Skip to comments.Krauthammer says ‘the tide of American power is receding,’ blames Obama for becoming ‘irrelevant’
Posted on 09/15/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by mandaladon
According to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, the short anti-Muhammad video supposedly made by filmmaker Sam Bacile isnt the primary cause of the ongoing violence and anti-American unrest in the Middle East.
In an appearance on Fridays Hannity on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer downplayed White House spokesman Jay Carneys insistence that the video is at fault for the turmoil. Instead, he blamed Americas weak policy posture.
[Saying that] this has nothing to do with us or our policies, [that] its about a video, is either willfully obtuse or simply clueless, Krauthammer said. What has happened is, as you pointed out, beginning with the Cairo speech, Obama changed American policy on the theory that the reason that people hated us was because we were tough. They hated us because of Iraq. They hated us because of Guantanamo. They hated us because of the torture he used the word, he accuses his own country abroad of torturing.
And he was now apologizing and promising to change course, he continued. We would no longer be tough. We would be loved. We would show compassion. And we would get out of Iraq. He set a deadline for Afghanistan. He doesnt support the Green Revolution in Iran. He shows the Ayatollahs tremendous respect. He essentially protects them when they are under attack. He gets nowhere on the Iran nuclear issue. He is equivocal uncertain during the Arab Spring. He leads from behind in Libya. The theory was if we go soft, if we are very nice, if we say Assalamu alaikum, enough times, everything will be all right. And what he decided is, the way to do that, the theory and therefore the practice is going to be, retreat and withdraw. Remember the line he uses? The tide of war is receding.
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Ssshhhh. You’re not supposed to give away the plot to the 0bots. They like surprises and bubbles and things that go ‘ooooo.’
Kraut tends to be a master of understatement, thinking it sounds cerebral and edumacated, in my opinion.
I would raise him one and say US influence and stature is virtually nonexistent thanks to Obozo and company.
Yet people still believe his foreign policy is simply bumbling and incompetence.
0bama has set Israel up the bomb...
Sept. 11, 2012
Netanyahu gets the cold shoulder.
The embassy in Cairo puts out an apology for a movie most of the rioters know nothing about.
0bama sends a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel taking that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.
The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.
Quite a day of unfortunate coincidences. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" to the Muslim world to take out Israel.
Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11
U.S. denies premeditation report
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a continuing security breach, and that credible information about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated."
Is that all incompetence? Or did it take planning to make all that happen?
Cloward & Pliven strategy and community organizing on a global scale?
This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.
The sad part is that it took three years and ten months for many of these polical pundits to figure it out.
I would agree. Look at all the examples.
Russia doesn’t think Poland and the Czech Republic need a missile shield
China doesn’t think Taiwan needs the latest aircraft technology
Iran thinks it has the right to pursue nuclear weapons without being stopped
Venezuela thinks the Honduran dictator should be restored
Argentina thinks the Falklands belong to them
Pakistan thinks it’s okay to arrest the doctor who helped us kill Bin Laden
Name me even ONE time Obama stood up to anyone. He’s a gutless, empty chair. It’s time to throw the chair on the fire in November.
America is a republic, not an empire. The sooner our power recedes from the Middle East, the better for our republic. I think that is a point that Krauthammer and Obama both miss. The Monroe Doctrine, protection of the borders and freedom of our seaborne commerce is close to the limits of what our foreign policy should be.
The enemy within.
Yep, with plenty of lighter fluid....
Since the Apology Tour of the World, he has spent zippo time on any foreign policy ...
Except for a beer in Ireland, Austrians speek Austrian, Hawaii is in Asia and “God Save the Queen” is movie back ground music.
his failed policy is far realy got bad that the media know this , know it will hurt him if the right questions are asked and thus are trying to point this at Romney.
just goes to show you. some people have been educated beyond their intelligence.
I saw a sticker yesterday saing.
The GOP would rather ruin America than see obama get 4 more years.
I saw the guy get out of his pick up and said I guess you did not hear driving pick ups is bad to obama and then told him that I guess he had not sen the last 4 years with unemployment, forceclosures, credit rating, bills, gas, food, income down
The guy looked at me , thought about saying anything, then quickly walked away looking like a real turd
These left wing nuts are really stuck on stupd and dumb
Unfortunately, there are a lot of Muslims in this country, and we are not isolated from the rest of the world.
It used to be that our politicians gave the savages and scumgags of the world our tax money and pretended that the savages really liked us, not just for our money.
And the savages took our money and pretended they were our friends.
Now we still give them the money and the politicians still pretend they are our friends but they spit on us, kill us, and laugh at us for being easy to fool.
So our worthless politicians tell us if we give the savages even more money they will go back to liking us.
And the savages take our money and they still spit on us, kill us, and laugh at us and call us fools.
This is not the first time I’ve seen you post something like this, so might I remind you that what happens in the ME affects the entire world...including us...in ways large and small. Not to mention that even if we were to withdraw from there, they would not be satisfied and certainly they wouldn’t withdraw their hatred, which is beyond irrational, from the rest of the world. They are out to conquer the whole planet and nothing will stop them.
Uncle Sam Becile!
But they can’t even decide which sect is going to run the show over there. My thinking is that the fewer Americans in that part of the world to distract, the more attention they can spend in resuming their centuries old sectarian disputes. And all the while our people and economy will be recovering from the unnatural seventy year burden of running the world.
Received an email today with President Reagan’s photo that reads: “In 1986 when he was president Libyans killed Americans. He bombed their leader’s house. Libya was quiet for 25 years. Then someone apologized.”
And, when, exactly, have we acted as an "empire"?
When have we ever occupied or attempted to exploit another country?
When have we undertaken to subjugate another people?
Your perception of the United States of America's foreign policy history is, shall we say, puzzling...
I think our intentions have generally been very bad, but our current policies are still far from what people like George Washington envisioned as the republican ideal. And we’ve been in Germany 67 years, Korea over six decades and many other nations have come to see an expensive American military presence as their birthright. History has shown that nations invariably dissipate their national strength fatally by endless war. I think we’d rather return to Washington’s ideal than end up like the Spanish Empire.
The debates are a great opportunity for Romney to pose the right questions to the One the the press will not pose.
I said the exact opposite of what I meant in my last post. I meant our intentons have been very GOOD since WWII. But we can’t do the world any good if we destroy our republican nature.
Do you really believe that George Washington objected to our intervention against the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli in 1801?
Do you really believe that our military presence in Germany or South Korea -- or, for that matter, Diego Garcia or Guam -- constitutes an exercise of "empire"?
All are, in fact, legitimate exercises in "power projection" to insure the free passage of commerce -- both ours and others.
You must have a very low opinion of your country...
Of course, in George's time the muslims were right, we were still pretty weak. We had lost the protection of the British nsvy because of our revolution, and the muslims could grab any sailors off our ships that they wanted, for the slave trade, and take any ships if we had not paid them their tribute.
George's term in office emboldened the Muslims to the point that the only way to fix the problem was to beat them by building a better navy and sending in marines.
Global leadership won’t stay vacant for long and there will probably wars over it.
Jihad Barry gave us the ghetto knockout king slam.
That little problem is being solved as we speak. The Muslim Brotherhood is being established as the controlling elite in every Muslim country (courtesy of 0bama's assistance) and then they can work in concert towards their common goals. A global Caliphate.
“America is a republic, not an empire. “
The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire.
Unfortunately, along the way toward good things, we’ve militarized the world - largely on borrowed money. It can’t go on forever.
I see the issue from a different perspective.
Why doesnt someone just say he plays for the other side?
Or better yet, he already knows exactly what is in the tube?
This arab spring thing is just one of Obamas orchestrated, choreographed and conducted projects in building and consolidating his North African caliphate. Being muslim, he knows exactly what he is doing, and at Americas expense. As a result , we have a Ghazi operating in our White House.
Too many people are blind to this.
Strategically, his goal was to encapsulate Israel. Soon they will take a run at it and if they find it easy going, then they will take another run at America.
Worst part? Obama has a penchant for dictators and rulers and the alien/muslim feels the same should be for America. It will be a bitch prying his ass from the White House. I believe he will attempt to hang on to power at any cost.
Obamas strategy is not pro American, rather the exact opposite/
What, pray tell, does "our Republican nature" have to do with it? We are, indeed, a representative government-- we have never been anything else. But what does that have to do with being a putative "empire"?
“The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire.”
Proving just the opposite of what your point is.
America is no empire and we haven’t conquered, though the power is obviously there to do so.
The Hammer is right this time (he’s right most of the time) —Time for America to be Great again! Obama must be dumped and dumped fast. Watch the debates—the MSM will show their hand. I believe that if Obama wins—he will lose the American People and suffer a terrible Nixon like second term that will end in his forced out of office. If Romney wins, and I thinks its an 80% chance of this, he will be hounded by the Media as a new Dan Quale and a fool—These games will not work in a nation at war.
“Proving just the opposite of what your point is.”
No, you missed my point entirely.
Yep, you’re probably right...
I smell WWIII some days...and we don’t have any Pattons in the wings.
No. I have your point precisely.
Here are your words:
“The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire...
Unfortunately, along the way toward good things, weve militarized the world - largely on borrowed money. It cant go on forever.”
We haven’t militarized the world, we have stabilized the world. We are not the Roman Empire or an empire, we have not taken a damn thing.
Sorry Charlie, you still got it wrong.
I either got it correct, or you need to take a “communication and writing effectively” class.
So, you’re denying your own words now?
Ok, since I used the common meaning of those words, you can decipher your words and expose your point.
Happy to elaborate - and equally happy for you to have a different opinion - just please don’t change mine.
Empire: “Imperial or imperialistic sovereignty, domination or control.”
... so to restate and elaborate my point for clarity
Through (largely) borrowed money, the USA has (militarily and now through FATCA) placed itself in a position of imperialistic domination and control over the world. Because of the cost, this cannot continue. It is too far flung to sustain and the world is running out of money that is willing to lend the USA.
Best to you