Monday, October 28, 2013

What did Obama not know and when did he not know it?

The list of grave problems our Ignoramus in Chief didn't know about (we are told by his advisors/sycophants) -- warnings of a planned attack on the Benghazi consulate; eavesdropping on phone calls of foreign heads of state and domestic heads of households; the predictable floperoo of the ObamaCare website; a realistic knowledge of the situation in Syria -- expands seemingly by the day.

The possibility Lord Obama was informed about these, did nothing or thought they could be kept Just Among Us Friends and counted on his courtiers to make excuses after the fact if the need arose, is scary enough. But even scarier is the possibility that he plain didn't bother to find out about what a U.S. president should make it his business to delve into.

Richard Fernandez, an analyst so brilliant that calling him a blogger seems inadequate, has an instant classic on these matters at his site, Belmont Club. I rarely just refer to someone else's posting, but there's no point even quoting some of his dead-on observations -- follow the link and read the piece. Its evidence, logic, perfect-pitch irony, and literary quality are a model of how it should be done.

Even in our era of short-attention-span, bang-bang commentary, there are still great essays on the web.

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