NBC’s Matt Lauer goes down a short list of topics that fill the news of late, all of them related to Islamic terrorism. He asks Hussein Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice, “What happened to the days when the administration was able to say it felt confident that we had dealt a crippling blow to al-Qaeda and Islamic militants?”
The naïve Mr. Lauer bases that question on the false assumption that there must be a foundation of truth for the administration to “be able to say something.” It is helpful if their claims can be sold as truthful, but candor has never been an Obama requirement.
He gives Rice an opportunity to once again rewrite history into a more administration-friendly version, with national security having apparently morphed into Obama image enhancement and protection.
She begins her comments with the blank slate of, “Well Matt, understand what we’ve been saying,” and then goes on to describe how they’ve had their efforts focused on a small segment of the terror problem as the rest of the world exploded all around them. That small segment has been degraded, she claims, and that is what they meant and what they were celebrating.
She offers an analogy of a cancer that has spread to other parts of the body but the original tumor had been reduced.
Once again, that might not be a cause for celebration, and if your doctor failed to recognize and treat the other tumors, you’ve probably got a much worse problem than you had to begin with. It might be a good time to change oncologists. That would be particularly true if he had declared you cancer free and failed to provide follow-up care.
Nurse Rice might want to choose a different analogy in the future, one that doesn’t illustrate so vividly how badly her boss, Dr. Obama messed up. She can let him know we’re looking for a new doctor, as soon as we can find one that is covered under our plan.
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