment, and about healthcare.
As he leaves office, we will now hear the beating of the ‘climate change’ drums leading his lie parade into the globalist sunset. Those drums will not drown out the roar of Iran’s nuclear tests.