If it weren’t so sad, it would be funny.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe opened this morning taking broad swipes at the GOP field for being foreign-policy-feckless, and furthering their point by insisting that we must have sound foreign policy judgement in the next President – like Obama’s…
Got that? Obama’s foreign policy judgement is sound. Okay? Now, let’s remember:
In a 2002 Chicago speech – organized, by the way, by his radical friends Marilyn Katz, Bernadine Dohrn, & Bill Ayers – Obama called Iraq the ‘dumb’ war and Afghanistan the ‘good’ war. Bam-Bam’s been dining out on that speech as the shining jewel of his FP chops ever since. Over the weekend we learn, that this GENIUS-of-Foreign-Policy-Judgement has led us to the following:
1. IRAQ: OBAMA’s cynically political decision to have the Iraqi troops 100% home for Christmas will likely result in the worst kind of back-sliding, VERY likely redounding to the benefit of IRAN. Even lefty analyists say so. Result? Yet another enemy of Israel emboldened THANKS TO OBAMA.
2. AFGHANISTAN: Hamid Karzai just told the world that Afghanistan will choose Pakistan as their ally AGAINST the United States should there be a need to pick sides. Doesn’t matter, frankly, why or when we have to pick sides. The guy we spent 10 years trying to help in the war Obama APPROVED of, HATES US – LETHALLY. Not just diplomatic hate. Take up arms and KILL YOU hate.
So! Obama was 180 degrees WRONG about BOTH of the big ticket wars we have on the ground he’s been PREENING he’s been so RIGHT about since 2002.
There’s nothing Herman Cain lacks in judgement, as a man, as a leader, to make SOUND Foreign Policy judgement that he can’t learn in a briefing book.
Obama’s problem is EXACTLY the OPPOSITE: There aren’t enough briefing books in the world to help him – he’s too arrogant, too prison-bound in his ideology.
And do we even need to pick the scab of how he’s directly treated England? Or Israel? When you consider that England & Israel have traditionally been America’s strongest and most important allies, and the unutterably shabby way he has treated them – IT’S LAUGHABLE that Obama’s FP judgement is admirable.
Laughable… Until you cry.