For those who have suggested or insisted that Barack Obama had no Foreign Policy (FP) … I beg to differ. From his first speech in Cairo, he knew exactly what he was doing. He not only sent a message orally but symbolically.
We must look back here, to look “forward“…
— His statements in his “A New Beginning” speech, to which he invited the Muslim Brotherhood, clearly castigated the West for promoting its values and not honoring the precepts of Muslims and Islam.
— His invitation of the Muslim Brotherhood was a serious red flag to many countries in the Middle East … especially the now fallen (or shoved out by Obama) Mubarak, who was a pro-American leader that honored Egypt’s agreements with Israel.
— His mea culpa tour (on our dollar), brought the disgrace of a genuflecting US President before despots and fiends near and far.
— And his silence during true revolutions (Iran’s Green Movement) and his vociferous support of faux uprisings (Arab Spring) have made it unequivocal that this man … although useful to our enemies … knows exactly what he’s doing.
Naiveté you may say? More like maniacal machinations…
This administration has dissed our allies since day one … here’s a partial list: Israel, India, Poland, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Columbia, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain and Brazil. And like his VP Joe the Gaffe-Meister: He’s also the gift that keeps on giving … tsuris.
This should be a no-brainer, but…
— Our allies are our allies for good reason. They agree with democracy (having a form of the same) and they strive for the same goals with similar values as their foundation.
— Our enemies are named so for good reason. They are often draconian despots who care little for life (except their own), liberty, or the pursuit of happiness (except their own). They rule from a foundation of values that are the antithesis of our own. They do not seek freedom nor peace … which simply makes for solid enemies.
Four more years of this meshugaas … and we won’t ever again have to worry about having to take on a conflict unilaterally … we’ll have no choice.
Shalom through strength…
Image: President Barack Obama leaves a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza); public domain