Obama: How To Screw American Foreign Policy in 5 Easy Steps
Cross posted from Amy Proctor's Bottom Line Up Front
Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama laid out his anti-Bush foreign policy to undo as much of America’s international progress in the past 7 years as possible. (SPEECH TRANSCRIPT) His 5 simple steps to achieve mediocrity are as follows:
OBAMA: I will focus this strategy on 5 goals essential to making America safer.
1. Ending the war in Iraq responsibly.
2. Finishing the fight against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
3. Securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states.
4. Achieving true energy security
5. Rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Sound good, doesn’t it? The devil is in the details (see video below)
FULL VIDEO OF SPEECH HERE
Speech highlights include:
Acknowledging the success of the surge and saying his objective will be to pull troops ASAP from Iraq regardless of conditions on the ground
Claiming Iraqis had failed to achieve any political progress or national reconciliation
Saying Iraqis need to start stepping up and fight for their own country
Accusing Pres. Bush of purposely misleading America into a needless war to rid Iraq of Saddam and WMD while vowing to rid the world of terrorist leaders and WMD
Telling Pakistan we will enter its borders or airspace with or without permission to kill al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden
There were some great lines in the Obama speech. These ones in particular deserve an award and special recognition:
2nd Runner-up Obama comment:
Both America and Iraq will be more secure when the terrorist in Anbar is taken out by the Iraqi Army, and the criminal in Baghdad fears Iraqi Police, not just coalition forces.
STATING THE OBVIOUS: Anbar Province was transferred from Coalition Forces to Iraqi provincial control in June 2008.
1st Runner Up Obama comment:
(We will) send once more a message to those yearning faces beyond our shores that says, “You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now.”
STATING THE OBVIOUS: This does not apply to Iraqis.
Winning Obama comment:
America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons exist, we must retain a strong deterrent.
STATING THE OBVIOUS: What kind of deterrent does Obama offer when he calls Iraq Bush’s willful lie because there were not stockpiles of WMD?
Hopefully every American citizen watched this speech yesterday. It was so uninformed and hypocritical it can only show what harm an inexperienced Commander in Chief can do.
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A note from Radarsite: Bravo to our friend Amy Proctor for this forceful argument against the perils of an Obama presidency. Nothing could be more disastrous for this already vulnerable nation than to elect this man. Also, it is perhaps important to notice that not once in this excellent article did the subject of Obama's race come up. The dangers inherent in an Obama victory involve far more than the issues of race or racial prejudice, they involve the safety and security of this country. Almost everything Obama advocates for our future foreign policy plays into the hands of our enemies. Whether this is a result of political naivete or conscious design is almost irrelevant; it's actual implementation -- as Amy Proctor so vividly points out -- would be disastrous. - rg
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