When President Obama actually said bad things about Ahmadinejad’s remark (“hateful,” “disgusting,” etc.), I ought to have been delighted. But I wasn’t. And J.E. Dyer perfectly articulates why Obama’s little moment of outrage about A-jad’s speech left me cold.
Basically, we’re having government by a teenager. His speech was the 13 year old equivalent of “Mom! They’re being mean to me.” The fact that this whiny conclusion may be true is irrelevant. As we parents know, teenagers are ineffectual problem solvers under these circumstances. More to the point, they’re disinterested in the bullying problem as a whole, and care only about their feelings in the matter.