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A Cold-Blooded Foreign Policy
| FOUAD AJAMI
Posted on 12/30/2009 9:34:49 PM PST by Nachum
No despot fears the president, and no demonstrator in Tehran expects him to ride to the rescue.
With year one drawing to a close, the truth of the Obama presidency is laid bare: retrenchment abroad, and redistribution and the intrusive regulatory state at home. This is the genuine calling of Barack Obama, and of the "progressives" holding him to account. The false dichotomy has taken holdeither we care for our own, or we go abroad in search of monsters to destroy or of broken nations to build. The decision to withdraw missile defense for Poland and the Czech Republic was of a piece with that retreat in American power.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ajami; bho44; bhoforeignpolicy; coldblooded; foreign; policy
posted on 12/30/2009 9:34:53 PM PST
Good article but I think that “soft-headed” better describes the Obamanation team than “cold-blooded”
posted on 12/30/2009 10:15:25 PM PST
(Do we really send captured TERRORISTS off to Saudi-land and Yemen so they can be "REHABILITATED"?)
was of a piece with that retreat in American power.
That will only last as long as the evildoers are in power...2010 is a comin'
posted on 12/30/2009 10:17:42 PM PST
(A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
But to go by the utterances of the Obama administration and its devotees, one would have thought that our enemies were Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, not the preachers and masterminds of terror.
Don't expect this to change. 0's foreign policy continues to be one of "reaching out" and "engaging" Muslim despots.
posted on 12/31/2009 9:34:14 AM PST
Outstanding editorial. Read every word in the newsprint edition yesterday.
posted on 01/01/2010 7:03:42 PM PST
("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
To: Nachum; Enchante
the truth of the Obama presidency is laid bare: retrenchment abroad, and redistribution and the intrusive regulatory state at home.
That's the truth!
As for soft-headed, I think he's hiding behind his own stupidity. He knows perfectly well what he wants to do, but he dissimulates so that we'll think he's merely dumb rather than evil. Actually, I think he's both. But maybe if we're lucky, he'll prove to be so dumb that he won't be able to carry out the evil part.
posted on 01/01/2010 7:21:34 PM PST
retrenchment abroad, and redistribution and the intrusive regulatory state at home.
Democrats think there will be more to redistribute if there is retrenchment.
posted on 01/02/2010 6:45:35 AM PST
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