A pattern perhaps…
Most of us when annoyed by a pesky fly simply shoo it off. But not Barack Obama.
During the interview with correspondent John Harwood in the East Room of the White House on June 16, 2009,¹ here’s what happened:
Obama says to the fly: “Get out of here,”
The pest persisted & “Obama stopped the interview to track and kill the fly.”
[One might call this full & total pre-meditation rather than the passion of the moment.] Then when ‘the moment was right’ with a lightning-fast, Mr. Miyagi-worthy swipe Obama kills the pesky house fly.
Obama, who rarely shows any emotion, grinned from ear to ear.
“Now, where were we?” the president said without missing a beat.
Pleased with himself, he added, “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.”
Fast forward to May 1, 2011
Osama bin-laden has been a pesky presence for over 10 years.
Given an opportunity to remove him, when ‘the moment was right’
Obama hesitated briefly & then gave to order to ‘kill’ Osama.
He was delighted with himself, and our seals under his command, and told the whole world about it. Later in the week, he even went to ground zero to re-enforce the message.
Does anyone else see a ‘pattern’ here?
There seems to be a different value system at work here. President George Bush simply wanted to remove the presence of Bin-Laden and said “Dead or Alive’ I don’t care which. But Obama’s executive order was specific – ‘Kill’.
¹ Original Video: (51 seconds)