Dr. J.’s thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Malaysian Airline that appears to have been shot down in the Ukraine by Russian or pro-Russian forces.
President Obama gave an odd forty second acknowledgement yesterday at a fundraiser in Delaware, before moving on to more pressing issues like shtick and mocking of his cabinet.
Among his bon mots included stating that it may have been a terrible tragedy. MAY? WTF!??
Second he said that his first priority to determine if there were any Americans on board. That’s a weird thing to say. If a plane was shot down (which it appears that it was) the presence or absence of Americans should not change the American response. Implying that it does (intentionally or unintentionally) is foolish. Determining what happened, who did it and why should have been enunciated as the highest priorities, as they will determine the best response.
Lastly, moving into cracking jokes straight away, was nothing but amateurish and showing an utter disregard for the unnecessary loss of innocent human life. He should have changed his speech to something more somber and respectful.
See it here:
Now, if you want to see how a proper condemnation of a Russian (Soviet) shooting down of an Asian airliner is done, look no further than the Reagan Library:
Peace through strength folks, peace through strength.