“Arabs make bad enemies and even worse allies” -Napolean Bonaparte, in his own autobiography
I have to hit the library more often, did not know he had written an autobiography. But if he said that...it was well sayeed!
Now THAT is a great quote! Are you certain it is accurate?
I have to say, though, I think we could make friends with some Arabs. I believe the greatest act of betrayal in our foreign policy in the last ten years has been Obama’s turning away from an alliance with Iraq.
Bush’s goal of a stable, democratic, FREE Iraq was achievable, I think. But the assclown has betrayed that trust...and for DECADES hence, it will be a challenge for future presidents to regain the trust of foreign leaders.
Who can blame them? If I am President of X, and the POTUS comes to me and says, “Be our ally, we will stand with you”, who will fault me for saying, “Yes, but what if you are soon replaced by a clown like Obamugabe, who will walk away from us?”
Such a response would be fully understandable, and BO’s actions will hurt us for years to come in creating and getting agreements on the world stage. He has shown us to be an undependable ally.
The prime example, of course, is Israel. But also: Egypt, Afghanistan, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland and the Baltic states...He and Hitlery and Lurch have been disastrous.
Great quote, thanks for sharing! How little things change.