Opinion by George McClellan:
Do we ever see any reaction from Obama to his collapsing foreign policy except to blame Republicans, blame Bush or blame the voters for not understand his genius? America’s foreign policy is a disaster because the lessons learned over decades of prior diplomatic experience have been recklessly chucked out the door so a brilliant amateur, and his equally amateurish executive advisers, can apply their own theories of getting along with our neighbors. It’s failed socialism and is simply a continuation of the 1960’s theory of “I’m okay, your okay.”
The middle-east is blowing up in his face. Unidentifiable groups of Islamic fighters are killing one another with happy abandon; countries are changing sides or arming up, artillery firing is marking boundaries for the beginning of the next war (if it hasn’t already started) and no one trusts anyone else and certainly no one trusts America any more, especially Israel.
As a first time president Obama set the course for our diplomatic distress when he nominated his deadly enemy, a politically unskilled woman whom he hates, Senator Hillary R. Clinton, to negotiate Americas foreign policy in his name. She flames out after four years and then a complete nincompoop, Senator John, the Vietnam vet, Kerry, a failed presidential hopeful, is nominated to replace her. Our government is run by senators. What could go wrong here?
The current conflict in the middle-east lies, completely in Obama’s hands because of his unilateral decision, against professional military advice, to withdraw Americans military forces from Iraq while at the same time destroying the stable country of Libya and attempting the reckless removal of Syria’s president Assad. All is in turmoil and confusion.
Because of Obama’s crypto-Islamic propensities, he refuses to identify Islam as a threat to the the West and by so doing, encourages Iran to proceed with their empire building. The unstable situation in the middle-east is now even drawing Turkey in to morass of armed conflict. Russia of course, invited themselves in, and now, Obama has no one to advise him on how to get out of his mess.
Taking a clue from the GOP, his only possible course of action is to delay until such time as he can kick the diplomatic can down the road for the next president and Congress. This disaster will leave his legacy footprints forever in the sands of time. How do you spell “loser?”
If it seems that Obama has slightly changed his spots, it is nothing more than a stratagem to make it appear he is doing something. If he sends a battalion or two of SF troops, without support, and we start seeing some of those soldiers being beheaded on You Tube, what will his reaction be? One can only wonder. Take another golfing trip to Hawaii.
The Trans Pacific Partnership that the US and eleven other nations signed in New Zealand this month (3 Feb), if ratified by Congress, will do nothing to help America or its downtrodden workers. In fact, it will erode our national sovereignty and place too much power in the hands of U.S. and international corporations. Interestingly, has anybody noticed that the people who support free trade are not the same people who lose their jobs when these deals are made? They’re alway lawyers, lobbyists or liberal arts professionals who don’t have to compete against foreign labor and who prefer cheap, uneducated labor to keep costs down. Disaster!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go contact your senator(s) and tell them to hold their vote at least until after 20 Jan 2017. (19 Feb 2016)