Friday, March 25, 2011
It's a story we've heard all too often. A swaggering young man who wants to impress his homies...a seemingly "easy" target and a promise to "pull out before things go too far"..."boom! boom! boom! boom!"...and then the finger-pointing when things start to grow out of control.
Which is why Barack Obama is learning that even if you're "careful" and use "protection," there's no guarantee that you won't end up with the pitter-patter of little "boots on the ground" when you start screwing around.
It's far too late to abort. And it seems unlikely that his "little problem" will be adopted by someone else (is the alleged NATO agreement fooling anyone?!)
In these situations, a man - a real man - would take personal responsibility for his actions.
But a boy in a man's body would simply say it's not his fault, declare that he's not sticking around, say he didn't know what he was getting into, then try to hide from the ongoing costs and consequences of what he brought into the world.
And the first chance he gets...he'll happily do it all over again.