The President’s latest gaffe ain’t.
I have managed with considerable success to garrote my zeal for this President. My enthusiasm for him never existed and no contraceptives were required to prevent its conception.
But my bill of complaints neither starts nor ends with a demand that he emote more for the press, that he lather lip-quivering couch therapy on a feelings-mad public, or that he give me some kind of sound-bite catharsis.
America is a nation of some 300 millions. Her armies and interests are vast. Many men have been murdered in her service, and so will many men more.
Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are their names. They died in their country’s cause, they died a man’s death, and they deserve to be mourned with a man’s sober dignity. Bawl not, America.
The President should be held to account for their deaths, not for understatement.