Jun. 16, 2016
Barack Obama’s Boswell, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, is out with a new exposé cleverly disguised as an apologia. Peel away Goldberg’s reassurances of Obama’s competence, and the ritual denunciations of Donald Trump, and you uncover a picture of a president who not only is dishonest but displays a shocking indifference to American lives.
The piece, published yesterday, is titled “What Obama Actually Thinks About Radical Islam.” Subtitle: “The president does not suffer illusions about the pathologies afflicting the broader Muslim world.” Translation: When Obama insists on denying that Islamic terrorism has anything to do with Islam, it is not because he is naive or burdened by some cognitive disorder. Rather, he is lying in a conscious, calculated way.