Skip to comments.The tragedy of Obama's foreign policy
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:05:45 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
For six years the world has scratched its head about President Obamas foreign policy doctrine. Is it leading from behind, as he himself has said on occasion, stepping back in hopes that an international coalition will take charge? Is it using American military or economic power to topple dictators? Is it killing enemies with drone strikes and spying on allies with advanced technology? Is it using words instead of weapons?
With much fanfare, the president set out to set things straight on Wednesday by articulating a comprehensive Obama Doctrine in a major foreign policy address at West Points commencement ceremonies.
But it wasnt a full-course meal at all; it was more like a Krispy Kreme donut. It seemed wonderful at first, beckoning in its sweetness, so yummy you wanted to gobble it up. But after it was finished, it was all air and empty calories, leaving you just as hungry as before you took that first bite.
Krispy Kreme claims the batter is the best part. Same with an Obama speech. Its all about whats on the outside, not whats inside.
Heavenly for a moment, but once that moment passes, youre just as hungry as before. Only afterward do you realize youve ingested hundreds of calories for a momentary sugar high.
On the surface the presidents speech sounded eminently sensible: We will use military force, unilaterally if necessary, when our core interests demand it when our people are threatened; when our livelihoods are at stake; when the security of our allies is in danger. But we are not going to invade every country that harbors terrorists, nor necessarily rush in to every crisis. Were going to enlist partners, and work through international institutions.
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Rudderless? .. Or ruthless??
The Obama Doctrines.
A legacy of advancing the cause of the downtrodden at the expense of the rest of us who are Not technically down trodden enough to get off the hook for paying for uropian pipedreams and socialist agendas that yield little more than so much vapor,, and the accompanying denials..
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Can you say treason?
Obama’s new theme song is WEASELFACE by The Ramones.
A retired 3 star, now beltway US Army advocate, told me Friday that there currently is NO risk/threat based comprehensive national security strategy. Period.
The Russians and Chinese have figured it out. Our President is an empty suit. Expect more movement by our enemies in the next two years than the last six.