Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Obama Doctrine: Cower Power


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here was a good article today in the online Wall Street Journal (WSJ) today titled, “The Obama Doctrine,” which dealt with the President’s handling of the situation in Libya.  The article began with a quote by Ben Rhodes, White House Security Council spoken, who was quoted in the Washington Post on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Rhodes said,  ‘This is the Obama conception of the U.S. role in the world—to work through multilateral organizations and bilateral relationships to make sure that the steps we are taking are amplified.”

The current occupier of the White House has chosen to be a follower rather than a leader, both in this country and abroad. His "leadership" is demonstrating to the rest of the world an America weak, indecisive and unwilling to stand for freedom or to stand against evil. Too bad, the only place he is leading America is destination destruction. 


The author of the WSJ piece comments, “When the U.S. fails to lead, the world reverts to its default mode as a diplomatic Tower of Babel.” That is the gist of the problem. As the only world superpower fades to mediocrity and to oblivion, the President is under the delusion that if he plays nice with the enemy, including Muslim extremists, that these barbarians will come around. Like much of the Leftists’ other fantasies, that is just what President Obama’s foreign policy is, fantasy.

The only consistent thing about Dear Leader is that he does not lead. He shows no leadership at home with the massive budget deficit and debt he helped to build up the last two years and in foreign affairs in dealing with Libya. In regard to Libya his response has been to wait for the rest of the world to act. Meanwhile, those rebelling against a terrorist dictator are left to fend for themselves. He sits back and watches things happen. His lack of executive experience and his immaturity is being exposed with each passing day.

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