Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) called Barack Obama wanting his foreign policy back. Appease, appease, appease seems to be the track for Barack Obama. Or, maybe ignore, ignore, ignore is more descriptive of the Obama Doctrine.
Whatever Barack Obama is doing is not working. In Obama’s address to the graduating class at West Point Military Academy, things got really trivial. Obama used the first person, singular, I, thirty-seven times to my count. This was not a speech about the future of the graduating West Point cadets. It was a speech to outline Barack Obama’s excuses and vision for foreign policy.
He launched into his mythical achievements instead of concentrating on the cadets and the future they face. He said, “Al Qaeda’s leadership on the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been decimated, and Osama bin Laden is no more. ”
Of course, we have known since September 11, 2001 that even though Al Qaeda had a leader, they were organized such that when that leader was eliminated, Al Qaeda would spread like cock roaches, starting new organizations in the image of Al Qaeda everywhere. And, they have gained ascendency in Libya, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, etc. They are all over, and are known by many different names.
Obama also says, “when a typhoon hits the Philippines, or schoolgirls are kidnapped in Nigeria, or masked men occupy a building in Ukraine, it is America that the world looks to for help.”
America has yet to help the Ukraine keep Russia out. The Nigerian kidnapped girls are still out there, somewhere. Yeah. we send humanitarian help to those struck by typhoons, and other natural disasters, but Obama seems to be afraid of Vladimir Putin.
Obama has yet to help anybody in Syria, and the Benghazi Cover Up is standard policy for the Obama White House.
Essentially, Obama says he will not get involved in foreign entanglements if the United States is not directly threatened. Of course, in most historical cases, our nation was not directly threatened. Think about Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq War I, and Iraq War II, and Afghanistan. The only direct threat was terrorism, and it is arguable that terrorist in the Middle East cannot directly hit the United States.
If you have any more delusions like this, you should not be President. In each of those cases there were threats to the United States, or one of our allies.
Whenever one of our allies or friends is challenged around the world, what do we do? That’s the basic issue Obama must answer. It is trivially simple when somebody is throwing bullets or missiles at us.
Like Neville Chamberlain, Obama will let the bad guys take over a significant portion of the world before he perceives a threat.