—Ronald Reagan, endorsing Barry Goldwater in 1964
Last night, Barack Hussein Obama did his best to sell America's allies in the War on Terror out to Islamofascist slave masters. He told us it was "time to turn the page" on the War in Iraq—the kind of brazen Vietnam-style political surrender that America hasn't seen since, well, since Vietnam.
In 2008, we counted ourselves among those who "held our noses" and voted for John McCain, a veteran of that war that the politicians lost. Since then, the Arizona Republican has done much to retroactively earn our vote, and we're grateful for his very lucid rebuttal of Obama's surrender valedictory. If you didn't happen to see it, it's well worth a couple minutes or your time today:
We long ago concluded Barack Hussein Obama was uninterested in preserving America's greatness—if he even believes there is such a thing. Last night's address was just more of the same drivel. When we stop and remember the reassuring figure of Ronald Reagan leading this great nation what seems like just a few short years—yet a lot of lifetimes—ago, we are truly saddened.
But there is something to Obama's chosen metaphor, that of turning pages. Just as America "turned the page" on the failures of the 1970s—the political surrender in Vietnam and the weeping international weakness of the Carter Presidency—America has the opportunity to turn the page on Barack Hussein Obama's failed presidency in just 61 days.
Let's just hope that 61 days is soon enough for our international allies, now painfully exposed to incoming fire.