Poser Moralism

Michael Graham from NRO agrees with me on the flaws of the Obama doctrine:

Michael Graham is right. If it’s “the right thing to do” to save Darfur, why is it suddenly the wrong thing to do if the Russian guy declines to stick his hand up at the Security Council?

This is poseur moralism, the kind of limp-wristed passivity that finds Obama referring earlier to “the tragedy of 9/11”. A tsunami is a tragedy, a terrorist attack that kills thousands of people is an act of war – and a president ought to understand the difference.

The sign of a real leader, and true morality, is one who will do the right thing even when its not politically popular. Playing politics when people are in danger is what gets people killed.

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