Thomas Friedman: Obama Is So Brilliant, He Sees America the Way America’s Enemies Do

4/15/15
 
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from Rush Limbaugh,
4/13/15:

Did you hear what Thomas Friedman said? Well, before I tell you what Thomas Friedman said, do you remember what Ronald Reagan said when he was asked about policy toward the Soviet Union? Ronald Reagan, when discussing policy, foreign policy regarding the Soviet Union, said, “My policy’s very simple: We win, they lose.” And that was another one of Reagan’s statements that sent the left into orbit.

Thomas “Loopy” Friedman of the New York Times, back at it again, says that one of the great things — contrast this with Reagan. Reagan on foreign policy with the Soviets, “Very simple: We win, they lose.” Thomas “Loopy” Friedman describing Obama’s foreign policy with Iran says that, quote, “[Obama] actually knows what America looks like from the outside in. And he can actually see America even to some point from the Iranian perspective.”

This is supposed to comfort us. This lunacy is somehow supposed to tell us that we are being led by a leader and a president many cuts above all of us ordinary plebes. Obama can see America from Iran’s perspective, and that’s why Obama is so good. Now, that can only mean one thing. What is Iran’s perspective of the United States? I could sum it up in three words: Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! That’s the Iranian perspective of the United States. And here comes Thomas Friedman saying Obama’s so brilliant he can see America from Iran’s perspective.

Now, I don’t mean that Obama’s out there shouting, “Death to America.” What I mean is Thomas “Loopy” Friedman says Obama understands.

Does it matter that Barack Obama can see America from Iran’s perspective? “Yes, Mr. Limbaugh.” This is the voice of Mr. New Castrati. “Mr. Limbaugh, it would no doubtedly assist the president with foreign policy and nuclear weapons, a policy that would work, since he understands how the Iranians see us.” And knows what to do to make sure that we don’t threaten ‘em, right? What caca.

The proper perspective would be if Thomas “Loopy” Friedman would write that Obama is able to understand what Iran is all about, rather than preface it or predicate it by saying that Obama’s real great quality is that he can see America from Iran’s perspective.

If he can see it from Iran’s perspective, he can see it from Putin’s, and he can see it from Raul Castro’s, and Raul Castro just over the weekend ripped the United States to shreds again, as you would expect him to do, but he exempted Obama. Oh, yes, Obama’s had nothing to do with the bad America. So we know what this means. Obama, like Iran, like the Castros, he sees America’s flaws, he understands and agrees with the way these are seen.

So can we. All we have to do is listen to them: Death to America! They build IEDs, kill our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. We know who they are. We know they’re state sponsors of terrorism. We know their best buds are Hezbollah. We don’t need any brilliant president to see America from their perspective. We already know what it is. What would be great would have to have a president who sees issues from America’s perspective. I can’t believe I even have to point that out.

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