Sunday, March 13, 2011

Conflicting Priorities Make POTUS a Difficult Job

Only a very few people on Earth know how difficult it is to be President of the United States. Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are perhaps the only ones that really know what Barack Obama is experiencing. Yes, yes, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were Presidents, too, but they were too dumb to understand the depth of nuance inherent in the job.

So it is understandable that President Obama recently expressed frustration.
Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”
Here are two good examples of the conflict that illustrates the cross that President Obama must bear:
Samaria- The shocking attack occurred around 1 am as the terrorist entered the family home and murdered three children aged 11, 3, and a baby girl along with their parents. The victims were apparently sleeping as the killer came in.
Gaza- Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy "is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank."
On the one hand, the slaughter doesn't technically qualify as bullying since the victims were sleeping. But, on the other hand, doling out candy and sweets to unionized Palestinian children will contribute to childhood obesity.

How could one man alone successfully unravel this Gordian knot wrapped in a mysterious riddle rolled up in an enigma?

(H.T. Moonbattery.)


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