Skip to comments.Team Obama Arrogance: Obama "Bows to Nobody in Understanding This World"
Posted on 07/21/2008 9:03:29 PM PDT by kristinn
Barack Obama and his team agree: At 46 years old, with no military service or foreign policy experience, having only spent three years as a United States senator, he is master of the universe.
Susan Rice, Obama's senior foreign policy advisor, informed the German news magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published today that her candidate "bows to nobody in understanding this world."
Rice prefaced this conceit by relating his world travels: "Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia."
This evening ABC News Nightline will broadcast an interview with Obama conducted after he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and Gen. Petraeus today in Iraq.
Obama's arrogance shone through as he dismissed Petraeus' concerns about Obama's plans for Iraq:
"My job is to think about the national security interests as a whole and to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is just to get the job done here, and I completely understand that."
Obama, in his arrogance, failed to recognize that Petraeus, having recently been promoted to head up Centcom, which oversees both Iraq and Afghanistan, would also be looking at Iraq from the same perspective.
Obama also made clear he worked to undermine President Bush's negotiations with the Maliki government on the new status of forces agreement:
"I made very clear to him that we have one president at a time. And it is the job of the Bush administration to work with [the] Iraqi government. I am a United States senator, I can present my views as a candidate and I can present my views as a senator who believes that we can't bind the next president to an agreement that involves us committing troops or budget."
While Obama has not been elected yet, he and his team are acting like it is all over but the swearing in ceremony.
His presidential-style rally being held in Berlin later this week is one more example of the self-crowning of Obama.
Many an arrogant man who 'bowed to nobody in their understanding of this world' have found themselves to be proven disastrously wrong. Unfortunately the world usually pays a horrendous price for their arrogance.
Berlin is a good city for Obama to learn a valuable lesson or two. However, the lessons of Berlin will likely be lost on him.
In the Der Speigel interview, Rice said of Obama: "He sees the world as more complex than simply good versus evil"
For more than half a century, Berlin was the front line in the battle between good and evil in the world--from the rise and fall of Adolph Hitler through the rise and fall of the Berlin wall.
However, a man who has foretold his own coming ("we are the ones we have been waiting for") may be too far gone already.
Obama was a 6-10 year old in Indonesia, He has a solid understanding of Asia. /S
wow. just wow.
Asshats gonna get lost in nuance. The debates will be his demise
This is along the lines of your comment on another thread regarding Obambi peaking...
ok...when is McCain going to air these strange narcissistic moments of Obama’s with Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” playing in the background?
John Kerry was labeled “arrogant” and it killed his campaign.
Obama deserves to be labeled as “vain” over and over until it gets through.
Yes he is. It will be a pleasure to watch this guys downfall when they finally turn on the heat.
Only a total ignoramus could imagine that he doesn’t need to bow to anyone — on any subject.
There’s always somebody who understands something you don’t.
For instance, I understand that everything Obama-lama-ding-dong knows is wrong, and he doesn’t.
This guy sounds like an ignorant brand spankin' new 2nd lieutenant mouthing off to his sergeant major. Somebody needs to dent that ego a bit.
He’s digging his political grave with his mouth. Let him keep on.....as we all laugh ourselves silly.
"Rebel Without A Clue"
Good analogy. And this is whats going to loose him Ohio.
He’s a world class liberal: Ignorant, Naive, and Arrogant.
He's also the most humorless human being I've ever seen.
Excellent piece kristinn!
I seldom watch Nightline. But I did watch this interview. At first, I thought the interviewer was asking Obama some tough questions. Being somewhat surprised and a natural cynic, I figured out that the tough questions were posed to make his answers seem tough and true to his stance(o.k...I’m a little slow on the uptake). Even though what he said was double talk and misleading horse hockey.
Media manipulation at it’s finest, IMO.
Maybe her candidate will explain why he left Pakistan off of his "Tour of Duty"
I guess he didn't want to inform them of his future bombing timetable.
The smug arrogance of this senator has been bred by the senate itself, pity one of these 100 will get The White House after almost 50 years.
Someone needs to ask Black Racist Oblack if the World is better w/o Saddamn?
Pray for W and Our Troops
Susan Rice’s comment that Obama “bows to nobody in understanding this world” parallels Michelle Obama’s claim a few months ago that “Barrack has seen everything.” How can a guy who has never run a business, never been impacted by marginal taxation, never seen combat, and never passed any meaningful legislation acquire such omniscience? Humility is an admirable trait that is seems to be sadly and dangerously lacking in the junior senator from Illinois. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Barack Obama is the real life version of Greg Stillson from Stephen King's novel, "The Dead Zone."
I fear noone will turn on the heat. “They” love him.
I’d pay money to watch Thomas Sowell debate this non-entity, this empty suit, this nothing.
Where are the Republican versions of Soros? It should be possible to set that up.
He’s headed for a “spectacular fall”
I’d pay for that too!
But he is clean. ;-)
There will be debates in the fall
The vanity is a serious issue with this guy. Has anyone heard of any other people who have written TWO books - about themselves? I mean, you’d think he’d find something of value to write about. Has he no other interests? Hobbies? Sheesh.
“He’s also the most humorless human being I’ve ever seen.”
Which is why McCain’s folks really need to start making fun of him.
Everyone talks about McCain’s temper, but I cannot wait to see what kind of reaction we get out of Obama when he becomes the butt of more jokes.
And Articulate....when on a teleprompter..
“Has anyone heard of any other people who have written TWO books - about themselves?”
Amazing he could fill up two volumes considering how little he has accomplished.
I predict the wheels will come off.
No one can sustain this kind of hype.
I sincerely hope your inferred meaning will happen.
I agree and McCain of all people could do the best job of slicing him up.
Sounds like something a Muslim would say.
I think despite my reservations about McCain, He prolly knows a thing or two about biding his time.
When I read "Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia..." I thought "Hey, I have travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before (or at least...before...:) and I lived in Asia...
Why should I BOW to him? Heck, I at least served in the Military!
I think these folks have no idea what they sound like to normal people.
John Kerry was labeled arrogant and it killed his campaign.
Kerry was running against George W. Bush and Karl Rove. Obama is running against John McCain. A big difference.