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When not accusing physicians of performing unnecessary tonsillectomies for financial gain while offering no evidence to back up this claim, our President is accusing a Cambridge, Massachusetts police officer of acting “stupidly” while admitting he does not have access to, and thus has not fully apprised himself of, all the facts in the case . While opining on what “victory” would mean in Afghanistan, the President reached into his reservoir of historical acumen and offered this analysis: “I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur.” However, in the real world, it was Mamoru Shigemitsu (Japan’s foreign affairs minister) who signed the surrender, and he did it before General Richard Sutherland, not General MacArthur.

The President, apparently, has immediate awareness of an ideal realm of “events” that we mere mortals cannot appropriate by our cognitive powers that seem forever bound by what our pedestrian minds think is “reality.”

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