Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama had a lot of rhetoric in his acceptance speech last night. He also had this, ostensibly referring to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney:
You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.
Was Obama really talking about himself, though? After all, he’s the one who insulted Great Britain by sending back to them the bust of Churchill that had sat in the oval office for years, a gift from our closest ally. And then doubled down on the mess by giving an iPod full of Obamatalk to Queen Elizabeth. He’s the one who travelled to Copenhagen to make a personal plea (“I’m the President,” he said then, and in his speech last night) for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics, only to see them go with Rio de Janeiro without any further consideration of Chicago’s bid.
How’d he do in Beijing last week, then?
Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China has laid claim to the entire South China Sea, nearly to the shores of the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Without any opposition from anyone, other than helpless protests from those victimized nations—and idle chit-chat from the pivoted-toward-Asia United States.