Obama stood before a crowd and praised the veterans who fought and died for the independence of “this great country.”
"This great country” was Indonesia though. The United States? Meh. Not so much.
That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.
This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.
Not that Obama doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.
He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans "who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country."
"This great country," of course, being Indonesia.
"When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience.
And the White House wonders why so many people think there is something foreign about this guy.
Charles Hurt of the NY Post notes Obama’s aloofness. To this writer, it’s not the aloofness that sticks in America’s collective craw. It’s the outright disdain for everything that is America combined with a willingness to embrace those who would seek to destroy us.
Yesterday, Obama visited the colossal Istiqlal Mosque and gave a speech on “tolerance.” This, ironically, is the same location that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited four years ago, was welcomed as a “rock star,” and proceeded to incite the crowd to “FIGHT AMERICA! FIGHT ISRAEL!”
Obama quietly lays a wreath at an Army base halfway around the world. He gives a speech praising Indonesian veterans, and gives another speech on tolerance at the same location that the President of one of our most dangerous enemies encouraged the same crowd to help destroy us.
The White House shouldn’t worry too much about the “something foreign” with this guy. What they should be worried about is why he seemingly aligns himself with people who spit in America’s eye.