Obama says that he would like to see more Americans die in terrorist attacks

That headline is not a lie.  The greatest orator since Abraham Lincoln had a serious policy discussion with . . . wait for it . . . Jay Leno.  During that serious, I mean really serious, talk, Obama explicitly stated that it was unfortunate that Americans were less likely to die in a terrorist attack than in a car accident.  Really:

POTUS said the U.S. was not overreacting.

POTUS said people can still take vacation, just do so in a “prudent way” by checking on the State Department Websites for up-to-day information before making plans.

“The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately.”  (Emphasis added.)

You and I both know that President Silvertongue was trying to say something along the lines of this:  “The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident.  While we’d like to see both types of statistics drop, it’s useful to put terrorism’s risk into perspective.”

But that’s not what Obama said.  What he said is that it’s unfortunate that the average American faces a lower risk of dying at a terrorist’s hands than he does of dying in a car accident.

What’s really funny about all this is that Obama’s disastrous foreign policies are such that it’s entirely possible that he’ll ensure that, without the number of fatal car accidents decreasing, Americans really will end up dying in ever greater numbers at terrorist hands.  Perhaps President Malaprop speaks the truth after all.

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  • Robert Arvanitis

    Bookworm: Here’s the thing — Countries and peoples have the survival imperative.
    A buffoon like Obama is no different that a buffoon like Carter.
    Their posturing and dithering merely delays, does not prevent, the national imperative.
    It took 444 days for Iran to fold.
    The current foreign policy fail will end soon enough, with Barry’s departure.
    So advise our enemies to ponder the consequences.  Compound interest is a terrible price to pay.
     

  • Spartacus

    Barack & Co. have it set up so that by the year 2025(?) all cars will need to be built like Pepsi cans in order to pass mileage requirements.  If allowed to go into effect, it is a statistical certainty that many people will die in crashes who would otherwise have survived.  So he’s in no position to take up a position opposing traffic fatalities.
     
    The problem with surrounding oneself with BS is that one ultimately finds oneself surrounded by a minefield of meadow muffins, doomed to step in it no matter which way one goes.

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  • Gringo

    Which is why the POTUS and his handlers try to maximize his Teleprompter opportunities and minimize his unscripted speaking opportunities. A recent example of why we see so much of the TOTUS. When we don’t see the TOTUS, we get exposed to the true depths of ignorance of the POTUS.
    “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.” None of those cities are in the Gulf.
    Or did climate change result in all these port cities now being located along the Gulf of Mexico?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
     
     
    http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-the-post-national-geographic-president

  • Danny Lemieux

    I suspect that he was thinking of “Golf” ports. 

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Obama gets a big fat smile on his face whenever Americans die or are tortured.
     
    Believe it.
     
     

  • Gringo

    Danny Lemieux
    I suspect that he was thinking of “Golf” ports.
     
    Well, he certainly has a much greater affinity for and exposure to Golf than for the Gulf. I very much doubt he would say he had just played 16 holes of Golf- he knows the subject  much too well to make a “gaffe” about it.
    Them as who live  near the Gulf, at least the Western end of the Gulf, call it the Gu’f, as in Gu’f ports. As Book might be able to testify. Don’t give me any guff or I’ll throw you in the G’uf. Oh well.

  • Libby

    Today Obama greeted the troops at Camp Pendelton with “Hello, Camp Lejeune!”
    So what is it that really causes these gaffes over simple things like what year it is or the number of US states – exhaustion, drugs, laziness, what?

  • Gringo

    Libby
    So what is it that really causes these gaffes over simple things like what year it is or the number of US states – exhaustion, drugs, laziness, what?
    I vote for laziness. Which reminds me of a Jay Leno joke.

    JAY LENO: Hey, over the weekend, President Obama, you know that, President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods. And Tiger said the president was a very good golfer for a guy who only plays five days a week. You know, so, that’s pretty good. [Laughter]
    Actually, you know what the president’s handicap is? Anybody know? Doesn’t understand economics. That’s the handicap. But other than that, other than that, he’s fine

  • Ron19

    Gringo #9:
     
    I vote for Freudian Slips.  For instance, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation lists 57 Islamic states as members:
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Organisation_of_Islamic_Cooperation_member_states_by_exports

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