The day after the Arab protests and attacks at the US Embassies I overheard several guys in the locker room at my gym complaining about Obama’s weak response to the attacks.
“Those Arabs only listen to strength; you can’t apologize, talk or reason with them, they only respond to might.”
I know better than to talk politics or religion in such settings, but it was difficult to hold my tongue, these guys were spewing emotional feelings based on spurious facts.
Each day since the attacks we have learned new information about them. This is one reason why in election years, it’s considered bad form for candidates to publicly question a president’s response—rarely are all the facts available to the public.
But that hadn’t stopped Romney from commenting, or these guys in the locker room.
I couldn’t hold myself back. “Obama has been much more hawkish than many of his supporters wanted,” I said. “His foreign policy is so strong, Republicans didn’t even mention the war at their convention.”
One of the guys shook his head dismissively. “Obama wouldn’t even have gotten elected if he wasn’t a black man.”
The other guys said, “He’s not that smart.”
Then his buddy added, … Read the rest