All right, all right, all right. We’ve all heard it, folks— as bad as the economy’s been under President Obama… he simply can’t be touched on foreign policy. That’s his strong point— and if Mitt Romney dares to try and criticize him, he’ll be on shaky ground.
I mean— look at how much Obama’s done for us! All the drone attacks— Al Qaeda is decimated! Meanwhile, Obama’s succeeded in restoring America’s image around the world, after the beating it took under that reckless cowboy, Bush—
And, don’t forget… as the brilliant and witty Joe Biden has said, “Osama bin Laden is dead…and GM is alive!”
Okay, okay— I’ve had enough. And I’m willing to bet that, to be honest, so have you. Aside from the fact that GM’s “revival” is not what it’s cracked up to be—thank the president’s poor handling of China for that… and his unwillingness to cut the corporate tax and encourage businesses to move here— aside from that… the ever-continuing chaos in the Middle East would seem to imply that Obama killing Osama did not end the threat of Al Qaeda. Point of fact, now we have rioters chanting, “Obama!— Obama!— we are all Osama!” Meanwhile, the Administration finally admits that the riots were organized by terrorists… after constant blubbering along the lines of, “Oh, it was the evil filmmaker whose disgusting film that insulted The Prophet caused them to get mad and trash KFC, storm our embassies, and kill our ambassador to Libya!”
I’m with Greg Gutfeld on this: Look, the Administration is claiming that the reason it took so long for them to admit it was terrorism is… they wanted to wait until they had all the facts. Okay… so why did they go out there, so quick to link the garbage movie to the outburst of the Islamist Occupiers— when they didn’t have all the facts?
The simple fact of the matter is: the nonsense about “They hate us because we’re bullying them!” is disproven. Obama’s kept going around since taking office, pleading with the world to like us because we will no longer “show arrogance”. (I know— he did not use the specific words “I/we apologize” or “I’m/we’re sorry”— but anyone with a brain knows exactly what Conservatives mean when we say he’s been apologizing for America.) What has it gotten us? Growing chaos in the Middle East— the Muslim Brotherhood gaining power in Egypt, thereby threatening the peace with Israel— and Iran coming closer and closer to developing nuclear weapons, while Ahmadinejad repeats his pledge (on Yom Kippur, of all days) to eliminate the state of Israel. (“Oh, but he didn’t mean it— something was lost in the translation!”)
We have NASA humiliated by our president, as he re-commissioned our space agency to focus on Muslim outreach, of all things. We keep bending over backwards for CAIR— overlooking any reports of possible honor killings and the rise of Sharia Law in communities within our borders. And speaking of borders… ours is still porous, still wide open for terrorists along with drug traffickers. And yes, our border agents keep finding Al-Qaeda-style gear and literature near the southern border.
And to top it all off… our executive branch still refuses to say “War on Terror”. “Man Caused Disasters” and “Overseas Contingency Operations”, anyone?
The reason, of course, is that Obama and friends dare not admit that the killing of Osama bin Laden was far from the great victory against terrorism in the world they kept making it out to be. He’s dead— great; I’m glad about it. But to act as if it’s the be-all, end-all of the war against those who wish to do us harm is absurd. It’s naïve, it’s ridiculous— it’s evidence of incompetence in matters of national defense.
If the riots and radicalism in the Middle East right now should tell us anything, it’s this: Barack Obama is guilty of letting down America’s guard. We failed to anticipate that they’d do something in memory of 9/11— and even without that, we failed to keep our embassies secure. Now, a respected ambassador is head, along with those precious few around to try and protect him.
Osama bin Laden is dead… and Islamic terrorism is alive. All in all… not so hot.
Next week, we’ll be looking at the first Romney vs. Obama debate. Until then…
(White House photo)