Thursday, June 04, 2009

Some other Obama Speech Reactions

Robert Spencer does a thorough fisking of the speech, as the obsessive he is. Mostly he shows that the speech is largely full of platitude and naivete, some assertion of good intention, and laced with some of Obama's usual lack (perhaps willful) of historical knowledge. In the end, this is exactly the sort of speech Obama surely wanted to give (especially as much of the history is at best inconsistent with his desire to flatter, as well as some pretty strong evidence that many of his goals and characterizations are too hopeful or just baloney); the last thing he wanted to do was obstruct his extended hand, however clenched the fist he is reaching for really is.
I probably react overall more like Paul Mirengoff.


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