Media Bias and Politics
Jeff Soyer on 12 Sep 2013 05:36 pm
Just got home from work. Internet back on but a new, raging thunderstorm in action. Let’s see how long the power and internet last.
Warning: Not a gun related post. Politics ahead including some opinions of mine that might not match yours.
Anyway, Time Magazine’s Joe Klein, a liberal and big Obama supporter (which really goes without saying since everyone at Time is,) isn’t showing the love today towards Obama’s foreign policy:
He willingly jumped into a bear trap of his own creation. In the process, he has damaged his presidency and weakened the nation‚Äôs standing in the world. It has been one of the more stunning and inexplicable displays of presidential incompetence that I‚Äôve ever witnessed.
This is a long article and it is (maybe for the first time in Klein’s recent writing career) not a liberal tribute to The One.
Truth in blogging: I was all for going into Afghanistan. A major tribe there (the Taliban) had attacked us. Unfortunately, we didn’t go in with the might we should have. In my opinion.
I was against the invasion of Iraq. Not our fight and while there probably were chemical weapons there, . . . There are chemical weapons everywhere.
Libya? Nope. Gaddafi was a bad guy, but he was also keeping a low profile after agreeing to give-up his nuclear program. There are lots of bad — really bad — despots around the globe. Should we practice regime change in all of them? Africa alone would keep us busy for the next 20-years. Not our fight.
And now, Cowboy Obama wants to bomb Syria. Putin and Assad play him like a violin. Again, what is it to us if the Al-Qaeda backed rebels and the Assad military gas each other? Yeah, innocent people are dying but, alas, they are in turbulent regimes, everywhere. It’s time to put America first. It’s time to invest in and spend hard working, Americans’ tax dollars right here, in our country.
If someone, some country attacks us — yeah, sure, turn their sorry-assed real estate into a glassy sheet. Otherwise, we have problems of our own that should come first.
Okay, tear me apart.