A great leader knows how to feel the pain of his people. He acknowledges their struggles, but offers hope.
As the Nazis set their sights on England, Winston Churchill famously told the House of Commons: "We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
President Obama has no such vision, as is made clear in Bob Woodward's new book, "Obama's Wars." Instead, he is a professor in chief, coolly regarding the nation's problems like a case study to be analyzed without urgency.
"We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger," Obama told Woodward.
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