Obama's misreads history

Another (in addition to thisglaring instance of the smarty pants highly-educated elitists getting things totally, brazenly, wrong is offered today  by Jack Kelly.

In his victory speech after the North Carolina primary, Sen. Barack Obama said something that is all the more remarkable for how little it has been remarked upon.

In defending his stated intent to meet with America's enemies without preconditions, Sen. Obama said: "I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did."

That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit.

Kelly goes on to demolish both Obama's appalling misunderstanding and the journalists who have abdicated their job of analyzing in favor of promoting their golden boy.

Obama has an excellent chance of being elected president. Armed with a serious misreading of history, he has the potential to lead America into disasters with his diplomacy. That the major media have failed to point out his blunder is chilling.

Update -- Richard Goldstein writes:

I read Wilentz' Reagan book and it is not at all complimentary

Hat tip: Annette D'amato
Another (in addition to thisglaring instance of the smarty pants highly-educated elitists getting things totally, brazenly, wrong is offered today  by Jack Kelly.

In his victory speech after the North Carolina primary, Sen. Barack Obama said something that is all the more remarkable for how little it has been remarked upon.

In defending his stated intent to meet with America's enemies without preconditions, Sen. Obama said: "I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did."

That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit.

Kelly goes on to demolish both Obama's appalling misunderstanding and the journalists who have abdicated their job of analyzing in favor of promoting their golden boy.

Obama has an excellent chance of being elected president. Armed with a serious misreading of history, he has the potential to lead America into disasters with his diplomacy. That the major media have failed to point out his blunder is chilling.

Update -- Richard Goldstein writes:

I read Wilentz' Reagan book and it is not at all complimentary

Hat tip: Annette D'amato