Several PUMA bloggers were upset with the overly upbeat tone of the memorial service for the slain victims of the Tucson shooting. Barack Obama then followed that service up a few days later with a rather PTA'ish type of 2011 state of the union address. The ink is barely dry on the 2011 state of the union fiasco and now we have Egypt erupting in protest.
Besides the suffering of the Egyptian protestors that many of us cannot even imagine, we may personally feel the pinch as the Suez Canal may be affected, and possibly the price of heating oil and such rises almost overnight.
Did we really need to sit through the 2011 insufferable state of the union address given by Barack Obama? I only listened to 15, 20 minutes and then I gave up.
If you were to go back and listen to Barack Obama's 2011 state of the union address from less than a week ago, you would cringe at the childishness of it in a world beset with real problems. I wrote such a piece just before the Egypt rioting started and you can read it here.
As Hillary Clinton stated in 2008, "John McCain has experience, I have experience, Barack Obama has a speech he gave at the 2004 democratic convention".
Apparently, the news is reporting that because Barack Obama is president of the United States, we are not being included as the Great Satan this time around, plus, Egypt is more of an ally than Iran was in 1979.
One thing I wonder is, no matter what we do, won't the religious fundamentalists simply choose to support the opposite?