Hector “Macho” Camacho was a boxer whose name lent itself to an irresistible, and entirely appropriate, nickname. Somehow, “Barack Obama” doesn’t trend “macho.” But that hasn’t stopped our president and his supporters from beating their chests over successful killings of certain anti-American targets. Hillary Clinton’s “We came…we saw…he died” is perhaps the most ludicrous comment ever attributed to an American Secretary of State. Remember when the Democrats were appalled by George Bush’s “wanted, dead or alive” reference to Osama bin Laden? Bush was a reckless cowboy! That was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Now, it is any port in a storm for the Democrats, and they are busily portraying Obama as the next thing to a drone operator, if not an actual member of Delta Force.
Within reason, I am in favor of killing our enemies. But you really have to laugh: did Obama run as the scourge of Arab terrorists? As the president who would not only continue nearly all of President Bush’s anti-terror policies, but step up targeted assassinations? And seek to overthrow Arab governments in countries like Egypt and Libya? Not only that, but drive anti-American dictators like Gaddafi into the desert where he would be hunted down, beaten and shot to death? To cries of jubilation from the Democratic Party?
I paid pretty close attention to the 2008 election, and I don’t recall any of that being part of Obama’s platform. Then there is Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, which looks more than ever like an embarrassment. Do you think that when the Nobel committee awarded the prize to Obama at the outset of his presidency, they anticipated that Obama would become the chief proponent of targeted assassination, and the instrument–if you believe his administration’s claims–of the overthrow of multiple foreign governments, with sometimes grisly results? Whose Secretary of State would say of a deposed head of state, “We came…we saw…he died”? No, I don’t think so either. What is happening here is that the Obama administration’s policies have been a complete failure in every realm, so out of desperation, he and his minions are looking for success wherever they can find it, even though it may contradict their own basic beliefs, not to mention their campaign promises.
Michael Ramirez points up the absurdity of Obama’s newly-macho persona:
Finally, for what it is worth, here is the real macho man, Hector “Macho” Camacho: