Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Inside The Obama Doctrine
For American Decline

by Jed Babbin - April 27th, 2010 - Washington Examiner

Every world leader's foreign policy goals comprise what the press and historians label his "doctrine." What is the Obama Doctrine?

At the end of the recent nuclear summit, Obama spoke of nuclear proliferation and the Middle East, saying, "It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because, whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower. And when conflicts break out, one way or another, we get pulled into them."

Peace in the world is rarely attained with no conflict. The Pax Americana of the last 60 years has been good for the world. Like the major superpower in any age, a nation benefits enormously from being on top. We have benefitted there is no doubt. Still America has acted more responsibly with this power than any major superpower in history. Yet Obama, who claims he is American, sees our being on top as unacceptable. Even if you ignore all his apologies for what he sees as our shortcomings, this one sentence makes it clear he is undeserving of being our leader. It is difficult to tell if he simply hates our being on top or wishes some specific foreign power to gain this role instead.

With Obama as President, America will not remain on top for very long. The only question is how devastating will be our slide from the top to wherever we end up under Obama, and how many Americans will die during the process.


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