Saturday, September 22, 2012

Obama's Tragic Foreign Policy Failure in the Middle East

Over the last couple of weeks, the Muslim world has exploded in anti-America violence that have left more than a dozen people dead, including the American Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

The violence started on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America that killed 3,000 Americans.

Initially, the Obama administration insisted that the violence was a random response to some obscure film, made by an Egyptian Coptic Christian who had immigrated to America.  The film had depicted the Muslim "Prophet" Muhammad in a less than flattering light.

As we later learned, the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was part of a planned, coordinated terror attack.

President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and other Obama administration officials spent nine days denying this, in spite of the Libyan government and other sources surfacing evidence to the contrary.

Now we are learning that the Obama administration may have been warned three days in advance of attacks, yet they did nothing to protect the Ambassador and the other three Americans who were brutally murdered.

Thank god for the internet, which enabled Americans to get the real truth about this from a British publication (The Daily Mail) which broke the story several days before it surfaced in the American media.

With the unprecedented American media bias towards Obama during this election cycle and the last, can you image what would have happened if the American news was still monopolized by ABC, CBS, and NBC?

We may have never found out the truth.

What was Obama's response to the murder of four Americans?  Waste American tax money running commercials in the Middle East that essentially apologize for America's fundamental belief in freedom of speech.

I am no neo-con crusader who thinks we should be wasting American tax money and the lives of our kids trying to force western democracies on the tribal peoples in the Middle East.  I was against the Iraq War from the very beginning.  While I supported military action to bring the 9/11 terrorists to justice, I was against the 10 year long, futile nation-building exercise in Afghanistan from the beginning.

However, I ABSOLUTELY agree with President Reagan that America should be dealing with the world in a position of strength.

Unfortunately, Obama is proving himself to be more and more like Jimmy Carter every day -- running around apologizing for fundamental American values like freedom of speech, while refusing to call terrorists terrorists due to some twisted sense of global political correctness.

Reagan was right -- Peace through Strength.

The wimpy appeasement of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama is dead wrong.

Yes, dead wrong, as the families of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other three Americans who were murdered in the Libya know all too well.