War Is Not A Game To Barack Obama

Defending his preference for peace in an in-depth interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, US president Obama updates the tried-and-true "war is not a game".

Eventually we'll have a president that's played a first-person shooter. It's pretty much inevitable. Perhaps one day a president will sit down with a reporter and talk about how much the current conflict reminds him of this one time he was playing Call of Duty.

Obama to Iran and Israel: 'As President of the United States, I Don't Bluff' [The Atlantic]


    I sincerely hope not, Mike. CoD has no semblance or consequence to real warfare. Clearly you've never had anything to do with the military, or you wouldn't trivialise the suffering warfare causes so flippantly.

    I know you're just trying to be funny, and I should really lighten up, but I just find this so incredibly insensitive and offensive, I can't help it. :( Please think twice before saying something so stupid and juvenile.

    Not news. Not funny or interesting in the context of videogames either.

    I hope not. I would love a gaming President but if they said something like that they would totally lose any respect.

    If we were to take his words out of context and too literally - we might as well look at how he used the words "serious business".


    It's not a game, but it's business - generating a source of income.

    We might as well...

    I'd be much more worried if the president of the united states was playing video games and not doing his job let alone playing a terrible and cartoonish game like Call Of Duty and saying that it's actually accurate or representative of frontline combat. It's shitty articles like this that make video game players look like naive 12 year olds that think COD is a super realistic war simulator.

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