Obama: "A Great Power Does Not Show Strength By Dominating Other Countries" (Except Isreal & Honduras)
Obama told Russian students today that, “A great power does not show strength by dominating or demonizing other countries.”
Except of course if that country is Honduras or Israel— In that case it is OK to meddle and treat them like chess pieces.
While extending the hand of friendship on cutting nuclear weapons and dealing jointly with North Korea and Iran, Obama also addressed the hangovers from the Soviet Union by warning that empires should not treat other countries as chess pieces.
“In 2009, a great power does not show strength by dominating or demonizing other countries,” Obama said. “The days when empires could treat sovereign states as pieces on a chess board are over.“
When was the last time we’ve seen a leader contradict himself so often in the same speech?
It sounds like the Russian youth were not so impressed either. They applauded only at the end of the 31-minute speech.
UPDATE: Drudge points out another contradiction: