President Barack Obama is nothing if not predictable. Following the recent terror attacks in Brussels, he did what almost any president would do – he took in a baseball game with his new BFF, Cuban dictator Raul Castro, at Havana’s Che Stadium. Okay, it’s not really called Che Stadium, but the rest is true. (Proper attribution must be given to Eric Idle for the Che Stadium reference. See: Rutles, The)
Many have criticized Obama for attending a baseball game in Cuba shortly after the terrorism in Brussels. Naturally, Obama disagreed as there were no basketball games scheduled that day in the Cuban League, so what choice did he have? Further, he said that “The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives.” Naturally, that meant that he continue to follow his administration’s policy toward Islamic terrorism – pretend it doesn’t exist. To do otherwise means the terrorists win.
Plus, it should be noted, when he did the wave at the game it was a very stern wave, sending a message to terrorists around the globe that they cannot deter orchestrated and choreographed phony enthusiasm at sporting events.
Still, Obama didn’t let world events ruin his trip to Cuba, where the country looks like the former East Germany, but with palm trees.. Plus, he seems to be in complete agreement with his ideological kindred spirit, Raul Castro and his assessment of America. I’m old enough to remember when the president of the United States was actually on our side.
The extremely envious Bernie Sanders said, “Hey, I want to go to Cuba too! I’ve got a Che Guevara tie clip and matching cuff links.” Should he somehow become president, Sanders will consider moving the White House to Havana.
Shortly after Obama left Cuba the Rolling Stones showed up in Havana for a concert. Cubans were thrilled to see a band even older than their cars. Both Raul and Fidel Castro were particularly pleased when the Stones played their favorite song, Under My Thumb, given that is where they have kept the Cuban people for over 50 years.
As we know, Europe continues to have a serious problem with Syrian refugees flooding into their countries. German officials have even admitted recently that ISIS is sending individuals posing as Syrian refugees. The Obama administration continues to push for accepting more Syrian refugees into the United States. It’s worth noting that Cuba has no Syrian refugee problem. The Cuban government provides enough terror for its citizens on its own, it doesn’t need to import it.
Obama also sent a firm message while in Buenos Aires by stating, “But we defeat them (ISIS) in part by saying you are not strong, you are weak.” You know, like a JV team. Following that statement, intelligence officials picked up increased chatter from suspected terrorist cells. It was mostly giggling.
While in Argentina, as Brussels was reeling from the terror attack, Obama took time out to Tango. Obviously, to merely do the Cha Cha Cha would mean the terrorists win.
Obama stated that defeating ISIS is his top priority, except for climate change, his NCAA brackets, getting a great deal on Cuban cigars (Castro sold him a couple of boxes at 10% above cost), being divisive while accusing Republicans of being divisive, improving his putting, beating up on the Little Sisters of the Poor in court, alienating our allies and cuddling up to our enemies. Oh, and giving Iran lots and lots of money so they don’t (wink, wink) develop a nuclear bomb.
Comforting, isn’t it? I haven’t felt this safe since Jimmy Carter was keeping the world safe from killer rabbits.