Skip to comments.Obama and the Deliberate Decline of America
Posted on 09/17/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
Are we really surprised by the Middle East uprising against America? This isnt about the American produced video against the prophet Muhammad. This is about President Obama being a weak defender of America abroad, almost by design. Barely six months in office, Obama decided his first foreign trip, as president, would be to Egypt to apologize to the Muslim world for America behaving badly after 9/11.
Since when did America apologize for defending itself against madmen who kill in the name of God and give us advance notice of their impending carnage? In his Cairo speech delivered in June 2009, Obama said he was honored to be in a country from which many 9/11 terrorists came.
Then our president criticized American democracy and freedom and promised radical Muslims they could come to expect a less aggressive defender of peace through strength. Obama roared to cheers from Cairo: 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. . . So America will defend itself, respectful of the sovereignty of nations and the rule of law.
This speech combined with Obamas subsequent lack of engagement during the Arab Spring, as dictators were toppled in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and Egypt, and his do nothing approach to Iran and Syria was an invitation to radical Islamists to commit the events of this past week. Islamic madmen have been given a license to kill our diplomats, deface our embassies and burn our flag because we have a president who has indicated from the start his disdain for Americas strength in the world, its superpower.
When Iran held rigged elections in 2009, Iranians stormed the streets in protests, what did Obama do? Nothing. When Iran indicated it would pursue a nuclear program, what did Obama do? Say, give diplomacy a chance.
When Israel repeatedly asked Obama to prove USA was its ally and give Iran a deadline to end its nuclear program, what did Obama do? Nothing. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said America wont put deadlines on Iran, a terror state that indicates its mission is to destroy Israel. (It is worth noting in Obamas three and half years in office he has yet to visit Israel, though he professes to have the Israelis back.)
When Syrian president Assad began butchering 20,000 Syrians almost two years ago, what did Obama do. Nothing.
In her Republican National Convention speech, Condoleeza Rice warned when America fails to lead, chaos ensues and others who do not share our values will fill the vacuum. My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice. We cannot be reluctant to lead and one cannot lead from behind.
Obama's abdication of leadership in his foreign policy seems to be deliberately designed to reduce American power in the world, as Dinesh DSouza writes in the Roots of Obamas Rage. DSouza traces Obamas anti-colonist beliefs back to his father and demonstrates how Obamas foreign policy goal is to level out the global playing field, so America has declining influence in the world. In a 2009 speech in Europe, Obama said I believe in American exeptionalism just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks in Greek exceptionalism, (p. 11, Roots of Obamas Rage).
In his apologist speech in Cairo, Obama revealed his anti-colonial beliefs and seemed to sympathize with Muslim radicals. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a cold war in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. The subtext of what Obama appeared to be saying was he could understand how years of Muslim nations being oppressed by other nations like America would lead them to such heinous terrorist attacks.
Whether Obama is driven by his fathers anti-colonial worldview that America as been the oppressor of the oppressed and needs to be cut down to size or hes just in over his head, its evident Obamas isnt getting the job done. As a result of his incompetence, Obama is making America and the world a less safer place. We cant afford four more years of this. The question is how will Mitt Romney capitalize on this?
” The question is how will Mitt Romney capitalize on this?”
This, or anytrhing else.
Not only how,but when.
He should be on Obama’s butt like a hip pocket.
We know whatever he says the Media will try to turn it against him, but that is a chance he has to take if he wants to win. The hell with the Media, Buy your own headlines.
If The Won were "in over his head" or "incompetent", he would occasionally, just by accident, make a decision that benefits this country.
Since he never has made a decision that benefited this country (or announced one that he got via the BlackBerry), it's not "incompetence".
It's a malevolent hatred of Freedom and Western Civilization in general and this country in particular.
Romney seems to truly believe he will automatically win and doesn’t have to fight. Unless he defines how he will be different in a compelling way Obama’s message of “give me just a little more time” may sway enough swing voters.
Romney and the RINO establishment don’t understand it is better to have compelling message that people want to vote “for”.
” He should be on Obamas butt like a hip pocket.
We know whatever he says the Media will try to turn it against him, but that is a chance he has to take if he wants to win. The hell with the Media, Buy your own headlines.”
” Romney and the RINO establishment dont understand it is better to have compelling message that people want to vote for.”
I have a very bad feeling that Romney is being undermined by old McCain operatives, and maybe Karl Rove himself.
“If The Won were “in over his head” or “incompetent”, he would occasionally, just by accident, make a decision that benefits this country.”
Exactly, I’m so tired of hearing he is stupid, incompetent, etc. My God, he told us what he was going to do as president! I listened, did research. This has always been his plan to make America a 3rd world country...this is what he wanted...
How can the author state, Obamas foreign policy goal is to level out the global playing field, so America has declining influence in the world.
And then, As a result of his incompetence, Obama is making America and the world a less safer place?
There is no incompetence. A caliphate from Morocco to at least Iran is emerging, just as Hussein intended. Oh, and there is no room for Israel in the caliphate. Adios.
Obamas anti-colonist beliefs back to his father and demonstrates how Obamas foreign policy goal is to level out the global playing field, so America has declining influence in the world.
The media knew of this in 2008 and yet they got him into office,look where we are now.
We won’t be standing in another four years if he gets a rerun.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the left has a sort of “eschatology” of their own.
Their ideology is based on covetousness, and the worst, most evil form of it. That of not actually wanting what “the rich” have, but just wanting it taken away from “the rich” so they don’t/can’t have it.
Following this most base of human desires, their eschatology has to do with, after an economic crash, that everyone will have to suffer equally, including “the rich”. This, to them, is preferable to having a comfortable, prosperous life, but “allowing” other people to keep their “more”.
What kind of grammar is that?
The problem is not enough people have even heard that he is trying to destroy the country. And a large majority of those who have heard the accusation don’t believe it.
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