If I remember right, we raced through Iraq with the intent of not only defeating Hussein, but securing as many weapons as we could to keep them out of the wrong hands.
This is where the importance of philosophy and worldview come in. Securing weapons in Iraq was done under the Bushs. Obama is a community organizer. The idea of organizing the community is to threaten existing government into giving you what you want. Community organizers (and labor unions thugs) will give notes to the other sides children at school reading: I do so hope your little Jonny likes it here at Blake Middle School. COs want the little people to be able to threaten the big people. Im afraid this has transitioned to the larger world. The whole philosophy of taking down secular dictators to replace them with Islamic extremists is a Democrat idea. The concept is for the little country to threaten bigger countries; meaning Democrats will have the overarching menace that lets them reduce freedoms and impose more control at home. Jimmy Carter did this in Iran; which eventually led to the governments huge security expansion under Bush 2 and later TSA.
Obama has taken down Egypt, Libya and possibly Syria. Yes, those were horrible dictators, but they werent Islamic extremists. We could deal with them. We cant deal with Islamic extremists.
I dont think Jimmy Carter thought this through. I think he has just absorbed the philosophy and it came out in his policies. Obama, I believe has had it thought through by his handlers and let them do it while he paid attention to golfing and vacationing. If you dont think this is possible, then what was the real purpose behind Fast and Furious? (If you said providing an outside cause to remove US freedoms you get a point.)
The foreign policy of the Obama regime is to take down secular dictators to replace them with Islamic extremists.