Humint Events Online: Quote of the Day

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

On Obama's recent Israel speech:
I don't believe Obama is guided in these efforts by any principled concern or moral empathy for the plight of Palestinians or the injustice of the 45-year-old occupation; it seems clear that he isn't ever driven by considerations of that sort. But what he is, at least compared to the prior President, is a competent technocrat, a more calculating imperial manager, able to rationally assess costs and benefits with a ruthless analytical stoicism.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Spooked, but I think you've been exposed to a bit too much radon gas oozing out of the New Madrid fault zone.

Puppets behave the way puppetmasters dictate - think Punch and Judy or the Muppets or even Achmed the dead terrorist!

The competence and skill you describe are the projected traits of the puppeteer not the puppet. A skilled performer will make you believe that the puppet has a life of its own and even a personality but, at the end of the day it gets stuffed back in its box until the next performance.

Same show ... same script ..... same hand ... different puppet.

3:49 AM  
Blogger spooked said...

Fair enough that it is the puppet masters doing this, not Obama. Still an amusing quote.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's me that got too much radon and it dulled my funny bone. Be well.

2:54 PM  

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