Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi.”
President Barry: “Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.”
Oh, really? It isn’t “obvious” to me that the cold-blooded murder (not the “loss”) of Daniel Pearl “captured the world’s imagination” because of concerns about a “free press.” What’s obvious about Pearl’s murder is the evil of Islamism and its jihadists.
But Barry’s way too sophisticated to merely grasp and give voice to the obvious.