Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pop Quiz: Naming Tyranny Edition

Which of the following presidents would you trust to name tyrants for what they truly are and to stand firm against aggressive dictatorships around the world?

A) President Ronald Reagan:

B) President Barack Obama:

(Hint: Name tyrants for what they truly are? One of these presidents, speaking on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, couldn't even bring himself to name the kind of tyranny that put up that wall. Communism? Never heard of it, but hey, who would have guessed back when the wall came down that 20 years later, Germany's American ally "would be led by a man of African descent"? How awesome is that? And don't the president's congratulations to the German people seem that much more awesome after he reminds everyone of how awesome and historic it is that he's the president? Then again, he does at least acknowledge that some people still "live within walls of tyranny" today, even if he does seem to think that means getting tough with Honduras as opposed to, say, Iran.)