President Obama’s foreign policy is in shambles. Nowhere is his performance whether he or Democrats admit it or not. Caroline Glick blisters the Obama policy:
Since January 2009, the Muslim world has become vastly more radicalized. No Islamist government in power in 2009 has been overthrown. But several key states — first and foremost Egypt — that were led by pro-Western, US-allied governments when Obama entered office are now ruled by Islamists.
It is true that the election results in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and elsewhere are not Obama’s fault. But they still expose the wrongness of his policy. Obama’s policy of putting daylight between the US and Israel, and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood against US allies like Mubarak involves being bad to America’s friends and good to America’s enemies. This policy cannot help but strengthen your enemies against yourself and your friends.
Rather than contend with the bitter consequences of his policy, Obama and his surrogates have opted to simply deny the dangerous reality he has engendered through his actions. Even worse they have come up with explanations for maintaining this policy despite its flagrant failure.
Nowhere was this effort more obvious than in a made-to-order New York Times analysis this week titled, “As Islamists gain influence, Washington reassesses who its friends are.”
It is difficult to argue that America is better liked under Obama than it was under Bush. It is virtually impossible to argue that it is more respected. Some argue that Obama has made a laughingstock of this country.
Anyone who knows history and Constitutional restraints is puzzled, if not scared, regarding what is happening in the US. I frequently get emails from international readers who question whether we have “lost our minds” with respect to Obama’s election and performance.
Few, other than some Democrat political hacks, will argue our foreign relations are better today than in the past. Ms. Glick expresses her view of the madness that attempts to pass as foreign policy:
Unlike the mujahadin in Afghanistan, the Muslim Brotherhood has never fought a common foe with the Americans. The US is supporting them for nothing — while seeking to win their support by turning on America’s most stable allies.
Can there be any doubt that this policy will end badly?
The only way the Obama foreign policy can be judged successful is by a standard too nefarious to contemplate — furthering the advance of Muslim world influence as the expense of America. If Obama is viewed as a “Manchurian (Muslim) Candidate,” then his policies, though treasonous, appear coherent. The other alternative is to attribute Obama’s performance to stupidity. Legacies built upon either stupidity or treason are neither long-lasting or desirable.
That one man can destroy the nation’s economy, the alliances, friendships and agreements developed over decades if not centuries, and do so without resistance is an indictment of a feckless and dysfunctional Congress. Such a condition evidences the death of both the Constitution and the Rule of Law.
That this man has any possibility of re-election is a further indictment against a dysfunctional nation.