"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Insanity Or Something Worse?

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.  --  Albert Einstein


President Obama signed an Executive Order on August 30th authorizing additional financial sanctions on North Korea in an effort to stop the Koreans from building nuclear weapons. He then hosted a dinner at the White House on September 2nd for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, as part of his efforts to bring about a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Yesterday he called for a new 50 Billion Dollar infrastructure/stimulus plan to jumpstart the United States economy and restore America to financial health.

The sanctions have about as much chance of curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions as previous ones had, e.g. none, meetings between Netanyahu and Abbas in Washington or anywhere else won't bring about peace in the Middle East any more than meetings between Rabin and Arafat did and the new stimulus package will fail just like it's predecessor. You would have thought he would have figured these things out by now.
Is Obama insane, or just a glib, ideologically driven megalomamaniac who is unfit for office? Einstein probably would have thought him insane.  I am not so sure.

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