During a joint White House press conference, President Obama referred to new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as his predecessor, Hamid Karzai.
Given that we still have nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, you would think Obama might want to remember the name of the country’s elected President.
Or let me put it another way. How would Obama have reacted if a world leader called him President Bush?
Barack Obama is still presented as a man too smart for this country. Yet this hasn’t stopped him from claiming he visited 57 states with one to go, refering to corpsman as “corpsemen”, referring to The Malvinas as The Maldives and declaring he was on Asian soil when he was speaking in Hawaii.
Now sooner or later one of the GOP presidential aspirants will probably make a goof up. If and when that comes to pass that candidate will be presented as the biggest buffoon in the western hemisphere and will never hear the end of it.
But when Obama makes these mistakes you can hear but a pin drop.