This is becoming worse than the National Nightmare Pie, it’s loose and irresponsible to a point of way-past-scary:
Barack Obama is told to lose the Blackberry (d’oh — it’s not a secure means of communication and, d’oh, he’s supposed to be, soon, the President of the United States of America, and, d’oh, connect those two points) but he won’t do it.
His reason? He wants to be able to hear quickly “from someone in Chicago”:
“If I’m doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, ‘What are you doing?’
He actually said that. I’d type “Oh, my God” but you’ve already said it aloud if you’ve read this far. Apparently, the distinctions between instant messages and “email” in addition to “secure” and “insecure” have escaped this Big Brain Nightmare Cook. Someone will now have to explain to him how to “work” while in the Oval Office and not lay his head aside and go-to-the-Blackberry when the crowds may, at times, leave the Office. There will be moments — a lot of them — when “somebody in Chicago” won’t or can’t be able to tell him what to do, think, say or opine. In which case, Obama will have to know how to “work” in the Oval Office, which he appears to not understand.
FARTHER DOWNHILL…Obama and his despoiled nominee for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, both declare that they’ve decided that “waterboarding is torture” and so Obama has said throughout his seemingly perpetual campaigning, that he intends to stop the practice of waterboarding (it’s torture and all).
I don’t agree that waterboarding is torture. I do agree with the positions held on this issue by President Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney (“waterboarding is not torture” and is a proven effective interrogation technique, used sparingly on specific individuals, not randomly or widely applied).
However, Obama declares it is torture, so he says he’s going to stop the practice from being used — it won’t be in his Presidential or Administration’s policy.
I did a simple search for terms, “Cheney + waterboarding” and I see that the Leftwing has utterly spoiled over into mush over this issue and particularly as it has been addressed by Dick Cheney (more spoilage about Cheney than about President Bush).
But, back to Obama’s bad cooking: he now rumbles that although it won’t be his policy as President (appeasing the Leftwing-struck-ugly by this issue and V.P. Dick Cheney), that although it won’t be policy, waterboarding could foreseably come in handy so it might be used at some future time, when he thinks it’s applicable, like him using his Blackberry: don’t tell him, don’t ask, he’ll do whatever he wants, there’s no policy, it’ll just be sorta’ like a bulletin board in his private kitchen. Or so I guess from the errata he’s continuing to author.
“IT’S NOT POLICY, BUT I CAN DO IT IF I LIKE” from Cobb