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An Administration Confused and Cynical at once

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Submitted by John W McGinley (United States), Feb 6, 2012 at 10:29

It becomes ever more clear that our nation put itself in the hands of a man -- often presented as intelligent -- who is both confused and cynical. Let us bracket, for the moment, his domestic economic policies. Bad as they are, the damage this man has and will cause in foreign policy is the major issue.

He is drawn to headline-catching and well-circumscribed military efforts such as his drone strikes and the killing of ben-Laden. ((It is to be noted that, apparently, he dithered for months before approving the ben Laden take-out. The success of that circumscribed action went to his head and he now has become a gambler.)) But the man has no over-arching strategic view of the multiple dangers to our country. Or, to be precise, his over-arching strategic view is one of actively diminishing American Power in the world. God bless us all if he is re-elected and "succesfully" takes us down that road to peridition. The world can be a pretty horrible mess under any circumstances. But absent American Power diabolical forces will be unleashed and, in some sense, the whole world will be subject to horrors exponentially greater than what obtains today. The living may up envying teh dead.

The President is especially disingenious with regard to Israel. Electorally he needs Jewish support in a number of key states and so he talks the talk. He also has supplied Israel with bunker bombs which are necessary to de-fang Iran's nuclear threat. But when Israel begins to act on its own -- and the Iran situation is one which, it appears, it must act on its own -- he acts like a spoiled child. Obama wants to avoid a stirke against Iran at all costs. He is betting the mortgage on sanctions. A terrible bet under the circumstances. And he will try to scuttle any unilateral action taken by Israel on its own. Thus the Panetta leak of last week. And there will be more moves by this Administration of a similiar ntaure.

Again I warn: A re-elected Obama will be the greatest danger to the well-being of our own nation and a mortal danger to the very existence of Israel. An Obama who no longer has to worry about getting re-elected will turn out to be the most dangerous President in history.

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