By V. Saxena September 24, 2014
President Barack Obama does not believe in American exceptionalism, or at least not in the way the rest of us do. As political commentator Dinesh D’Souza has repeatedly said, President Obama “believes America’s exceptionally bad,” and that we cause more harm to the world than good.
I brought this up because it turns out that President Obama just used his platform at the U.N. to slam the United States for its failures. Forget about the humans rights abuses committed by nations like Nigeria, Yemen, Myanmar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea and elsewhere.
You know what, though? As someone who dishes fair and equitable criticism against the president on a daily basis, I am willing to give him a pass. Why? Because no person and no nation is absolutely perfect, and admitting such entails humility – something I perceive to be a positive.
With that said, instead of using his speech to talk about how we treat our veterans, how his administration spies on Americans and how Americans themselves continue to kill one another nonstop in Chicago, President Obama used his time to talk about the Mike Brown incident, which for the record is still being investigated.