Sep 04 2008
I disagree with O’Reilly on tons of items (he has bloviating nonsense down). For example, O’Reilly thinks Iraq was a mistake, but clearly the Arab Muslim street would not have risen up against al-Qaeda until the war raged at their doorstep and they had to expose their murderous heart to the Arab Street. Once you realize this had to happen to beat al-Qaeda, as many strategists realized years ago, then the only question is to force events to maximize our opportunity to control the situation and win.
The options, simply put, was to wait for al-Qaeda to topple Saudi Arabia or Egypt and then fight in the Arab Street, or to go in an knock out Saddam and fight it on better terms. Naive neophytes that inhabit the fantasy world on the left forget that what happened since 9-11 was THE BEST of all possible outcomes. All other paths were much, much worse and would have seen a strong al-Qaeda rising before we were forced to take them on. It is like what could have been the world’s history if people took out Hitler when his movement was just getting started, before he grabbed the controls of power of state.
Anyway, I digress. After watching Obama on O’Reilly something subtle came through in shocking clarity. O’Reilly completely controlled the situation. Obama was overwhelmed. It is easy to see how the Clinton’s were able to take over so much of the Democrat Convention prime time. Obama is weak, he likes to please, he wants acceptance, he wants recognition. O’Reilly rolled him the entire time.
We have three more nights to watch, but I don’t think it will look any better or different. The weak Obama many predicted was hidden behind the PR curtain, like the Wizard of Oz, seems to be a reality.