Does anyone remember the headlines when the junior Senator from Illinois with no experience won the Democratic presidential nomination for 2008? Remember how we were all told by the Obama adoring press that the Biden selection would bring years of foreign policy experience to the administration?
How’s that hope and change foreign policy working out for America? Let’s recap. The Muslim world hated us under a George Bush presidency. They hated us under Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and under Reagan. Ahhhh Reagan. They still hate us.
Does anyone remember Obama’s NASA guy? Charles Bolden, the NASA Administrator said, “He (Obama) wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering — science, math and engineering”
Despite all the reaching out to Muslims, the global apology tour, dissing our Jewish allies and more, the Obama foreign policy is a disaster. They hate us. They killed our Ambassador and burned our Embassy. Need any more evidence?
During the vice-presidential debates we watched a maniacal, Joker-like, Joe Biden rant and rave as only Joe Biden can do. This guy is the ace foreign policy expert? If so, beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life here.
During tonight’s debate on foreign policy, I’ll be anxious to hear about Obama’s new initiatives. Perhaps he can promise to shut down Guantanamo. Oops, he did that four years ago. Maybe he can talk about ways to get more Muslims to, “feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering.” Yes, we’re all excited about the Iranians having success in this area. I’m sure there will be a worldwide celebration when they prove that they’ve got the bomb.
Who knows? Maybe he will surprise all of us and launch a new initiative to reach out to other countries like Jimmy Carter did when he gave away the Panama Canal. Maybe Obama could give the Canadians Alaska, or the Cubans Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys.
I hope that Mitt Romney reminds the President tonight that Killing Bin Laden albeit a good thing, is not a foreign policy. He should take Obama to task and state that four dead Americans and the burning of our embassy is not a, Bump in the road.” It is the result of an absentee president and a clueless administration. If Obama retorts with being offended then Mitt should snap back, “Better to be offended than dead.”
Romney should outline a five point plan for foreign policy stating that America, under a Romney Presidency will:
- Apologize to no one, reinstitute national sovereignty and refuse to be dictated to by the U.N. by taking a “My safety first, your feelings second” approach
- Rebuild and strengthen the greatest military on the planet and be prepared to use it if necessary
- Refuse to negotiate or tolerate terrorists or terrorist states
- Be prepared and willing to defend any ally on the planet including Israel
- Secure our borders by directing the Joint Chiefs of Staff to make it a military priority
Waterboarding should be somewhere in there too.
When Joe Biden is the “go to” guy then we’re all in trouble and the proof is in the pudding, or rather the burning embassies and dead Americans. It’s time for some real change.