Obama thinks he is a world leader.
The occupier of the Oval meddles with personal freedoms, pushes socialism, and appears on The View, while Americans wish for someone who would act presidential. Now we discover that he believes he is the most powerful man in the world. Not D.C., not the United States, but the world.
In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening, Obama was asked why the US was contributing such a significant portion of the military coalition against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. Obama responded by arguing that other countries were not stepping up.
"When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don't call Beijing, they don't call Moscow. They call us. That's the deal," he quipped.
When CBS' Steve Kroft pressed Obama on the relatively small contributions from some of the US' coalition partners, Obama insisted such arrangements were expected.
"That's always the case. That's always the case. America leads. We are the indispensable nation," he said. "We have capacity no one else has. Our military is the best in the history of the world."He is delusional. And Steve Kroft hasn't ever asked a hard question of Obama, it probably isn't part of the deal the media has with this administration.
Our president lied on television (again), throwing the Director of National Intelligence under the bus:
Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.
But in an interview that aired Sunday evening, the president told 60 Minutes that the rise of the group now proclaiming itself a caliphate in territory between Syria and Iraq caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard. Obama specifically blamed James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence: “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” he said.The world laughs at us. I envision Putin sitting in his media room with a big bowl of popcorn, with shots of vodka lined up on the table, as he and his minions laugh and drink each time Obama declares himself a leader.
Quotes from here and here.