Click on the above photo, taken in May, 2008, in Bozeman, MT, to view it in full size. Pay special attention to Obama's book of choice in the inset. The name of the book is "The Post-American World," by Fareed Zakaria, who also happens to be the editor for Newsweek International (of the fatal Koran Flushing Non-Incident Incident fame).
And what, pray tell, is the subject matter of the "Post American World?" In part,
Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the "rise of the rest"—the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil,...Is Obama's choice of reading material in the picture any coincidence, given that Barack Obama is the only president in my lifetime who has never spoken of America's greatness, nor advanced the ideal of American exceptionalism? Is the choice any coincidence, given that Barack Hussein Obama chose for two decades to attend a church whose pastor regularly engaged in anti-American rants?
Is his reading material of choice truly a mere happenstance, given that in his lifetime Obama chose to associate himself with terrorists who loved their country so much they decided it was best to literally blow up its institutions with impunity?
Most important of all, is our President's choice of reading material in the photo really any coincidence, in light of Barack Obama's perpetual apology tours, a domestic spending agenda and a "climate change" agenda that will surely bankrupt us for generations to come, not to mention the recently proposed windfall transfer of wealth to third world tinhorn dictatorships? For that matter, Obama's feckless, half-hearted attempts to de-nuclearize Tehran speaks volumes, especially given his declaration in his much vaunted Cairo speech that "...No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons."
In summary, one could certainly argue that the President's agenda, nay, his very upbringing, breadth of experience and associations have rendered him a tailor-made instrument that would bring Zakaria's vision of a "Post American World" into reality. As a matter of fact, given his choice of reading material, it's not that much of a stretch to infer that it is Obama's very intention that Zakaria's vision of a neutered, feckless America, no longer a leader on the world stage, is nothing less than a foregone conclusion.