What makes the bottom fall out of the Obama act is the cloying disconnect in his words with harsh reality.It is like listening to a conman whose initially charming words begin to grate on your sense of reason, truth and forbearance as he fumbles in your pockets.
And yet this reckless politician has the brass neck to stand in front of the world’s nations in New York to lecture on the founding principles of the UN.
And there was plenty to find disagreeable about Obama’s speech to the UN this week. With regard to US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he glibly claimed with a congratulatory tone “those wars are at an end”.
It is a deeply troubling measure of arrogance that an American leader can stand in front of the world and talk tritely about wars coming to an end when over one million people have been killed in those American aggressions, which were based on flagrant lies and baseless pretexts.
He denied that US motives were about regime change and vowed that America sought to help the people of Syria choose their own government.This is what Obama, and American presidents do best, excel in rhetoric over reality.
Bereft from his speech was an acknowledgement of the fact that Washington has been harbouring plans for regime change in Syria since at least 2001, as disclosed by former US General Wesley Clark.
Bereft from Obama’s fine words were details of American weapons and logistics being funnelled into Syria for the past two years to drive a campaign of terrorism to destabilize a sovereign government.
The UN report does nothing of the sort, and a range of evidence elsewhere contends much more convincingly that the perpetrators of the chemical attacks were the Western-backed mercenaries.
The rhetorical inference was that Iranians have “an attitude problem” in their view of America, not a humble admission of guilt from criminal interference in the affairs of Iran by the US.
On other matters, there was more cant rhetoric about how the US was supporting the creation of “a Palestinian sovereign state” predicated on a “secure Israel”.