Obama’s ‘Absolutism’ is a Sign of his Naïveté
12:00 AM, Jun 22, 2010 • By JIM PREVOR
The other way in which such beliefs endanger us is that by believing things with such certainty, we don’t prepare for the unexpected. Understanding President Obama’s decision to put national defense on the back burner by doing things such as cancelling the F-22 Raptor program becomes more understandable, if no more defensible, when one realizes that someone may have told the president that there was “no danger” we could lose air superiority.
One day, in some future Oval Office speech, we could very well be listening to the president, following a failure of in the air force, reporting to the American people that, yes, he did cancel the F-22 but did so only “under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe.”
President Obama is almost halfway through a four-year term: Yet the thought that we have an executive who gives credence to such things still bristles.
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