The U.S. is no Libya

How Obama blew an opportunity to call out the world's crackpots

Barack Obama as an opening act for Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi at the UN? Even Mark Steyn, himself no fan of the American president, was confused by that one. And yet, Steyn fumes, despite being given an opportunity to contrast his vision of the world with those of “a terrorist pseudo-Bedouin running a one-man psycho-cult of a basket-case state,” Obama still wasn’t impressive. Steyn takes particularly umbrage to Obama’s lament that countries are “increasingly defined by our differences,” which, in Steyn’s opinion, is exactly the way things should be. “By declining to distinguish between the foreign minister of Slovenia and the foreign minister of, say, Sudan,” Steyn writes, “you normalize not merely the goofier ad libs of a [Ghadafi] but far darker pathologies.”

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