If you’d like to know where US foreign policy is headed if Obama is re-elected you need look further than the events of the past few weeks. With the launch of an inter-continental ballistic the lunatic North Korean regime has basically told Barack The Pretender what he can do with his policy of….. “we’ll give you food if you play nice”.
Why would we expect anything else given that Obama has decided to cave completely to the Russians on missile defense? Obama’s recent groveling before Dimitri Medvedev in Seoul last month was a total foreign policy embarrassment and pretty much a signal to any outlaw regime that this administration is now in full campaign mode and will appease everyone to keep them quiet until the election.
No one of course would have known about this capitulation on missile defense except for a whispered conversation between Obama and Medvedev caught on an open mike. In this little “tete a tete”, our commander in chief tells President Medvedev that: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space” This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” To which Medvedev responds: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
Really Mr. President? Have you told anyone in this country about your intentions?
You don’t have to be a Kim Il Sung or Kim Jung Il to get the drift of Obama’s comment. Even the inexperienced Kim Jung Un got it and I can guarantee that the Iranians are not far behind. So now we can expect a nuclear test from the North Koreans with the Iranians charging ahead to build a nuclear weapon and delivery system. “This President, as was so aptly put by Jackson Diehl in the Washington Post will continue with his –delay defense– and do nothing until after the election.”
I get the sense that the President believes that rockets and missiles are just a bunch of unnecessary fireworks, cost too much, and not needed as long as we have “The Great Negotiator” in charge. After all, didn’t he reset relations with Russia, talk the Iranians into behaving reasonably, get the French and Germans to like us again and of course give rise to the Arab Spring with his town hall meeting in Cairo?
By the way, does everyone realize that the only way to put an American Astronaut into space these days is on a Russian vehicle! Perhaps we will soon have the option of using a North Korean or Iranian booster rocket. Talk about the ultimate in outsourcing.
In his estimated $800 billion stimulus package the President couldn’t find $3 billion to continue with manned space flight while spending 100’s of billions on “non shovel-ready” projects. The NASA manned space program, a shining example of American ingenuity and exceptionalism (which employed thousands and supported hundreds of communities) is now dead in the water.
Instead, with missiles being launched and nuclear weapons being built by rogue regimes, our great leader rambles on about the economic benefits of the idiotic “Buffet Rule” which at best will generate revenues of $4 billion per year against our $ 16 trillion debt. Is this man clueless or what?
Jimmy, I hope there is room for all of us in Margaritaville if this inept bungler is re-elected!
Let’s not forget:
With 204 days left until Barack The Pretender gets voted out of office
US National Debt stands at: $15.7 trillion
Jobless rate stands at: 15.2 million people
The price of gas is: $3.92 for a gallon of Regular
And that’s the way it is here: a little left of right