OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN HIS HANDLNG OF OBAMACARE: IT'S A DISASTERThank you...astutebloggers
A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EXPERT CALLS IT LIKE HE SEES IT:
WE POSTED THIS THE OTHER DAY.
The Bush administration got a lot of things wrong – but at least they usually had some idea of who America’s adversaries were and who America’s friends were. For example, Bush’s policy of maintaining the special relationship with Britain was a simple recognition of the close bonds of alliance, friendship and interests that the British and Americans have had since World War I.
In contrast, Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are apparently clueless about some of the most basic aspects of foreign policy: supporting one’s friends and fencing in one’s adversaries.
The declaration of neutrality on the issue of the sovereignty of the Falklands issued by the US State Department is clear proof of the uselessness of the Obama administration.
...this mess is just typical of the drift in US foreign policy – if one can say that it even HAS a coherent foreign policy these days.
As I said, at the core of the problem is a simple inability to recognise and support our friends over adversaries. In his first year in office Obama made numerous apologies for America’s past to the Third World, he effusively greeted the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, he bowed low to the Saudi ruler, and called for a “reset” of relations with Russia – all the while implying that America was at fault for all these problems.
At the same time he rudely undermined the security of America’s Eastern European allies by cancelling the ballistic missile defence with no notice and no prior discussion, he failed to push for a free trade agreement with Colombia – America’s strongest ally in South America – and he supported Chavez’s allies when they tried (luckily unsuccessfully) to unseat a democratic and pro-US government in Honduras.
...On assuming office, Obama’s vision of foreign policy was simple: he would repudiate past American policies and the whole world would melt before the president’s charm.
The administration somehow thought that we really didn’t have enemies with agendas completely hostile to our own – there were just countries that had become offended by US actions and they would happily cooperate with America as soon as the evil Republicans were gone.
Well, it hasn’t worked – and there was no Plan B.
BTW: THE BRITS ESTIMATE THAT THE FALKLANDS CONTAIN 60 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL.
OBAMA IS HELPING BRAZIL DRILL FOR THEIR OFF-SHORE OIL, BUT IS NIT HELPING THE BRITS AT ALL.
SIMPLE: IT'S HIS LEFTISM: HE IS BIASED AGAINST EUROPE (AND OUR ALLIES) AND IN FAVOR OF THE SO-CALLED THIRD WORLD AND OUR FOES.
OBAMA BOLLIXED UP OBAMACAREE AND HE IS BOLLIXING UP FOREIGN POLICY.
OBAMA: WORST PRESIDENT EVER - ON RECORD TIME.
NO SURPRISE HERE. SIGH...