Monday, November 29, 2010

Worst President Ever?

We have sunk so low as a nation that the general reaction to Wikileak's leaks has been to shrug. William Jacobson, though, has it right.

Whether or not someone gets killed as a direct result of a Wikileaks disclosure, the damage to our country is deep, as allies and sources among enemies will stop cooperating with us for fear of exposure, our diplomats will be hesitant to speak frankly with headquarters, and our intelligence on al-Qaeda and others will be compromised.

We are the laughingstock of the world, an impotent superpower whose response to those who aid our enemies is to write a letter asking them not to do it. Yes, Harold Koh the State Department's chief lawyer, sent a demand freakin' letter to Wikileaks.

Add this latest humiliation to Obama's inability (or unwillingness) to do what's necessary to heal the economy as well as the trillions of dollars of federal debt run up since his election and he's truly headed for Jimmy Carter status.

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