We’re just going to be totally up front about the fact that there’s no way B. Hussein could come out ahead, in our eyes, in his long-delayed decision to lower flags to half-staff for the victims of Muhammad Abdulazeez.
We were aghast at his original decision not to lower flags while offering up rationalizations like “that’s only for senior statesmen” or “we don’t want to have to decide whether or not to do it every time a service member is killed.” But since this dithering represented about the standard degree of assholery from this administration, we were willing to accept it and move on.
But now Obama has ordered the flags to be lowered. Not because it was the right and moral thing to do, but because too many angry members of the public called him out on it. In a rare instance of genuine transparency, it was clear that Obama simply wanted to bury the story as quickly as possible, along with any troubling questions about Islamic radicalism in our nation.
Hope n’ Change is glad that the victims are now being shown appropriate respect, but saddened that the tragedy of their deaths was compounded by the spectacle of a president who cared only about his own agenda.