Beeler on Wikileaks

posted at 4:00 pm on December 5, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Most of the Wikileaks data has proven to be titillating gossip rather than revelatory exposé, but it does expose one fact: the Obama diplomatic effort has been an embarrassment.  It started with the “reset” button fiasco with Russia, and as the Wikileaks documents show, continue with insulting attempts to strongarm allies to take Gitmo prisoners.  Barack Obama came to office promising to restore damaged relations with allies and to use “smart power” with our competitors and enemies.  Instead, we’ve seen two full years of utter impotence, which became clear when Russia reneged on sanctions against Iran after Obama gave up missile defense in eastern Europe — and continues apace today.

Nate Beeler at the Washington Examiner portrays the effect of the leak in his editorial cartoon for today:

Be sure to check out Nate’s blog for more of his excellent work, featured at the indispensable Examiner.


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IT’S A GAS

Kini on December 5, 2010 at 4:03 PM

That valve should be a bit lower.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Barack Obama came to office promising to restore damaged relations with allies and to use “smart power” with our competitors and enemies. Instead, we’ve seen two full years of utter impotence, which became clear when Russia reneged on sanctions against Iran after Obama gave up missile defense in eastern Europe — and continues apace today.

epic failure.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 4:07 PM

That valve should be a bit lower.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

My thought EXACTLY!

BRAVO ZULU!!

Khun Joe on December 5, 2010 at 4:11 PM

That valve should be a bit lower.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

This.

John the Libertarian on December 5, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I believe the Obama Administration was out-gassing even before wiki leaks came along.

regal on December 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

That valve should be a bit lower.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM

A bit lower and around front, like a certain inflatable autopilot from Airplane.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Obama the AutoPilot.
The country’s in a dive. Quick…who’s going to inflate?!

Electrongod on December 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on December 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

You beat me to it. :)

Electrongod on December 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Ant to think, this is what General Powell see’s as something he needs to support and throw his political capital behind. I’m telling you, Liberalism is a disease that is truly color blind. These black Liberal politicians are equally as dumb as Biden or any of the white Liberals.

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Ant = and; my bad….

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM

It is balloon.

Asher on December 5, 2010 at 4:32 PM

keemo, you are correct, but don’t go far enough. Because Obama is black, we’ve given him a pass (otherwise, it is racism to disagree). But he is as stupid as any other liberal.

kelley in virginia on December 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Electrongod on December 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Great [dirty] minds…

Left Coast Right Mind on December 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Wherever his ego is will be the only thing left to deflate.

fourdeucer on December 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM

SMART POWER?

There is another meaning to the word SMART: TO SUFFER; TO FEEL PAIN; TO WINCE IN INJURY.

I think this more accurately describes Obama’s SMART POWER.

profitsbeard on December 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Wherever his ego is will be the only thing left to deflate.

fourdeucer on December 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Also his ears. They’re on a separate valve.
Then there’s that fat lip but only time can deflate that.

Electrongod on December 5, 2010 at 4:39 PM

U.S. America has only herself to blame.

Multiculturalism has destroyed her.

2012 is one more chance to recover.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Somehow, I thought real life was easier than World of Warcraft.

B. Obama, speech at South Chicago Community Center, ~2015

BobMbx on December 5, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Do you think it is standard procedure to describe in unflattering terms high profile members of government?

Cindy Munford on December 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I guess the media isn’t worried about “gravitas” anymore…

Seven Percent Solution on December 5, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on December 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM/

You beat me to it. :)
Electrongod on December 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Surely, he beat you to it.

andycanuck on December 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Isn’t it unseemly to have a US president who willingly lies??? And everybody knows he is lying???

tarpon on December 5, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Isn’t it unseemly to have a US president who willingly lies??? And everybody knows he is lying???

tarpon on December 5, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Are you kidding? The last Democrat President committed felony perjury, a crime for which any other US citizen would get 3 years in a Federal prison.

That guy now has higher “approval numbers” than the current President, BTW.

Del Dolemonte on December 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Barry has been a FAILURE at everything he’s done. Why should this area be any different?

GarandFan on December 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Seven Percent Solution on December 5, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Either that or the measurements have changed. Disposition and pant creases rule today.

Cindy Munford on December 5, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Barry’s a balloon? I’ve been saying buffoon. Close enough.

Kafir on December 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Hahaaaa! Yes, that valve should be lower.

tinkerthinker on December 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Anybody miss George W. Bush, yet?

SC.Charlie on December 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Why is it that everything that happens during the Obama administration weakens the US?
Are these wikileaks just coincidence or part of the grand Obama plan?

Does anyone really know who gave this information to Wikileaks?

Is there a Czar of Leaking Damaging Information in the Obama Administration?

albill on December 5, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Obama/Biden==Dumb/Dumber

There’s not enough intelligence in the two morons combined to run a small town city hall.

esnap on December 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Looks to me like a freeze frame cartoon of any of Oliar’s many overseas bows.

He has a gift.

ontherocks on December 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Oof! This Australian commentary makes the point that the WikiLeaks documents reveal the foolishness of the ObaMao Iran appeasers.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/wikileaks-reveals-ugly-truth-about-iran-appeasers/story-fn59niix-1225966020409

onlineanalyst on December 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM

See, Wikileaks aren’t so bad after all. They are “alternative news”–i.e., real news. They show us the men behind the curtains.

shawk on December 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Somehow, I thought real life was easier than World of Warcraft.

B. Obama, speech at South Chicago Community Center, ~2015

BobMbx on December 5, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I see him ending up the ‘maximum leader’ of some small African country, with a chestful of crackerjack medals and a military title, like Khadafy or Idi Amin.

slickwillie2001 on December 5, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Well, 51% of people voted for the historical significance of the first black president without asking themselves if he had the experience or requisite skillset. They voted for symbolism over substance. Now, we are substantially diminished.

SilentWatcher on December 5, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Geesh, I sure wish the WikiLeak Waif would release BHO’s school records so we can see how much smart power he used in (cough) college.

Key West Reader on December 5, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Obama blowup doll, now available in China

Gwillie on December 5, 2010 at 8:37 PM

It’s not my fault , it’s the teleprompter,present.

Sandybourne on December 5, 2010 at 8:40 PM

U.S. America has only herself to blame.

Multiculturalism has destroyed her.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Multiculturalism = ‘Death to America’.

Luka on December 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM

See, Wikileaks aren’t so bad after all. They are “alternative news”–i.e., real news. They show us the men behind the curtains.

shawk on December 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM

And that is the real reason why those in the establishment hate it.

Luka on December 5, 2010 at 8:53 PM

SMART POWER?
There is another meaning to the word SMART: TO SUFFER; TO FEEL PAIN; TO WINCE IN INJURY.
I think this more accurately describes Obama’s SMART POWER.
profitsbeard on December 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Heh, Excellent!

LegendHasIt on December 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Whenever a Democrat boasts how smart they are that should raise a red flag.

I remember John Kerry doing it, then it was found he got worse grades than Bush in college.

scotash on December 5, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Fiscal and monetary policy liberals spend other people’s money. Multiculturalists spend other people’s lives.

Luka on December 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM

If bo goes after Julian it would be fair for Julian to release bo’s birth certificates and school records. He well may have them, that will stave off any serious efforts to end the fiasco.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 5, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Wikileaks hasn’t damaged us? I suggest you consider 2 things. First, the “leaking” is far from over. Second, read all the documents with the eyes of someone who desires to destroy the U.S.
 
There will be plenty there for them to use against us.

ClanDerson on December 6, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Obama the AutoPilot.
The country’s in a dive. Quick…who’s going to inflate?!

I’m sure Chris Matthews would be more than happy to volunteer.

American Elephant on December 6, 2010 at 1:46 AM

I’m sure Chris Matthews would be more than happy to volunteer.

American Elephant on December 6, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Wrong answer. If you put Tingles on the job, he’ll cause him to implode from all of the major suckage.

VelvetElvis on December 6, 2010 at 7:40 AM