Skip to comments.Obama and American Weakness Abroad
Posted on 04/10/2014 2:08:58 AM PDT by markomalley
Why are less than half of Americans upset by increasing evidence that the United States is becoming a paper tiger? Recently, the U.S. government has not prevented bad things from happening in its international relations. Obamas budgetary butchery on our military virtually guarantees that worse will come. His disastrous handling of the Ukraine crisis is the latest example of his ineptitude and weakness in foreign affairs.
It is not necessary to detail the sad litany of mistakes, failures, disasters and worse that have accompanied U.S. actions abroad (and since at least 2009, at home). They signify that America has become a rudderless superpower. Readers of American Thinker are familiar with the list.
Nor is there need for a lengthy citation of polls showing many Americans do not connect the countrys inability (or unwillingness) to project power abroad to the Obama administrations failures.
One example suffices.
In a poll conducted by Fox News March 22-25, 2014, 52% of the respondents said the U.S. is weaker and less powerful than it was before Obama became president, but 17% said it is stronger and more powerful, and 29% claimed Americas strength has not changed. Roughly half (49%) said the country is safer than it was prior to 9/11, while about two-fifths (39%) believed its less safe. Nearly three-fifths of the public (59%) said the U.S. is the worlds dominant power, which is down from the 85% who said the same thing in 2002.
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Along with the cartons of red pens delivered to mac daddy for drawing red lines he has had boxes of depends also delivered to be worn for meeting with terrorist and Russia’s Putin.
If you like Putin, you should be happy with Obama. They're both trying to weaken America and turn it into a third rate power.