Friday, October 3, 2014

Psaki Lies, Obama Blames - Another Typical Day In Washington

In an interview with Megyn Kelly last night, State Department spokesperson Jan Psaki said that leaving a residual force in Iraq, even up to 24,000 troops (as was recommended by military leaders) would not have prevented ISIS from taking over half of Iraq in the last 8 months.


I wonder - does she have so little faith in the American military or so much faith in ISIS? Before they began conquering Iraqi cities and gaining recruits because of it, ISIS had between 10,000 and 15,000 members. They had some weapons but hadn't taken over any military bases yet, so they didn't have the sophisticated weapons that they now have. They didn't have the American made tanks and vehicles they now have. They hadn't taken over the banks and the oil refineries so they didn't have the money they now have. Does Ms. Psaki really believe that our military couldn't have taken them out at that time?

I honestly don't think Ms. Psaki believes what she said. She and Marie Harf are the Jay Carney and Josh Earnest of the State Department - well paid liars. They can talk around anything, ignoring facts and answering pertinent questions with spin and obvious untruth. The one thing I can say is that they're good at what they do. If you're not paying attention they're almost believable.

I can't help but wonder if their real lives are surrounded with lies as well.

In other news, Greta Van Suseteren recently blasted Obama for his constant whining and blaming others for his failures.

“When leaders blame others they sure don’t look like leaders, they look absolutely childish," Van Susteren said. “And it’s distressing that ‘president’ Obama is often quick to blame others. On Sunday night he threw our intelligence community under the bus, they’re not happy about that.”

She criticized Obama for not acting "presidential" (whatever that is) saying “That means not blaming others or acting cool in front of a bunch of students by blaming Fox for whatever ails him or his administration.”

Noting that this is just another occasion when it appears that Fox News has gotten under the President's skin she finished by saying Obama should "skip the trash talk. It only diminishes the office of the president.”

The only thing I would disagree with her about is her first statement. Certainly when a person blames someone else for everything it makes them look childish. But "leaders" don't blame others. Leaders step up to the plate and take responsibility for what happens during their watch. They don't brag about and take full credit for the good things (such as the killing of Osama bin Laden) and they don't blame anyone and everyone else for the bad. 

Unfortunately, I don't believe President Obama can help it. I believe (as do many psychologists) that he is a narcissist of the worst kind and therefore is incapable of admitting his shortcomings. In his eyes he is perfect and doesn't make mistakes. Anything that doesn't work out in a good way is automatically the fault of someone else. It's the reason he blames Bush, the intelligence community, Fox News, and even racism for any criticism he receives and anything that doesn't go his way.

As a friend of mine said earlier today: "No one should enter into any public office if they are adverse to being criticized. This is an adult or grown-ups game. If you're so sensitive that you think someone telling you that your ideas or decisions stink is because of your race or gender, just stay home."

I can't say it better than that. Instead of worrying about "acting presidential" how about he just acts like a responsible adult?

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