Sean Hannity is convinced that Barack Obama is a soft, weak-willed appeaser. In the reality that he’s constructed in his mind, Republicans are the tough ones ready to use any means necessary to fight the bad guys. Democrats, on the other hand, are peaceniks who can’t stop apologizing for America greatness. Hannity is so wedded to this black-and-white, red-and-blue dichotomy that no amount of evidence will change his mind.
See the following interview, discussed by Cenk Uygur, where Hannity explains to Frank Lunz how weak Obama is and how he didn’t really want to kill Bin Laden:
Obama ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden, sent tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, launched an undeclared war in Libya, deployed troops to Africa, and continues to authorize drone strikes that have killed thousands from Pakistan to Yemen. Most American troops have left Iraq, but they left on the timetable set by George W. Bush, a timetable that Obama tried unsuccessfully to extend. The military budget continues to grow and American soldiers are deployed in about a thousand military installations worldwide.
If only Obama was as anti-empire as conservatives like Hannity think he is.