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Obama’s Treasonous Squandering of American Power
Conservative HQ ^ | 2/26/14 | CHQ Staff

Posted on 02/26/2014 10:06:17 AM PST by xzins

We don’t usually flak for The Washington Post, but every so often the Washington elite’s liberal “paper of record” gets something right, or at least asks the right question.

Such was the case on Monday, February 24, when the Post published an opinion piece by Richard Cohen entitled “Susan Rice and the retreat of American power,” that detailed a bill of particulars against President Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, and the President himself, for the treasonous squandering of American lives, treasure and influence in the world’s affairs.

While what happened at Benghazi, Libya and how the events there led to the deaths of four Americans receives some treatment in Cohen’s column what interests us is Cohen’s drilldown on the favorite tactic used by Rice and Obama to sell their foreign policy failures as success: the false choice or straw man of “American boots on the ground” versus doing nothing, or at least nothing effective.

As Cohen so correctly observed: “An increasingly messy world is looking for guidance. But not only does the United States refuse to be its policeman, it won’t even be its hall monitor. The utterly false choice in Syria articulated by Rice — America can do nothing because it won’t do everything — is noticed by the rest of the world. Obama threatened ‘consequences’ if someone stepped ‘over the line’ in Ukraine. Ah, another line. Is it red?”

Cohen, however, misses the opportunity to ask the final, and most important, question: How would Obama enforce “consequences” even if he had the inclination to impose them?

The President and his Secretary of Defense have just announced that the United States military will but cut back to the lowest level it has been since before World War II, which was the last time the dangerous threat of super-nationalism that concludes Cohen’s article stalked Europe.

And along with the announcement of the cuts came this statement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, “we are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies, and in space can no longer be taken for granted.”

The reason, said Hagel, is that the current force is “larger than we can afford to modernize and keep ready.”

Translation: We blew the money we should be spending to protect America and defend western civilization on Nancy Pelosi’s “shovel ready” stimulus program, green energy, doubling food stamps and other Democratic Party vote-buying schemes. So the only way we can use economic influence or expand our military capability is to borrow more trillions from the Chinese.

The result of this is, as retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney put it to Bill Gertz in an interview for The Washington Free Beacon, the Obama administration is “continuing on its path of unilateral disarmament that was started by Defense Secretary Robert Gates in April 2009.”

“This action,” said McInerney, “will escalate the demise of our military unilaterally and we still have no strategy for defeating radical Islam after 9/11. This is very dangerous.”

Through the peculiar combination of lies, arrogance and ignorance that is the hallmark of almost all Obama foreign policy actions the President has squandered the legacy left to him by conservative Republican President Ronald Reagan, and his anti-communist Democratic predecessors, such as President Harry Truman.

It took sixty-nine years to build America into the world's only superpower; it has taken Obama less than six to flippantly throwaway America’s national influence and unilaterally disarm America through a conscious and treasonous hollowing-out of America’s military capability.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cuts; defense; treason; wot

1 posted on 02/26/2014 10:06:17 AM PST by xzins
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The result of this is, as retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney put it to Bill Gertz in an interview for The Washington Free Beacon, the Obama administration is “continuing on its path of unilateral disarmament that was started by Defense Secretary Robert Gates in April 2009.”

“This action,” said McInerney, “will escalate the demise of our military unilaterally and we still have no strategy for defeating radical Islam after 9/11. This is very dangerous.”

2 posted on 02/26/2014 10:06:39 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

So????? Impeach and convict Clown Prince nobama. Waterboard him, then, to find out who this fool really is.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:03 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: xzins

America was destroyed by the COLLUSION of the GOP
which has continued to this very minute.

GOP = GIVE OBAMA POWER

courtesy of the docile EXEMPT Issa,
the crying EXEMPT Boehner,
and the tortoisoid EXEMPT McConnell,
and the rest of the backstabbing GOP/RINOs,
willful traitors to the US Constitution.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:11 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

I agree. The GOP-E is AWOL from every important argument.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 10:15:25 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

On the other hand, now the Chinese will have to spend more on their own R&D instead of stealing all of ours.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 10:18:54 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: xzins; Ron H.; NFHale; GOPJ; All

Hitler and Obama were both elected to absolute power by their adoring voters.

Hitler dissolved Parliament, whereas Obama has been promised by the Do Nothing RINOS that dissolving Congress will not be necessary, unless the TEA Party wins in November.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 10:22:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Diogenesis

Indeed. Hush hush murder is PC. Let us look nice and notnloud and support those murders by abortion, not criticizing and not proselytizing gays at your business the way Arizona wants it.

Liberalism is indeed a mental disease of shame and deception fully exploited by the like of Obama who proves that cops cannot solve all crimes, especially all the alphabet agencies now covering up for him.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 10:25:06 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: The Working Man

R&D is not part of the cutting, if I understand correctly.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 10:29:21 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Git a BUNCH of ropes....


10 posted on 02/26/2014 10:35:40 AM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: xzins
The GOP-E is AWOL from every important argument.

The silence from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior officers is thunderous.

They need to be held accountable, as opposed to being perfumed princes getting their asses kissed 24/7 by the Courtney Massengales on their staff(s).

11 posted on 02/26/2014 10:36:18 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: xzins

Here we go again, another egregious misuse of the well defined crime of Treason.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 10:44:58 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: xzins

It is not treason to exercise authority granted by the Electoral College and ratified by Congress.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 10:46:21 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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14 posted on 02/26/2014 10:47:42 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Diogenesis

How many of the GOP Establishment collaborators find themselves on the winning side of their individual Primary races this spring?

I am curious.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 11:03:38 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: xzins

Wonderful, just wonderful.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 11:25:29 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Usagi_yo; Jim Noble
the treasonous squandering of American lives, treasure and influence in the world’s affairs

Let's just take the first part. "...squandering American lives...

Section. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Does squandering American lives aid the enemies of The USA?

17 posted on 02/26/2014 11:25:52 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

And what are you going to do about it? Vote Republican? Yeah, that’ll fix things.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 11:30:56 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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So, doing nothing is the only response to misguided republicans?

To me that sounds a lot like giving up


19 posted on 02/26/2014 11:38:43 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Who said “doing nothing”? Keep doing the same thing, getting the same results, but “this time it will be different” is foolishness. Forget the Democrat Republican tag-team game. Nothing is going to change until these institutions are thrown out.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 11:44:01 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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Public outcry changed their vote on stealing veteran COLAs just a month ago.

Public outcry could do the same with gutting our military.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 11:47:44 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Diogenesis

0bama is in power because of people like you. You won’t support the opposition, in fact you sound exactly like a liberal democrat: All of our problems are because of the GOP. You have no solution to the problem except to stay at home on election day allowing socialists to take over control of the Government.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 1:09:42 PM PST by thejokker
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You are an idiot.

Everyone attempted to help the proven loser, Romney.

And what did the idiot do, he gave up — over and over.

No. Obama is pRes_ _ent because of Romney and you.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 3:43:18 PM PST by Diogenesis
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