Pat Austin has written a great post on Obama's weak knowledge of history, and generously offers a constructive solution. It's sad that Obama has apparently lacked the intellectual curiosity and appetite for historical knowledge that would have driven him to educate himself and would have better prepared him for the challenges he now faces as the leader of the free world.
Add the following to Pat's pile of evidence of our president's ignorance. This is from a January column by Charles Krauthammer, who has about a zillion times the smarts and education of Obama:
[Obama insists] on the need to "restore" the "same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."Mr. Krauthammer gives several more examples. Truly, Obama doesn't know much about history, even of events that happened during his lifetime. But he's still propped up by the msm as an uber-educated super-genius.
Astonishing. In these most recent 20 years -- the alleged winter of our disrespect of the Islamic world -- America did not just respect Muslims, it bled for them. It engaged in five military campaigns, every one of which involved -- and resulted in -- the liberation of a Muslim people: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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