On Thursday, October 1, 2015, in the wake of another mass shooting — or what I call domestic terrorism — this time in a sleepy town in Oregon, President Obama made a passionate statement to this nation. It is safe to say that if we can credit our 44th president for any legacy he leaves behind, it would be for his skills as an orator.
Alas, often the empty words stand in complete contradiction to U.S. actions and policies, cloaking the otherwise sensible oration in a shroud of hypocrisy.
Two days later, on October 3, 2015, we witnessed another tragedy in far away land, in which the United States military, of which Mr. Obama is Commander in Chief, caused civilian casualties. This time the unfortunate target was the Doctors Without Borders hospital in an embattled city of Kunduz, Afghanistan, where 12 staff members and ten patients — including three children — were killed. President Obama yet again issued a statement offering condolences to the victims in what he called “the tragic incident” in Kunduz.