Decisively Indecisive – Obama’s Muddle East War

13 September 2013

Not a Misspell – Barack Obama’s ideological misuse of U.S. Armed Forces has successfully – depending on your definition of success – set up a situation in the Middle East that threatens to ignite World War 3. Muddled is the word.

Consider the perspective of Historian Victor Davis Hanson on a President Who Leads From Behind:

I was underwhelmed. I’d like to think everybody was. He wants to use force, but he doesn’t quite want to use force. It’s going to be substantial, but not very substantial. He really thinks it’s important to consult Congress, but he wasn’t going to do it. But then when he got in trouble, he was going to do it, and then when they were going to vote no against him, he postponed it. He really believes you always have to do it, but of course, he didn’t do it in Libya. And the winner of everything is Vladimir Putin. I mean, he’s Machiavelli. He’s absolutely, in a diabolical way, brilliant, because suddenly, a man with no aircraft carrier group, no Nobel Prize, no big economy, no democracy, is the moral superior to the President. He’s posing as a man who stopped a rash and immature Obama from killing people and breaking stuff. Meanwhile, he stole Bashar Assad. 99% of the people you kill, you don’t need WMD. You just keep killing them. And we’ll talk for the next month about WMD while this naïve in America keeps trusting us. It’s a win-win situation for everybody. And then Obama is reminded by Putin I prevented you from embarrassing yourself, because you would have been turned down by the Congress. He couldn’t have acted anyway. This way, you’ve got an out with my phony negotiations, which have already made you alter your presidential address. And next week, I’ll probably alter it again with a new idea.” — Victor Davis Hanson On The President’s “Mini-Munich” Speech and America’s Looming Challenge

What do we see in Obama’s Muddle East policy, if such there be?

  • A false premise that Syrian rebels are our allies
  • A false premise that Syrian rebels want ‘democracy’
  • A false premise that just because he sits in the office of president that, somehow, he now has intelligence superior to 535 members of Congress and vastly superior to the aggregate intelligence of 310,000,000 fellow citizens
Whether Sunni or Shia - Islam is the real enemy
Whether Sunni or Shia – Islam is the real enemy

If his policy was based on Biblical truth and an accurate historical perspective, his choices would be radically different and he would enjoy the support of Congress and citizen alike.

Truth is the way things really are. Therefore, the only foreign policy that can serve our national interests is a policy based wholly and transparently on truth.

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.” — Winston Churchill

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