Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An Enfeebled Obama

by Caroline Glick - September 28th, 2009 - Townhall.com

... Obama's foreign policy as a whole makes it fairly easy to imagine him ordering the US military to open hostilities against a US ally to defend a US adversary - even as that adversary goes out of its way to humiliate Obama personally and the US in general.

Since Obama took office, he has been abandoning one US ally after another while seeking to curry favor with one US adversary after another. At every turn, America's allies - from Israel to Honduras, to Columbia, South Korea and Japan, to Poland and the Czech Republic - have reacted with disbelief and horror to his treachery. And at every turn, America's adversaries - from Iran to Venezuela to North Korea and Russia - have responded with derision and contempt to his seemingly obsessive attempts to appease them.

The question is, "Can Americans become aware of the growing international disaster when the MSM continues to hide Obama incompetence." It is the press that reports goofs which allow the American people to learn about the inexperience of her leaders. Yet from the refusal by the press to comment on the 57 States stupidity, to the latest refusal to note that Barack Obama is demanding on behalf of Hamas (a terrorist organization) more concessions than Hamas requested from Israel, America's press has not done its job. Obama cannot ask of Isarael more than her enemies if he wants to try and look like a neutral party. Barack Obama has such contempt for his opposition that he treats them as if they are stupid. In the process he looks stupid himself. There is an argument to be made that he may well be.

Obama may well be a front man for others who ran his campaign. It was the refusal by the press to note his constant goofs that allowed for the image of competence to gain credence. In reality these goofs (or gaffes if you wish to be polite) were a constant reality in the campaign. Now they are a constant reality of his governance. When your enemies hold you in contempt and you stab your allies in the back, it does not leave you much support in the world. The impression of competence can quickly turn to an impression of incompetence... especially if incompetence is the reality.


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