Obama’s legacy might just go down in the same flames he helped fan for former President George W. Bush.
It’s his own fault, considering how he and his tore into Bush like kids into Christmas presents. To them, “Dubya” was the ultimate gift, complete with card and bow.
They took particular delight in condemning him for the war in Iraq, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid preemptively – and incorrectly – declared “lost” in early 2007. The war was about oil, they ranted, and nothing more.
Through careful manipulation and special attention to negative stories – real or made up – liberals painted Bush’s presidency as an utter and complete failure. He was an idiot, he was a warmonger, he was a racist, he was a bad influence on the country, as evidenced by the Abu Ghraib scandal, which involved humiliating imprisoned insurgents.
But as any school child can recite, what comes around goes around. And sure enough, Democrats are beginning to show the same flairs for the dramatic they did under Bush.
Obama’s Words Come Back to Bite Him
Just take Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), who apparently doesn’t mind throwing the once godlike Obama under the proverbial bus in saying, “Well, we’re in Libya because of oil. And I think both Japan and the nuclear technology and Libya and this dependence that we have upon imported oil have both once again highlighted the need for the United States to have a renewable energy agenda going forward.”
In Obama’s defense, the man is clearly nuts. And not just because he incorrectly used the word “both” twice in the same sentence to refer to not two but four different points.
But his fellow House member and Democrat, Dennis Kucinich, sounded much more rational when he criticized the commander-in-chief’s decision to strike out at Libya. H even quoted then-Senator Obama in 2007 in saying: “‘The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.’”
That has to smart, especially coming from a party notoriously dedicated to even their blatantly flawed heroes. But it can’t hurt as much as news coming out of Afghanistan…
In what the UK’s Guardian.co.uk says “could be more damaging than… Abu Ghraib,” we’re now learning about a rogue U.S. Stryker tank unit that not only targeted civilians, but then took thousands of pictures of the murders.
Like any high school student can tell Obama, payback is usually less than kind.