Obama on Suicide Bombers
9:09 AM, Mar 19, 2009 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Here's President Obama, Wednesday night at his town hall meeting in California:
This comparison is inappropriate on so many levels, one hardly knows where to begin.
First, given the world we live in and our own recent history, shouldn't the president of the United States avoid flip and juvenile comparisons to suicide bombers? Second, should the president really be comparing employees of financial institutions to murderers--especially when his administration has been defending giving those employees their (supposedly) contractually obligated bonuses?
Third, is the president's view really that the way to deal with suicide bombers is to try to "ease them off" the trigger rather than to shoot them if possible before they act?
Maybe President Obama should stop talking for a while, and actually try to govern?