Conrad, Mark and Barry

BlackI’m quite fond of Conrad Black, also known as Baron Black and jailbird Black. He did some time for alleged fraud, a charge many think was trumped up.

I prefer to see it that way.

Black writes great commentaries. Here’s one about the United States, the Syrian mess and the blunderer named Obama. It was published in the National Post, a Canadian newspaper. A snippet:

What is more worrisome than the fact that the United States has an inadequate president, is that the public still accords the incumbent a significant degree of support. If the American people, who have responded to intelligent leadership so often within living memory, has become so morally obtuse that it buys into this flimflam, the problem is more profound than I imagined.

SteynBlack was born in Canada, as was another astute commentator, Mark Steyn. Not counting some Canadians who pass by The Unseen Moon, Black and Steyn are my favorite Canucks.

Steyn’s take on Barry and his Syrian mess also merits attention. This link was in a comment on an earlier post, but it should be on the front page. Here’s a snippet about America’s massive military superiority that can bomb but not convince:

But the object of war … is not to destroy the enemy’s tanks … but his will. And on that front America loses, always. The “unmatched” superpower cannot impose its will on Kabul kleptocrats, Pashtun goatherds, Egyptian generals, or Benghazi militia.

Three years and four months more to go with Barry the Bumbler, a president who’s just George W. Bush in black-face in many respects.

Joke’s on you, Democrats! Still loving regime change. Still got Guantanamo. Still running up the national debt. Economy still limping, etc.

Dubya, though defective, was a far superior president.

Like the United States should have done with the civil war in Vietnam, it should steer clear of the civil war in Syria.