Obama’s Red Line and the Corruption of Language
Obama has corrupted language like his Democrat compatriots. Clinton twisted language and truth, saying about Monica Wolinsky “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Anthony Wiener said he was no longer texting his private parts when he was still broadcasting them to minors.
What is it about educated liberals that they feel that they are smarter than us and can twist language to their own purposes?
Imagine Obama saying, “First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line.” That is not even the issue. What is the issue is that Obama is choosing to use the red line to go to war. The world’s red line is hypothetical. It is literary. It is not pragmatic like Obama’s using the red line to attack Syria.
How can Obama forget or deny that he said “that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around….”
He created that red line as a cause for action even if the world only recognized it as a possibility. But the rest of the world didn’t act upon it.
Come on Obama, quit playing around with language. Quit saying that the world set a red line and you didn’t. I have a Ph.D. in literature and I’m sure I’m much more adept at word games than you. But I wouldn’t corrupt language and lie, saying that “I didn’t set a red line.” You were supposed to help the disenfranchised. Why don’t you tell them truth?
I dare say you should apologize for your red line. Presidents, especially Presidents, make mistakes. You, particularly. And if any President is used to apologizing, it is you. You relish it. So do it.
Apologize rather than risk the deaths of more of our soldiers. Take back the red line as having been a careless threat. Our enemies won’t think we are cowards any more than they already do. We can surprise them with our might the next time our national security is really threatened.