A modest suggestion: from now on, every president who wishes to go abroad and review all his lesser citizens’ collective past and present sins, with accompanying apologies — to applause from foreigners — must first, in the spirit of New Testament atonement, review his own regrettable transgressions. It would go something like this:
Hanson then applies that standard to Obama...and with devastating results. Here is what "The One" might say should he take the plank out of his eye first:
“Today we witness a global financial meltdown — a result of a dangerous nexus between lax politicians and unethical high finance. I know this well, and wish to apologize for taking thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the now-bankrupt AIG financial firm, which sought to escape proper regulation by offering campaign contributions to politicians like myself, who unilaterally renounced the three-decade tradition of public campaign finance.”
Hanson nails it. He also exposes Obama's muddled foreign policy. The President seems to be apologizing for Guantanamo and torture, while at the same time continuing the Bush policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ponder: Daily those from Waziristan to Kuwait promise another 9/11 like hit. Iran tries everything under the sun to get its bomb. We send thousands more soldiers to Afghanistan; we kill dozens each month with Predator strikes in Afghanistan (rather a bit meaner than putting terrorists into Guantanamo cells with Korans and Mediterranean food).
Read it from the beginning. It's a great editorial with many compelling insights. This is the type of hard hitting commentary that turned me from a clueless, feeling liberal into an inquisitive, thinking conservative.