Skip to comments.The Shattered Remains of US Middle East Policy
Posted on 09/18/2012 5:12:41 AM PDT by Makana
"How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?" asked Hillary Clinton.
The shocking attack on the US consulate in Benghazi late on Tuesday that left four Americans dead abruptly revealed the fragility of Americas position in the post Arab Spring Middle East. The statement made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the blast revealed the state of shock and disbelief that Obamas administration is in. Obamas reluctance to intervene in Libya, misleadingly interpreted by some as leading from behind, was abandoned hastily in a telling sign of the improvised nature of his Middle East policy. The death of the American diplomats will be a reminder that this improvisation has left the US weak and exposed in the region.
Surprisingly, most commentators have reacted to the attack on the consulate as if it is devoid of political context.
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Because the left has been so busy politically correcting the US in order to weaken it. Islamofascists have no such compunction.
In other words, Hillary, you've just been "out-totalitarianized".
” - - - An off-shore view of a stumbling, bumbling Administration. “
As Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama is so fond of promising us: “FORWARD!”
Bring all personnel home.
Stop all foreign aid.
Drill, baby, drill, and stop buying their oil...
Arm Israel to the hilt....
If the try to come here, bomb them back to the stone age their minds live in.
We did not liberate Libya, we delivered it into the hands of Islamic Radical Fundamentalists just like Jimmy Carter delivered Iran into the the hands of the Fundamentalists when he was president.
These Fundamentalist’s are the enemies of the West and of the Libyan people themselves.
The Obama administration really believed that giving a speech in Cairo, going on an apology tour and setting “a new tone” in the Middle East, would be the difference maker. A break from the “cowboy policies” of GWB and the Muslim countries would once again, love us (even though we have never been loved), based on the sheer winning personality of one Barrack Obama. How surprised was the administration when an ambassador (in a country we helped liberate) was killed in a coordinated attack to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11th as a message to the administration that al-Qaeda is alive and well, and will strike at will. The fact is, the Obama administration was caught with its pants down.
Hillary is as much to blame for the problem as is Obama. Neither know what they are doing.
One of the conclusions I drew from “Road to Serfdom” is that in the battle for control, eventually the most brutal regime will prevail.
“How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” asked Hillary Clinton.
How could a competent Secretary of State ask such a question???
***”How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” asked Hillary Clinton. ***
Frog and the Scorpion, Hillary, Frog and the scorpion.