Monday, February 27, 2012
Apologist in Chief
Reflecting on his experience as a community organizer, President Obama recalled that "As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith."
No so in Afghanistan. He has failed in his efforts to organize the Afghan central "government," local warlords, opium growers, the Taliban, the Pakistani government, the Pakistani military, the Pakistani ISI, and (did I miss anyone else?) into a community that will support any comprehensive agreement about the future of the region that might bring "dignity and peace."
And now after U.S. personnel inadvertently burned several copies of the Koran, riots "broke out" in region. Despite several apologies by local U.S. officials and the promise of an investigation by Hamid Karzai, the rioting continues. The President himself has joined this carousal of contrition, only to be ignored.
With all the positive reactions to the President's debut as a blues singer, perhaps its time to turn to song.
Maybe he can cover this one.