Tuesday, January 01, 2008

BO is an Idiot

By BO I mean Barak Obama and yes I believe him an idiot.

VINTON, Iowa - Ever since Barack Obama suggested Hillary Clinton's eight years as first lady were a glorified tea party a few days back, she's looked for an opening to strike back.

On Saturday night in Dubuque she pounced, arguing she risked her life on White House missions in the 1990s, including a hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a "corkscrew" landing and a sprint off the tarmac to dodge snipers.

"I don't remember anyone offering me tea," she quipped.
Source: Hillary says she risked life on White House trips – Newsday.com (Glenn Thrush)
Of course I have yet to discuss his ideas about attacking Pakistan.

First, regarding his ideas about attacking Pakistan. I wonder if he has cracked an atlas lately (a Google search for Pakistan/Afghanistan map will do)? Like most Democrats he believes Afghanistan to be the fight we should be directing all of our war fighting assets too so surely he would not want not want to jeopardize operations there, right? If so, then he should not so flippantly suggest we attack a Pakistani province. Yeah, I agree Waziristan is a problem and my guess is the Invade-Pakistan plans have a lot less dust on them than the invade Soviet Canuckistan plans, but it is never a good idea to be indiscreet with one's indiscretions. I do not think it is a matter of revealing dark secrets, but communicating an open secret. Open or not communicating it is a bad idea.

Now, as indicated above BO (phew!) is expressing disdain on the position of First Lady. Far be it for me to stick up for Hillary Clinton (and the article I quote does note the flight Hillary was not as dangerous as she makes it out to be), but fact is as first lady she too was a prominent target for all sorts of groups domestic or foreign; large or small; right or left wing (of course that is nutty left wing). HIllary's life as first lady was not as one of simply organizing teas. Hillary even if she was not involved with policy (which she was) would understand the intricacies and complications of dealing with other national leaders something a bit above of getting the local Masons & Elks talking.

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