America … Really … What everyone???
This morning as I read the news I saw a story about President Barack Obama asking congress to vote to authorize the war against the self-described Islamic State Nothing wrong there but then I read,
“For over a year, I have ordered our military to take thousands of air strikes against ISIL targets. I think it’s time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united, and committed, to this fight”
Can you spot what's wrong with that statement? Unless you live in South America you could be forgiven for not realising the error that the President of the USA made. He has made the assumption that only people from the USA are American!
Just who is he speaking for when he said “The American people are united, and committed, to this fight” America is in fact a continent comprising of 55 country's or dependant territory's! All together they make the American people.
Personally I think every American country should contact the president to tell him to speak for himself, perhaps if he was told 54 times that the USA is not America every time he made that mistake it might start to sink in … slowly.
Having said the above, citizens of the United States of America are Americans because they live on the American Continent, but when their leader says he speaks for Americans it just makes him sound dumb/stupid and by extension the people of the United States of America.
For an educated man and the leader of a country I would have hoped for better in a public statement.