Monday, 27 May 2013

"Weakest President Ever" (Saudi paper). Canada shouldn't sleep too close to the elephant when it's waffling about.

According to an op-ed in the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Barack Obama is the weakest president in the history of the United States.  I think diplomatic moves by Canada towards the US should emphasize Congress, not the presidency until he's put out to pasture.
Quote: Obama’s handling of the Syrian crisis had proven his failure as president, showing him as completely lacking in leadership ability, hesitant and diffident, and overall the weakest president in the history of the United States.  (MEMRI quoted by Gateway Pundit).
Is the quote newsworthy?  From Wikipedia:
The New York Times in 2005 called Asharq Al-Awsat "one of the oldest and most influential in the region". Although published under the name of a private company, the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, the paper was founded with the approval of the Saudi royal family and government ministers, and is noted for its support of the Saudi government. The newspaper is owned by Faisal bin Salman, a member of the Saudi royal family.
We both know that "put out to pasture" probably means "Secretary General of the UN".  I remember going out on Halloween on the first-ever penny drive by UNICEF thinking, as kids like to do, that the world would now be a safe place with kindly overseers.  If you blend "The Chicago Way" with the UN, will the soup taste different?  And how will Americans like seeing their ex-president on the opposing team?

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