September 4, 2013
Obama Picks a Strange Time to Ask Permission
George Jonas, National Post
To look at his words and policies in the kindest possible light, Mr. Obama wants America to be liked rather than feared. The trouble is, given his country’s current place in the scheme of things, he can only make gains in his second quest, without coming a step closer to the first. Changing his country’s image from “Big Satan the omnipotent” to “Big Satan the impotent” is readily available to him, but it’s hardly in the national interest.
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