Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Obama Magic Failed

One of the most stunning results of President Obama’s Afghanistan address at West Point is that he didn’t get much of a reaction from the crowd. My nephew (a veteran himself) pointed out that while standing in front of all those soldiers, Obama didn’t get so much as one “Hoo-Ah.” Honestly, that would be hard to do.

While I think that the cadets of West Point were probably schooled on what might or might not be appropriate, it is highly unlikely that they would have been muzzled. I guarantee you that if Obama had said “I want you to win!” or “Go out there and kick some Taliban butt!” with just a little bit of authority in his voice, those cadets would have come out of their seats faster than Nancy Pelosi did at Obama’s joint address to congress (when he lied about health care).

Suffice to say that the men and women of West Point weren’t buying it – and I didn’t either. It is ironic that we now have the most finely honed, most deadly efficient military that the world has ever known. The only problem is that we don’t have a leader worthy of their loyalty.

Conservative Resistance – Day 395

1 comment:

  1. Good post. I couldn't help but notice how those poor cadets kept nodding off during the Zero's speech. At the end, I kept wondering what he had actually said that was pertinent other than we're leaving in 18 months. The whole affair was a photo-op and nothing more.