Thursday, May 19, 2011

How does this not have political intrigue written all over it? Someone get on this!

As I've probably mentioned before the political thriller is not my genre, although I'm beginning to think maybe it should be given the wealth of material that has been and will no doubt continue to be generated by the current administration.

Seriously, who would have ever guessed that with the sad tenth anniversary of 9/11 only a few months away anyone would have the gall to make this statement to the American people, much less our own President? (bold mine)
"As Americans have been seared by hostage taking, violent rhetoric, and terrorist attacks that have killed thousands of our citizens - a failure to change our approach threatens a deepening spiral of division between the United States and Muslim communities"
You know what causes deepening spirals of divisions?  Well for starters, there's hostage taking, violent rhetoric and terrorist attacks.  Maybe we aren't the ones guilty of "a failure to change our approach", Mr. President. 

For possibly the millionth time since November 2008 I find myself reading an Obama quote and wondering exactly whose side he's on.  If this guy was a legitimate plant by the enemies of the state he would have a better cover.  I find myself wondering how he sees the world around him.  That alone would be a ton of work in terms of character development (and by "character development" I mean the creating a fictional character kind, not the real life "personal integrity" kind).

Honestly, political thriller novelists, you're slacking, really you are.  Nevermind, I'll do it. *dashes off to jot down notes*

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