Skip to comments.Collapse of the Cairo Doctrine
Posted on 09/23/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT by NCjim
In the week following 9/11/12 something big happened: the collapse of the Cairo Doctrine, the centerpiece of President Obamas foreign policy. It was to reset the very course of post-9/11 America, creating, after the (allegedly) brutal depredations of the Bush years, a profound rapprochement with the Islamic world.
Never lacking ambition or self-regard, Obama promised in Cairo, June 4, 2009, a new beginning offering Muslims mutual respect, unsubtly implying previous disrespect. Curious, as over the previous 20 years, America had six times committed its military forces on behalf of oppressed Muslims, three times for reasons of pure humanitarianism (Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo), where no U.S. interests were at stake.
But no matter. Obama had come to remonstrate and restrain the hyperpower that, by his telling, had lost its way after 9/11, creating Guantanamo, practicing torture, imposing its will with arrogance and presumption.
First, he would cleanse by confession. Then he would heal. Why, given the unique sensitivities of his background my sister is half-Indonesian, he proudly told an interviewer in 2007, amplifying on his exquisite appreciation of Islam his very election would revolutionize relations.
And his policies of accommodation and concession would consolidate the gains: an outstretched hand to Irans mullahs, a first-time presidential admission of the U.S. role in a 1953 coup, a studied and stunning turning away from the Green Revolution; withdrawal from Iraq with no residual presence or influence; a fixed timetable for leaving Afghanistan; returning our ambassador to Damascus (with kind words for Bashar al-Assad a reformer, suggested the secretary of state); deliberately creating distance between the United States and Israel.
These measures would raise our standing in the region, restore affection and respect for the United States and elicit new cooperation from Muslim lands.
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Is that what they call appeasement these days?
The Cairo Doctrine: “We do whatever we can to support you, and you pretend to show us some respect.” Well, the second half has clearly collapsed, but Obama seems determined to continue to show the Muzzie-love of the first part. Apologize for free speech, gloss over the embassy attack, accept restraints on Marine-supplied embassy security, get burned in effigy, release Gitmo-secured terrorists, and badger the Israelis at every turn.
Red diaper doper babies just want to overthrow the establishment of Western civilization.
The Cairo Doctrine? Who made up that term?
I heard about the “Bush Doctrine” media talking heads are already saying “Romney Doctrine”. Why is this the “Cairo Doctrine” and not an element of the “Obama Doctrine” that has been decidedly pro-Islamist? Whether it was praising Islam on his first trip abroad after winning the election (he left his wife at home so she would not have to be draped and walk behind him) or using NASA to praise Islam, or giving a cold shoulder to Israel, or excusing domestic terrorism at an American military base as “workplace violence”, or teaming with the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow governments in the Middle East (while refusing to stand with the democracy movement in Iran), or...
Exactly correct. It is much easier to destroy a culture and a civilization than it is to build one.