But Obama today finds himself being
compared - and not always by Republican enemies - with that most pitiful
of modern presidents, Jimmy Carter, the man who presided over the
humiliation of the Tehran Embassy hostage drama; remembered for the
symbolic photograph of himself falling on his face while out jogging.
this week’s image of Obama alongside Bob Bergdahl, father of the
newly-liberated Taliban hostage and one of the most obvious fruitcakes
ever to sport an Old Testament prophet’s beard, will end up on the same
page of history.
Whoever let the president get photographed in such company?
judgment of the Leader of the Free World looks terrible. He has 30
months left to serve in office, but unless some amazing lightning stroke
descends on him, Obama’s presidency seems set to end in failure.
because he is America’s first black chief executive, the man on whom
such huge hopes rested five years ago, this makes his plight today all
the more wretched."