President Bush was accused of the same thing when Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were never uncovered. His political opponents were more than happy to drone on that he apparently misinformed one and all on the subject.
They overlooked that they, a majority of our nationally-elected leadership, believed the same and backed Bush’s position with supportive, affirming votes. Some of his most vocal critics were co-conspirators and accessories before, during and after the fact.
They tend to unmention that the WMD’s that Saddam Hussein did not have and were not found, were used on his own people.
President Obama’s predisposition is to promise the moon but fail to deliver even a partially-eaten Moon Pie.
It’s not the inaccuracy of the presidential promises so much as the sheer volume. The nation received almost two years of pre-election promises and scarcely 1 out of 10 saw the light of reality.
It turns out in the real world “change you can believe in” is actually “change you just can’t belie.” This up-and-coming Midwestern messiah continues to be long on promises but woefully short on results post-election — another run-of‑the-mill politician who is willing to say or promise whatever it takes to gain national office.
But the media never gets to any of these inconvenient truths but finds plenty of opportunity to trumpet the failures, inconsistencies and foibles of any voice not grounded in politically-correct dogma. The crux of the matter is truth, or if it is truly non-existent, then facts, data or minute tidbits of accuracy, have a timeless aspect to them. The pulse of time does not weigh heavily on them.
Galileo’s postulation about the Earth revolving around the Sun has withstood the passage of about 500 years. Also Sir Isaac Newton’s scientific break-through about gravity withstood time’s test. Time’s constant tread has been much kinder to President Reagan’s political actions and views than those of his opponents.
Only history and time will validate and vindicate the contrasting views of Clay Bennett and Fox News.
JOHN MARTINDALE, Sugar Valley