For John, BLUF: It is humor—parts of past speeches stitched together. Nothing to see; just move along.
I thought I was going to have to go to the blog of GrEaT sAtAn"S gIrLfRiEnD (American Exceptionalism, Foreign Policy Initiatives, Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic, Intelligence and Military Analysis). But, no, they linked to Victor David Hanson, who originated this draft speech for President Obama with regard to the ongoing problems in the Middle (Near) East. The first three paragraphs:
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.If only.
But let’s be perfectly clear, the Middle East acted stupidly.
If the people of the Middle East cannot trust their governments to do the job for which they exist — to protect them and to promote their common welfare — all else is lost. It’s not surprising, then, that those on the Arab street get bitter; they cling to their religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-American sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Remember, for the whole thing, click here.
Regards — Cliff