Thursday, June 19, 2008
Winnie the Pooh, we need you!
An aide to Barack Obama is convinced that we can learn something about terrorism and national security from Winnie the Pooh. In fact, not only is this just an aide, but this is Richard Danzig who has been tapped to become Obama's National Security Adviser. He also served as Navy Secretary under Bill Clinton.
At a major foreign policy conference in Washington, Danzig said that the future of America's strategy in the war on terror could follow a lesson from Winnie the Pooh: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.
The military leaders of China, Russia and the world of Islamic radicalism must be out of breath with laughter at this point.
No folks, seriously. If things get too hard for America, we should simply give up and try something else. The man is actually using a children's book to strategize against something a serious and complex as Islamofascism.
Wait until some Obamabot discovers "The Rainbow Fish." Then we'll hear some suggestion about a redistribution of bling.
You want more? Here's another paragraph that he read to the Center for New American Security: "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming down stairs. But sometimes he thinks there really is another way if only he could stop bumping a minute and think about it."
Danzig says that the West can defeat individual terrorist groups and plots, but it will never be able to entirely remove the threat posed by nuclear proliferation or the prospect of bioterrorism.
Isn't that comforting? And this will be the guy whispering in Obama's ear about matters of national security.