Friday, June 23, 2017

Time for a Good Laugh

In the Washington Post's story about the alleged Russian interference with the US election process, there's this rich passage:
On Dec. 9, Obama ordered a comprehensive review by U.S. intelligence agencies of Russian interference in U.S. elections going back to 2008, with a plan to make some of the findings public.

A week later, in one of Obama’s final news briefings, he expressed irritation that such a consequential election “came to be dominated by a bunch of these leaks.” He scolded news organizations for an “obsession” with titillating material about the Democrats that had dominated coverage.

Then he unloaded on Moscow. “The Russians can’t change us or significantly weaken us,” he said. “They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn’t produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms.”

The three most valuable things on the planet at present.

And what are we producing that anybody wants to buy?  Only one of those things: arms.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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