The US. Arrogant? Dismissive?
Could there be any better example of ARROGANCE than Obama’s assertion that with his election the Planet will begin to heal, the oceans recede and now, his belief that HE can fix the Middle East.
With respect to Israel and the Palestinians, Carter may have tried, Reagen may have tried, the Bushes may have tried, Clinton may have tried but now . . . .
And with respect to Iran and their atomic aspirations, he can’t imagine not being able to offer sufficient incentives to get them off their current path. Hmmm. I think we’ll be able to use that as an example of a “failure of imagination.”
And note the ease with which he DISMISSES critics who, according to Obama as his invokes his false Straw Man, just don’t want to do anything.
Which leads me to my favorite Friedrich Hayek quotation . . . .
“We are ready to accept almost any explanation of the present crisis of our civilization except one: that the present state of the world may be the result of genuine error on our own part and that the pursuit of some of our most cherished ideals has apparently produced results utterly different from those which we expected.”