Sunday, March 6, 2011

"A Few Words"

Offered by our fearless leader, as recounted by Mark Steyn:

"The passivity of these remarks is very telling. Men and women 'in uniform' (which it's not clear these airmen were even wearing) understand they may be called upon to make 'extraordinary sacrifices' in battle. They do not expect to be 'lost' on the shuttle bus at the hands of a civilian employee at a passenger air terminal in an allied nation. But then I don't suppose their comrades expected to be 'lost' at the hands of an army major at Fort Hood, to cite the last 'tragic event' that 'took place' – which seems to be the president's preferred euphemism for a guy opening fire while screaming 'Allahu akbar!' But relax, this fellow in Frankfurt was most likely a 'lone wolf' (as Senator Chuck Schumer described the Times Square Bomber) or an 'isolated extremist' (as the president described the Christmas Day Pantybomber). There are so many of these 'lone wolves' and 'isolated extremists' you may occasionally wonder whether they've all gotten together and joined Local 473 of the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves and Isolated Extremists, but don't worry about it: As any Homeland Security official can tell you, 'Allahu akbar' is Arabic for 'Nothing to see here.' "