Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Still queasy from watching television in the Situation Room while the US Military completed President Bush's longterm plan to rid the world of Osama bin Laden, president Barack Obama is now debating when to release the gruesome images.
Oh, we don't mean pictures of Osama with a chunk of his head missing: we assume that picture will be more popular than the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.
No, we mean letting the news media again look at the gruesome images of our nation's economy. We know that the images, in the words of Whitehouse spokesman Jay Carney, "could be inflammatory" and bring back painful memories of that nightmarish day, only two and a half years ago, when Obama struck without warning and set into motion the "War on Fiscal Responsibility."
Despite the glad news of Osama's highly kinetic passing, polls show very little improvement in Barack Obama's approval numbers, indicating that the public can tell the difference between what the president actually does and what he watches others do.
In any case, it's now time for Mr. Obama to turn his attention away from that compound in Pakistan...and get serious about trying to solve the economic disasters which have been compounded by his presidency.