By John W. Lillpop
On June 12, 2014, President Barack Obama startled thinking people with the following “fairy tale” assessment of the world situation that he helped create.
As reported at reference 1, Obama said:
[T]he truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.”
Obama’s rose-colored view of world affairs seemed in stark contrast to the latest news from Gaza and Tel Aviv, Russia and Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations where violence has been the norm, rather than the exception.
In addition, when one considers the beheading craze among Mexican drug cartels, the Obama-manufactured war at the US-Mexico border, and the toxic proliferation of gun violence in America which Obama and Democrats blame on the NRA and Republicans, it is difficult, at best, to take The One seriously.
Obama’s simplistic estimate of world agony is apparently not shared by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whom as reported at reference 2, said the following:
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel took questions from some of the Marines and gave a stark assessment of the global security situation: "The world is exploding all over."
Exploding all over?
Why has no one in the administration bothered to explain reality to Barack Obama?
Reference 2: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/defense-secretary-world-exploding-all-over_802893.html