The President of the United States is a tough job, and it will take a toll on the heartiest of individuals. Unless you’ve actually been the president, it’s almost impossible to know what that toll will be. It looks like Obama is finding out right now.
Every administration has leaks, and Obama’s is no exception. That said, none of this can be officially substantiated, but none of it seems far out and conspiratorial.
The Gordon Brown snub is just one example. The Prime Minister of Britain ostensibly should have been given all the attention a major head of state deserves. Instead, he got no better than what a visiting Boy Scout troop might have received. A cheap Wal-Mart like video collection, and some gift shop plastic for the kids. No formal dinner, which is customary for a major head of state either. Obama’s State Department goons made it clear that Britain was no more important than any other country. Is that so? Britain is one of few countries (right or wrong) that stood with the U.S. during the Bush years. You don’t shit on countries that have your back in war time.
American contacts for a British newspaper have related information that put this incident into a more sensical, if not more disturbing context.
The American source said: “Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.
If this is true, then Obama is so overwhelmed that he can’t even deal with foreign policy. You know, the world didn’t stop when Obama was installed in January. Could it be that the now graying Obama has more on his plate than he can handle?
The specter of having the greatest empire the world has ever known collapse on his watch, his possible failure setting black Americans back 20 years, the nose-diving stock market causing him to question his policy, his citizenship questions coming to a head (which could even include eventual prison time), the payback that campaign supporters are now exacting from him all weigh on Barack Obama 24/7. Can he take it? And if he is indeed removed from office, what kind of mess will be left behind?