Obama: Gulf oil spill like 9/11; 9/11 Families: No it's not 

Obama can't catch a break. So sad.

Here's the reporting: He said that just as the events of September 11, 2001, had profoundly shaped ‘our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy’, so the oil disaster would shape thinking on the environment and energy for years to come.

The rejoinder:  Joy Bennett, 66, a mother of two from Amersham in Buckinghamshire whose son Oli, a 29-year-old financial journalist, died, said: ‘It is an unfair parallel and is really a cruel thing to say.

And it gets better:  Mr Obama seems intent on causing as much offence to Britain as possible.

Oh, and how's this for perspective: 'These were terrorist attacks, these 9/11 murders, not something caused by people trying to make money.’

Bingo, eh?

But let's delve into the psyche of Obama on this issue. He is drawing the parallel by looking at the aftermath, or so he claims:  Both events will "shape" our thinking. He equates national security to environmental challenges. He equates, so it seems, the war on terror to the approach necessary to combat his view what needs to be done for the environment. Let set this aside that progressive view.

In the mix, disturbingly, he loses utterly the ability to see the lose of life in the thousands, a mass grave in lower Manhattan, families forever changed through lost parents, siblings, and children. Instead, he looks at oil-tainted water and performs, as I read in a Lucianne comment, the miracle hereafter known as the "Cleansing of the Fishes." "It's all safe to eat," he told us today.

It's this predicate balance that is lost with Obama. What he is doing is looking forward only (and even for this we need to set aside the at-least two-front war we are fighting). He sees forward, but even then only from 10,000 feet. Odd enough. But additionally, he lacks something ... is it the power of reflection? The ability to view things holistically? Those are things that separate us from animals.

When people view events, we have three times:  Before, during, after. We have at least two views: In the weeds and high altitude.

When Obama makes the comparison between 9/11 and The Spill, he speaks only of "high-altitude after."  Isn't that a bit odd? The before-during-after and weeds of 9/11, even all but the highest altitudes, smell of death and war. It's all napalm. He draws from 9/11 only the generation-later "lesson" of rethinking our "vulnerabilities and foreign policy."  That's rather, um, detached. We can do that with Pearl Harbor, but 9/11 still stings.

Those lost family members are still very real.

The more I get to know Obama, the less I like him. He's not "so intelligent it's scary"; he's not "cool and calm at all times." Obama seems clueless and detached. He's flying at 10,000 feet because it's all he's even seen.

How sad.

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Clyde Middleton

Clyde Middleton is an attorney from Pennsylvania and a principal writer for Liberty Pundits dot net. His twice-weekly podcast, Patriot Room Radio, can be heard on Liberty Pundits dot com.
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