Congrats to President Obama for 'substantially improving global tranquility'
Along the lines of Harry Reid's statement that our borders are secure, comes this gem from White House spokesman Josh Earnest:
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday the Obama administration’s foreign policies in a number of areas have enhanced the world’s “tranquility” – a word that raised eyebrows as reporters pointed to situations in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine and the South China Sea.
More than one reporter during Monday’s press briefing referred to a front-page Wall Street Journal article highlighting some of those crises, and citing security strategists as saying “the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s.”
“How does the White House react to the notion that the president is a bystander to all these crises?” asked Fox News’ Ed Henry, citing the widening gaps between the sides in the Iranian nuclear talks, the conflict in and around Gaza, and the Syrian civil war.
“I think that there have been a number of situations in which you’ve seen this administration intervene in a meaningful way, that has substantially furthered American interests and substantially improved the, uh, you know, the – the tranquility of the global community,” Earnest replied.
That's only the half of it. Centrral Africa is in flames. Terrorists are rampaging through Nigeria, Kenya, and Somalia, Bitter civil wars roil Sudan and Congo.
Tranquility? The tranquility of the grave, perhaps. There hasn't been this many refugees since World War II. International boundaries are disappearing. And through it all, the man in the White House sits and does little to assert American leadership.
Perhaps Earnest thinks it's tranquil because the president is oblivious to the world as it is. But I think it's more of the same kind of lies Democrats are telling us these days - statements that are contradicted by evidence sitting right in front of us.
Next thing they'll say is that the economy is doing great and Obamacare is a success.