Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ruling Class

Liz Cheney has an interesting take on how the world works:

What the [Nobel Peace Prize] committee believes is, they’d like to live in a world in which America’s not dominant. And I think if you look at the language of the citation, you can see that they talk about President Obama ruling in a way that makes sense to the majority of the people of the world. Americans don’t elect a president to do that. We elect a president to defend our national interest. They may believe that President Obama also doesn’t believe in American dominance and they may have been trying to affirm that belief with the prize. I think, unfortunately, they may be right, and I think it’s a concern. [Emphasis added.]

The idea that a president “rules” in a certain way tells you a great deal about how things work in Cheney-land.