President Obama's address to the nation last night on Syria reflected a decided shift in America's vision of itself and its place in the world, talk-radio host Michael Savage told his listeners.
"We've gone from Teddy Roosevelt saying, 'Walk softly and carry a big stick,'" Savage said, "to Obama's, 'Talk loudly and carry a limp stick.'"
At the top of his show, with Obama's speech in progress, Savage told his "Savage Nation" audience he believed he was reacting "the same way many of you are reacting, listening to this man's absurdities and contradictions."
Picking up on some of Obama's talking points, Savage asked rhetorically, "Should we be the world's policeman?
"You know how I feel about it: I'm an anti-war conservative," Savage said.
"I believe we should go to war when our national interests are threatened."
He concluded that, given the many "contradictions" both within the president's speech and the evidence regarding Syria's chemical weapons attacks, it was impossible to know "what we the people are supposed to believe."
Savage's show is heard nationwide Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time via Cumulus Media Networks.