How do you say "Hubris"?

Let’s compare now boys and girls.

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam Hussein:
The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq .
The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator’s footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by
a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate ‘them.

Barack Hussein Obama speech, Sunday, May 1, 2011:
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the
killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as I continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by my intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that I had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Hubris ( /’hjuːbr?s/), extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
~Steve~                                               H/T  Q.V. Jean

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8 years ago


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8 years ago

Nothing is more revealing than counting the personal pronouns. When the text of his speech tomorrow night comes out, we should do it again.

Clifton Lee West
8 years ago

When I learned how tall Barack Obama is, I wondered to myself, how they managed to stack s— that high? The more we are innundated with articles, Liberal/Progressive lies, his lies, his inability to make any decisions that will remotely resemble the actions of a real President and his total disregard for the plight of many Americans, the shorter he gets. The people Barack Obama cares about: HIMSELF, the Blacks, the Unions, the Homosexuals, the Muslims, the Liberals/Progressives, HIS main stream media, his trumpet blowers and anyone who pitches in big bucks so that he can keep being re-elected. I… Read more »

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8 years ago

Clifton, I stand in awe! Count me in with the coffee and donuts!

Alice Wolf
8 years ago

The 25th Amendment Section 4 allows for a Cabinet Member to relieve a sitting President of his duties if he has a narcissus complex. This is a known mental disorder. Does anyone know one of the Cabinet members, and if so, could they refresh their memory of the Constitutional clause whtat would mean that we could have a sane person running the Presidency so that we can survive as a species. The existence of mankind is on the line, and it’s worth getting in touch with one of the Cabinet members and asking them to do the right thing.

8 years ago

Not that I’m a fan of Obama – because I’m not – however with this particular article I have to chime in…. I understand a majority of people who write articles like this aren’t looking at the entire picture of why Obama said what he did, in the way that he said it……We (our armed forces) did not have permission from the Pakistan government to go onto their territory to capture Bin Laden; in an effort to soften the government against our troops and to all efforts to keep them as alies, the only thing he could do is take… Read more »

8 years ago
Reply to  Just-a-thought

I’m only referring to that particular speech is all….. in the end, because of the way he took credit, it eliminated retaliation against our troops or americans by Pakistani government or rebels; saved lives basically. I don’t argue that though that Obama can appear to be a narcissist…..but then I feel that way about most politicians LOL