Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scent of a Legacy



Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Now we know what to do for Brussels.

Perhaps it's just me, but I think the last thing we need is an image of a softer America:

With baseball and tango Obama offers Latin America a softer US

I know President Obama was in a difficult position after trying to turn down the dance invitation.

And no, I don't think that rushing home after the Brussels terror attack was the right response.

But some advance work by his staff on what is appropriate after a terror attack--that killed Americans, too--should have been worked out with our hosts.

And it isn't like this image is overwhelmed by a reputation of resolutely fighting terror.

Drama?  No Obama.

UPDATE: Good point:

“It does explain why we gave away everything in the Iranian nuclear negotiations,” Krauthammer said. “The guy can’t stand up to a tango dancer, how is he going to stand up to the mullahs?”

Of course, Iran had the invaluable knowledge that our president desperately wanted to say "yes" to anything in his quest for a legacy.

UPDATE: Feel the power of the newly reset and hopey battle station!

Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to give us any presents."

The 1,500-word letter in state media titled "Brother Obama" was Castro's first response to the president's three-day visit last week, in which the American president said he had come to bury the two countries' history of Cold War hostility.

An enemy that at least respected our power a little bit would have the decency to at least pretend for a little longer that our president's folly has a shot at working.