“This guy is a Master of disingenuousness!” complained Charles Krauthammer on television last week referring to rockstar president-preacher Barack Hussein Obama. Again and again this remarkable columnist and Dennis Prager analyze the art of Obamaspeech exposing its vacuousness and disingenuousness within his baritone arias of command, knowledge, certitude and superior morality.
I would love to eavesdrop on a private conversation between the two of them about Obama… without the restraints of public standards. It would begin with civility, I am sure. Then each would give examples, which freely flow from the former Illinois Senator’s mouth whenever he performs his solos on television or radio. Frustration would build upon frustration. They both would shift to ever higher gears of frenzy from sardonic energy as they play “Can You Top This?”
Squeezed between every example would be moaned the plaintive cry, “Why doesn’t anyone listen to what he says?”
Our American educational systems, ever faster sliding down the chute into the furnace of illiteracy, have long demonstrated outstanding abilities to avoid teaching students to listen. We live in the Epoch of Emotion! The rant and act period. Who needs to listen? Who needs to understand?
For those of us old fashioned enough to try, let’s see what good friend, Dennis, dissected from Obama speech this past week in his article at Townhall.com:
“In his latest address – on Guantanamo detainees – President Obama said something of extraordinary importance that seems to have been missed by the media:
“I know some have argued that brutal methods like water-boarding were necessary to keep us safe. I could not disagree more…I reject the assertion that these are the most effective means of interrogation.”
As this President chooses his words carefully, these claims need to be understood.
Note that Mr. Obama did not say what nearly all opponents of water-boarding say – that water-boarding is not an effective method of extracting reliable, life-saving, information. He took no issue with former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s claims that water-boarding or “enhanced interrogation” saved American and other lives. Indeed, he clearly leaves open the possibility, even the likelihood, that this claim is accurate. Rather, what he says is that “methods like water-boarding were not necessary to keep us safe” – not necessary, not ineffective. And why does he believe this? Because they are not “the most effective means of interrogation.”
In other words, the President’s view seems to be that water-boarding the three terrorists did elicit vital, life-saving, information. However, he contends that we could have obtained all that information using means of interrogation that were both non-brutal and more effective.
I pray the President is right. I would love America to be able to say “America never uses brutal methods of interrogation, let alone tortures” while simultaneously obtaining information it needs from captured terrorists to save thousands of innocent people from death and maiming.
But if in fact, these methods exist, they have never been revealed. President Obama needs to share this discovery with the American people, or, if they must be state secrets, with a select few individuals from Congress and the intelligence community.
It is as if the President, or anyone else, announced that brutal methods of combating cancer like chemotherapy and radiation were “not the most effective means” of combating cancer – and then refused to say what non-brutal means were more effective.”
” -and then refused to say what non-brutal means were more effective.”
FOR AMERICA’S SAKE, DEAR FRIENDS, PLEASE LISTEN TO OBAMA’S LYRICS, WITHOUT THE HUM OF HIS BARITONE MELODIES! The man is in love with his gifts. He does not hide from his overtures. He prances from one stage to another practicing modern American education! He acts as if he knows what to do! Please listen to him!
Should any of us be amazed the American media doesn’t delve into any substance of Obama’s plots? Why should they? How could they? They’ve been trained to be partisan deaf and deferential to their stars for decades. Where would they begin to analyze? What would be the purpose? They might have to begin to think before they write.
Three people have been treated to waterboarding for their complicity in the death of thousands of Americans in order to discover plots to repeat such attacks. Three people, not killed, but waterboarded, and the Left would have Americans believe their moral substance has been forever obliterated…at least until they are reeducated by their messiah Obama. He knows a more humane interrogation method, but won’t explain what it is. As Prager noted,
“-and then refused to say what non-brutal means were more effective.”
Yes, president Obama admits he knows superior methods to extract accurate information from the nation’s enemies….But, he won’t reveal the exercise.
Shouldn’t it be in the country’s best interest if Mr. Obama would reveal his secret formula to extract information from those plotting to diminish America’s population? How can we extract this important information from our dear president since in his grand wisdom, he won’t tell us how!
How about waterboarding him? It shouldn’t take much. Obama seems rather wimpy. Just enough so Barrack will confess his secret SO AMERICA WILL NEVER HAVE TO USE WATERBOARDING AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR LEARNING EVER AGAIN!
The president claims this learning by waterboarding doesn’t work. Wouldn’t it be eminently patriotic of him actually to VOLUNTEER to be waterboarded to prove his point? What an opportunity for the president to demonstrate his heroism defending an ideal.