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The Sleeping Laughingstock

Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave?

Actually, no. Instead, the black flag of al-Qaeda flies over the U.S. embassy in Tunis.

But don’t worry, when your president’s so cool he’s doing gigs in Vegas, what happens in Tunis stays in Tunis.

As a Canadian, I’m interested to see that America has belatedly adopted the divided responsibilities of the Westminster system. Proceeding from the Pimp with the Limp show to Letterman to Beyoncé and back again, Barack Obama makes a perfectly adequate (if somewhat cheesy and downmarket) ceremonial queen.

But who’s he appointed as prime minister to do the tedious business of running the government (and attending those boring national-security meetings)?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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