Friday, October 02, 2009

It's All About The Theatre

On Sept. 24th Obama presided over the Security Council at the UN. It was the first time with an American President in the chair. The world was watching. The French and the British were urging Obama to use the attention being given to it to tell the world about Iran's illegal uranium-enrichment facility being hid near Qom and to call for immediate action, but Obama refused to do so.


Because Obama wanted the Security Council meeting to be about his own dream of a nuclear-free world. The president, reports the New York Times, citing “White House officials,” did not want to “dilute” his disarmament resolution “by diverting to Iran.”

Diversion? It’s the most serious security issue in the world. A diversion from what? From a worthless U.N. disarmament resolution?

Yes. And from Obama’s star turn as planetary visionary: “The administration told the French,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “that it didn’t want to ‘spoil the image of success’ for Mr. Obama’s debut at the U.N.”

Oh no, we can't have that. Because all Obama is about is his "image." Reality need not interfere. It's all about the theatre.

God help us all.