Tuesday, November 9, 2010



On Sunday, President Obama uttered the following nugget of profundity to a group of Indian students in Mumbai (Wall Street Journal, 11/8/10, page A1):

It may be surprising for some of you to hear this, but the country that has the biggest stake in Pakistan’s success is India. If Pakistan is unstable, that’s bad for India.”

What wisdom! The next thing you know, Mr. Obama will be telling us that if the rain doesn’t fall, that’s bad for the corn crop.

That Mr. Obama thinks it is necessary for an American president to tell the Indians that an unstable Pakistan is bad for India says a lot about his smugness and smarminess. But it also says a lot about the hubris of the typical politician who feels it is his duty to grace the benighted electorate with his Sinaiesque wisdom and about the now comic, if it weren’t so tragic, American attitude that we know so much more than the rest of the world that we must alert those poor old sots about the dangers that lurk at their very door. See one of today’s other posts, “WORKIN’ FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR…”

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