The United States is not helpless nor without great power. But that great power requires someone who knows how to wield it. It would not help if Barack Obama had as his top advisors all Republicans. It would not help if Robert Gibbs was not an advisor. It would not help if Barack Obama had all neocons as his top advisors. It would not help if Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich were Obama’s top advisors. It would not help if Henry Kissinger, Albright, Baker, Schultz, McNamara, Dulles were Obama advisors. It does not help that Hillary Clinton is supposed to be a top advisor. THE PROBLEM IS BARACK OBAMA.
None of this is to say that the United States nor the American President is solely to blame for the turmoil in the world generally and in Egypt particularly. There is opportunity in every crisis. But the opportunity has to have as the goal a better and stronger United States. Barack Obama however only looks for opportunity as a vehicle for personal celebrity and applause.
The United States is not the problem. The advisors are not the problem. The problem is Barack Obama. The problem is that the 3:00 a.m. calls continue to ring in the office of a man who is not qualified to respond or is either on vacation or at the golf course.
Now for the weekend movie. "Knight and Day." This stars Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. You may remember them playing around for the cameras while doing fight scenes.
I don't know why.
Cameron's not a secret agent. We were half-way through the movie before I found out that. I just kept waiting and thinking, "Man, she's keeping her cover a secret."
It's an okay movie. Cameron's great in it.
She's the reason to watch. Marc Blucas is also good as fireman Rodney.
I don't know. It was like watching Warren Beatty in a role.
I'm not saying he looked like Warren but he was acting as though he was trying to imitate Warren.
There's a scene where he's coming out of the ocean and someone should have told him to put on a shirt.
Other than that, he looked like Tom Cruise. He reached a lot more than usual for his performance and if it weren't such a Warren Beatty take on the role, I might have liked him better. (I like Warren Beatty. I just don't expect to catch Tom Cruise aping him.)
Cameron is good enough in the film to make you want to watch it more than once.