Rebuttal: Ten quotes from Obama’s SOTU
posted at 2:06 am on February 13, 2013 by Guy Benson
For those who didn’t have the stomach to sit through another lengthy speech from this president, I endured it so you didn’t have to. Click through for my analysis of the address, structured through the prism of ten significant quotes. My goal was to offer meaningful context and data that the president chose not to include for whatever reason. Here’s the one that really burned me:
(9) “Whatever we must”?
“As long as I’m commander-in-chief, we will do whatever we must to protect those who serve their country abroad, and we will maintain the best military the world has ever known.”
It is simply astounding to hear this president boast about his commitment to “do whatever we must” to protect and defend “those who serve their country abroad.” Just six months ago, our diplomats in Benghazi were attacked and murdered by terrorists on 9/11. The battle at two US compounds lasted nearly eight hours, during time which no resources were deployed to rescue our besieged personnel. The attack came on the heels of multiple requests for increased security in Libya (and Benghazi specifically), which were inexplicably denied. We still do not know why they were rebuffed, nor do we know what the president was doing during the prolonged battle. We do know that he wasn’t actively engaged in his Commander-in-chief duties while these Americans’ lives were in grave danger, and they died. Given the slaughter at the consulate and the administration’s subsequent stonewalling, this passage in the speech was actually insulting.
Appalling shamelessness or acute self-unawareness?