In Italian, one of the most stinging insults is to be called an INCOMPETENTE. If one is an INCOMPETENTE, one is incapable of doing anything – not just at the moment, but always!
Incompetente is a noun, not an adjective. If you are an incompetente you are genetically, physically and mentally incapable of any performance in all areas. This may be an apt description of the President of the United States.
I am sure that this word is being used in Italy to describe the way in which Obama is facing the oil spill in the Gulf, the Economic Recession, the war in Afghanistan and the incredible and growing Federal Deficit.
Here is a slight blurb from Bloomberg, a non-Italian website:
Obama Pressed on Oil Leak as Democrats Ask “Who’s Running this Show”
By Kim Chipman and Edwin Chen
May 25 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama faces growing pressure from fellow Democrats who say he should take stronger action to stem the BP Plc oil spill that has been fouling the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month.
“It’s inexplicable,” Louisiana native James Carville, a Democratic consultant who moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said today in an interview. “Why do we still not know how much oil has been pumped out? Why did it take us over 30 days to get the pictures? Who’s running this show?”
Carville is a staunch Democrat who would fight to the end to save any Democrat. However, he lives I n Louisiana and his boots are covered with oil.
Syrian President Bashar Assad
Assad’s comments come as Obama set to meet with Lebanon PM to raise concerns about alleged Syria-Hezbollah Scud transfer.
By News Agencies
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that the United States has lost its influence in the Middle East due to its failure to contribute to regional peace, in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
U.S. President Barack Obama “raised hopes” in the region, said Assad, but has failed to accomplish any significant peace maneuvers.
Assad’s comments came just before Obama was to meet with Lebanon Prime Minister Sa’ad al-Hariri to raise Washington’s concerns about Syria arming Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
In Syria, Obama is losing face even though his middle name is Hussein and he was raised in a Muslim community.
Reuters – The United States posted an $82.69 billion deficit in April, nearly four times the $20.91 billion shortfall registered in April 2009 and the largest on record for that month, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.
“There are few issues on which there is more vigorous bipartisan agreement than fiscal responsibility,” Obama said, flanked by Erskine Bowles and former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., the two men he asked to lead efforts to reach a consensus plan for the deficit. “But in practice, this responsibility for the future is often overwhelmed by the politics of the moment.”
Obama explicitly told reporters in the White House’s Rose Garden that neither he nor commission members would say what deficit-closing options remain viable.
“We’re not playing that game. I’m not going to say what’s in. I’m not going to say what’s out. I want this commission to be free to do its work,” the president said.
Are these the words of a wise man?
There is nothing to say about Obama’s education since all records are kept secret. Once can only conclude that L’Incompetente is the result of a strange education.