Dec 19, 2014

Obama Finally Gets Something Right

Well, it has taken two Presidential elections, a turnover of several Congressional seats, and six years, but President Obama finally got something right.  Actually, he got two somethings right.  The President made his "End of the Year Speech" - perhaps a little early since we still have a couple of weeks, but I'm sure he has a vacation planned- to nation and world already used to his lies and demanding speeches.  However, this time he finally got something right.  This time he finally sounded....well, he finally sounded like an American President should sound.

The first thing Obama got right is that he waited until the FBI had pretty much concluded that North Korea hacked the Sony computer files before he announced that North Korea did it.  In the past this President has been quick to jump out with his opinion before the facts are known.  He usually does in response to police officers having to defend themselves or having to arrest someone associated with the President in some way or another.  However, this time he waited, allowed the FBI and other agencies to develop their theory and their case and then he came forward and said North Korea did it.  Good job Mr. President....now if you had been doing this for the past six years, maybe we wouldn't be in the mess we're in right now and maybe some of your Democrat buddies would have kept their seats in Congress... oh, well so we learn.

The second thing the President did was he said Sony should not have stopped the release of the controversial movie.  Link The President said, "We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States, because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they'll do when they see a documentary that they don't like, or news reports that they don't like -- or even worse, imagine if producers or distributors or others start engaging in self-censorship because they don't want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended,"  The President went on to say that Sony should not have withheld the release and that he wished they had spoken to him first.....well, in all fairness to Sony Mr. President, you don't have the best track record in responding to this sort of stuff.


So at the end of the speech the President left us wondering what sort of action will be taken against North Korea.  After all, we have never experienced a cyber war before....in fact, is there really a cyber war being waged?  If there is a cyber war, exactly how do we fight it?  Well, however we fight it, one thing is for sure....If this President will act - encourage Sony to release the film - heck, release it for free on the Internet and have the entire world view it, not just people paying at the movies! - and truly stand up to North Korea for their actions and do something, then he will have gained a small bit of respect from Democrats who have felt betrayed by him and some Republicans who have been trying to warn America for six years now.  Besides, if America is going to fight a cyber war, then President Obama already has all the key weapons he needs right here in the U.S.  Consider that Linux, Apple, and Microsoft pretty much run on the universal Unix that they helped develop and grow and North Korea may just find everything from their files being hacked and missing to their missiles and weapons being turned off from some remote IP address located in North America.