…and continuing the Obama administration meme of letting the “international community” dictate our foreign policy—and now our domestic policy, also.
A quarantine against travel from the Ebola-infected nations of western Africa to the United States, ideally as part of an international effort but plainly not dependent on it, is critical to mitigating the risk to the United States of the Ebola epidemic spreading to here. I’ve answered the CDC chief’s objections to a travel ban here and here. Others more knowledgeable than me also are calling for such a travel ban.
Here, though, is what Obama’s State Department—medical experts all—claim in all seriousness:
“We are not imposing any sort of ban,” a State Department official told FoxNews.com. “We need to allow for this to be a global response and make sure that there is proper care and training throughout the region.
Because, it’s not perfect, therefore mustn’t do it at all. Because, safety in numbers, especially if those numbers give cover for avoiding responsibility for error. Because, it might show initiative. Because, leading from the front is arrogant.
The most likely global response from this foolishness is an Ebola pandemic.
It just isn’t the Democrat way to accept responsibility and the personal risk that entails.
It just isn’t the Democrat way to be out front, with or without the “international community.”
It just isn’t the Democrat way actually to lead.