Monday, August 26, 2013

Wait, What?!? Obama's Foreign Policy

Has anybody been keeping an eye on the foreign policy moves of our Fearless Leader, the Citizen of the World, lately? I have, and I can't figure out whether he's making those moves on purpose, whether he just has no clue what he's doing, or a little of both.

His foreign policy seems to run from incoherent to incompetent and back again. If there's a method to his madness, I can't seem to find it.
I think it worth noting to you Islamophobes that Dear Leader's worldview is informed by his more enlightened Islamophilic views. Of course, considering he grew up a Muslim, or at least represented himself as such for a time, those views probably aren't all that much of a surprise.

Anyone else remember his Cairo speech, where he utterly invented history "facts" to make it look like the Muslim world had offered us anything more than Death and Taxes? The one that was going to spark the flames of Democracy in the Middle East? Yeah, that didn't work out too well, did it?

First we got the uprising in Iran, you know: the one that actually had a pretty good chance of creating a stable democracy? With all the people in the streets of Tehran holding signs calling for Obama and America to help them, please? Yeah, that one he ignored.

Then, the so-called Arab Spring, where protests broke all over the Middle East, from Morocco to Kuwait. These were the result of the poor and oppressed rising up against dictatorial rulers. Interestingly, there were protests and uprisings in better than a dozen countries, but the only ones Obama seemed interested in providing Leadership From Behind™ in were the ones with rulers that were least hostile to the U.S. In Egypt, Mubarak, whatever his faults as Egyptian "president," was at least a U.S. ally. And in Libya, where Barry had a few missiles lobbed, Kha-Daffy was more or less quiet since W. showed the world he wasn't afraid to squash a few dictatorial bugs. But no,: these guys had to go, and the had to go IMMEDIATELY.

And so, when Mubarak was removed, the only group organized enough to field viable candidates were Barry's beloved Islamofascists in the Muslim Brotherhood, which resulted in what they want to call a coup just in the past month or so by the the Egyptian military, which of course, our Moron-in-Chief has soundly condemned, since, obviously, it took out a government that got elected the same way he did: By lying about their aims and goals. This "coup" is probably the best thing that's happened in the region since Odumbo took office. It might not result in a stable democracy, but the result will probably be a whole lot better than what the Brotherhood wanted to do to the country, which was institute Shariah, among other things.

In Libya, well, you know how that went: An ambassador and three other Americans dead, while BO slept, or played golf, or whatever he did, which we don't know because he ain't telling. Benghazi Barry just blamed it all on a video, as did the rest of his "transparent" administration, as a means of transparently trying to cover their incompetent posteriors. And don't forget: There's still a guy in jail for that video.

Then we've got Syria, which is the Mother of all Clusterbombs. This is a fun one: Russia appears to support Syrian dictator Assad, as well as the mullahs in Iran, who are the patrons of Hezbollah in Lebanon, which is one of the groups fighting Assad. Meanwhile, Turkey is caught with the NATO obligations, but doesn't want to fight  fellow Muslims, especially since Erdogan the leader is an Islamist. And they still all hate the Jews in Israel, who all the others blame for the whole mess, despite having nothing to do with it.

Into this saunters our Idiot with his "Chemical Weapons Red Line," which has been erased and redrawn so many times no one remembers where it was to begin with. He tried to look tough, like he was Doing Something, while not actually wanting to do ANYTHING, and Assad called his bluff and now he looks impotent and weak.

Add to that the fact that now that France has decided that Something Needs to Be Done, and of course President Idiot jumps and sends Naval forces in. So now it looks like the U.S. military is taking orders from the President of France. Know what? If the French really think something ought to be done, let them send in their military to do it. Of course, France hasn't had a military of any use since the end of the "First" World War. (There was really only one World War: The allies just gave Germany 20 years to rearm, regroup and get really angry.)

Notice how Teh Won's Middle East strategy tends to favor Islamofascists at the expense of people who might actually move the region forward? Yeah, me too.

Meanwhile, Putin is in Russia metaphorically kicking Barry-O in the junk again and again, and Barry just smiles and says "Thank you Sir, may I have another!" Putin did the U.S. a giant favor with his banning of "homosexual acts in public" for the 2014 Winter Olympics. It gives Omoron the chance to look "tough" by refusing to meet with Putin one-on-one, while pandering to the gay base of the democRat party (like he can't seem to bring himself to do with the truly gay-repressive societies in the Middle East), while giving the rest of the nation a respite from the prospect of the Idiot promising more unilateral disarmament to make Putin happy.

The last time a president was viewed as such a weakling by the Russians, Khrushchev tried to put missiles in Cuba.

And I don't think our guy now has anywhere near the cojones that Kennedy did.

Let's not forget, as well, that he's managed to annoy, irritate and offend pretty much every ally we have, while bowing and scraping to those who would do us harm.

The most positive part of his entire 50-some months as president was his hundred million dollar trip to Africa, where he accomplished absolutely nothing and wasted a whole lot of taxpayer dollars, but at least he wasn't HERE, messing things up.

So, I think the best we can hope for over the next three and a half years is that he takes a lot of trips to other countries, makes a lot of meaningless speeches, and basically leaves US alone.

I'm hoping that his foreign policy is the result of him being an idiot, because the alternative is that it's intentional, and that would move him from being ridiculously stupid and incompetent to being diabolically evil. 

He was almost right about one thing, though: He may not have made our enemies love US, but they surely love HIM, as every move he makes causes us to look weak and foolish.


  1. “We have been very clear [sic] to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would [“uh”] change my calculus. That would change my equation.”
    - Obama

    "Sometimes what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff, that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations,"

    - Obama

    Mr. Articulate has been "very clear" about "jumping into stuff" and changing his equations when "a whole bunch" of chemical weapons start moving around. So I feel safer.

    1. Mr. Articulate always has something to say. It's DOING that gives him trouble.

      If he doesn't like "jumping into stuff," Maybe he ought to think a little about what he's going to say and what the consequences of him saying it will be. BEFORE he opens his yap.