American Elephants

Oh, ha, ha, ha. Obama Just Made His Failure to Have a Strategy Worse. by The Elephant's Child

Snort! President Obama’s statement about ‘not having a strategy to deal with the Islamic State’ has gone round the world several times since his misguided press conference, gathering up  unfavorable international commentary on the way, and he doesn’t appear to have a strategy for dealing with a Russian invasion either.

So, Friday, the President declared September “National Preparedness Month.” Irony? Hypocrisy? Nobody around to point out the, um, awkwardness?

Actually, he has in mind dealing with a more important crisis — climate change!

Emergencies — from hurricanes and wildfires to cyber and terrorist attacks — can strike anywhere at any time. Americans should be familiar with local threats and hazards and take steps to reduce their devastating impacts. Families should assemble a disaster supplies kit well in advance and have a plan to reconnect after a tragedy.

The president also announced an “American PrepareAthon” drill on September 30 for Americans to show that they are ready for climate’s worst disasters. How about September 11?

When and where emergencies occur are beyond our control — but how we prepare and how we respond are up to us. Let us resolve to be ready for any crisis and work to inspire a new generation of Americans, vested with the knowledge and experience to protect themselves, their families, and their communities in the face of any challenge.

Oh, look. Obama didn’t declare this, somebody in the White House wrote it on his behalf, and that somebody had no clue how inappropriate it was in the wake of Obama’s blunder at his press conference. But Obama is responsible for everything that comes out of his administration. The buck stops at his desk, no matter how hard he tries to deflect it. Doesn’t speak well for the caliber of the White House staff, either.


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