The news this morning made for dramatic, hysterical, headlines but we thought it was a joke. We thought some idiot in the AP breaking news desk accidentally hit the wrong “publish” button thereby old 2008 news was regurgitated as new news:
An apparently mentally disturbed man Friday evening jumped the fence of the White House, scurried across the North Lawn, raced up the steps the North Portico, and barged through the unlocked door of the executive mansion.
Pardon us but at first we thought this was a 2008 story about Barack Obama’s occupation of the White House. For one brief, glorious moment the last several years of misery and horror evaporated as a bad nightmare. For some seconds we praised security forces for keeping that Boob Barack at bay.
The news story unfortunately was not about brave security forces keeping the nation safe from the lunatic Boob. The story was not about Barack Obama. Sad. The story was about some mentally disturbed man other than Barack Obama.
By way of excuse for our silly thoughts about this story as old news we must state that we simply do not understand why anyone would attempt to go to the White House. Why?
Surely this home invasion was not about a visit with Barack Obama. No one is that stupid. Everyone, even lunatics, know that that last place to find Barack Obama is at the White House. Unless there is a tax-payer paid event for “celebrities” and other moochers Barack Obama is not to be found at work.
Sure enough it was soon confirmed that Barack Obama was not at the White House but on another mini-vacation from his many other vacations as he prepares for future vacations and future retirement.
So why did Omar J. Gonzales, that’s the name of the man, jump the White House fence? Why? Well, not to be too politically incorrect but we came up with a bevy of reasons.
Potential Reason #1: Omar J. Gonzales is an advocate/activist for illegal immigration amnesty. Perhaps Gonzales wished to demonstrate that no fence can block the righteous cause of people breaking laws and doing as they wish and going where they wish.
Potential Reason #2: Omar J. Gonzales is against illegal immigration amnesty and wanted to demonstrate that fences on the border can help catch those whose very first act on American soil violates American law. As Charles Krauthammer once observed ‘If Fences Don’t Work, Why Is There One Around the White House?’
Potential Reason #3: Forget Gonzales and take a look at that first name. OMAR? Geez, maybe this was an ISIS terrorist wanting to shake Barack Obama’s hands or leave a present for the vacationer-in-chief. ISIS and the world-wide terrorist movement[s] have so much to be grateful for Obama’s ISIS Tap Dance it just might be worth their while to say ‘howdy-do and thankie you’ to Barack.
Potential Reason #4: Maybe there is more to “OMAR” than is apparent at first glance. Maybe Omar is a disguise. Maybe Omar is an American official or an American ex-official’s desperate last minute attempt to leave a massage to Barack about the damage he is causing. Maybe Omar is Leon Panetta?????
Maybe Omar is Bob Gates or one of this nation’s military leaders desperate to talk some sense into Obama:
Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS?
The president promised no combat troops to fight ISIS, but his top general says he may recommend them. Why Obama and his commanders are not on the same page for the new war.
In his major address explaining America’s new war against ISIS, President Obama pledged that there would be no U.S. combat troops. On Tuesday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he may recommend ground forces in the future.
The White House is seeking to gloss over the rift between the president and his top general, but it is clear that just below the waterline Obama is not on the same page as the commanders who will be leading the new fight. U.S. military officials and members of Congress have complained privately for weeks that Obama appears unwilling to commit the resources necessary to achieve his aim of defeating ISIS.
Hey, just who the blazes is this Omar??? Could Omar be “Gen. Lloyd Austin, the general in charge of the military command that includes Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan”? Is Omar John Allen, the guy chosen by Obama that is supposed to run this latest war?
Allen came out for destroying ISIS long before Obama. On June 12, following the president’s decision to send some military advisers to Iraq after ISIS took over the country’s second-largest city, Allen praised Obama’s decision to engage the ISIS threat in Iraq to Defense One, but he also said, “I vote for sooner and we must strike them with a hard blow.” At the time, Obama ruled out airstrikes and instead sent military advisers to assess the state of Iraq’s military.
In an August 20 op-ed for the same publication, Allen wrote that ISIS “must be destroyed and we must move quickly to pressure its entire ‘nervous system,’ break it up, and destroy its pieces.”
Ray Kimball, an Army strategist who worked on Allen’s staff in Afghanistan and stressed he was speaking only for himself, said, “You could certainly read his op-ed as being more expansive than what the president has authorized, but the fact that he has signed on to do this job I think speaks to what he believes can be done within the parameters of the current policy.”
But others who have worked with Allen said they thought Obama’s vision for the war did not meet the objectives Allen laid out in his op-ed.
According to reports from Capitol Hill “Several senators emerged from Tuesday’s hearing confused about Obama’s war strategy.” Many see the rift between the sometimes occupant of the White House and American military leadership. Maybe some prankster in the Pentagon came up with the idea of sending Omar the messenger on a weekend to seek out and explore Obama’s strange new world and boldly go where none of them has gone before.
Confusion? Confused? Yup that about sums it up. Obama ran against nation building but now appears only willing to fight ISIS if Iraq agrees to Obama’s notions of nation building. Obama ran against Hillary’s vote for the AUMF but now Obama insists that the AUMF is what gives his actions legal legitimacy.
Obama ran against what he vilified as war mongers but now Obama is a war monger. Or is Obama just pretending to be a war monger? Or is Obama just a boob sinking into a madness that will soon engulf us all?
Maybe Omar is the Obama of 2008 out to confront the Obama of today?