Monday, September 17, 2012

Amateur Hour: Obama's Smart Diplomacy Is Not All That Smart

President Obama came to office saying, and apparently believing, that a kinder, gentler, more deferential America would be better respected and loved around the world. However, thanks to his efforts, America's not receiving a whole lotta love these days.

Obama's Policy of Appeasement
The attacks in Egypt come a little over three years after the embarrassing Obama Cairo speech, in which the president created an entire mythology about the history of Islam, in vain hopes of appeasing his Egyptian hosts. The violence also follows ongoing comical efforts of the administration to assure us that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is not an extremist Islamic organization bent on turning Egypt into a theocratic state. And the attacks are simultaneous with President Obama’s ongoing and crude efforts to embarrass Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty killed in Libya

Obama & Hillary: Lies & Apologies to Islam
This is the President who mourned the loss of our 4 embassy staffers including Christopher Stevens, but doesn't mention the attack on the embassy in Egypt. He and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologize to the attackers for a movie. Hillary tells us that the Libyans carried Chris Stevens' body to the hospital which is an outright lie (An Arab television station broadcast images of our the ambassador's body being dragged through the streets). Does our President get angry? No. Instead he apologizes for a movie, a movie most protesters haven't even seen,  which neither he or Hillary have seen. 

Then, Obama refuses to take any questions from the press because he's in a hurry and where does he have to be that's more important than the crisis in the Middle East? Obama is headed for Las Vegas for a fundraiser and then on to Hollywood to guest with David Letterman. This is the man whom the mainstream media thinks is a master at foreign policy. 

Marc Thiessen of the Washington Post wrote yesterday:
"How long had it been since President Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting in the lead-up to the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya? After all, our adversaries are known to use the anniversary of 9/11 to target the United States.  
Sept. 5 - Last time Obama attended an intelligence briefing 
According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day after the attacks, but it was canceled ....and Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack.
But when it comes to intelligence, Obama is apparently so brilliant he can absorb the most complicated topics by himself in his study. He does not need to sit down for up to an hour a day with top intelligence officials, or hold more than 100 “deep dives” in which he invites CIA analysts into the Oval Office and gives them direct access to the commander in chief to discuss their areas of expertise. Such meetings are crutches this president does not need. Written briefings, questions and comments are enough. Obama has more important things to do — such as attend Las Vegas fundraisers."
James Clapper
Director, National
When it comes to Obama's foreign policy, his effort to appease Islam has been an utter failure, as we have seen in various polls that show no change in anti-American attitudes in the Middle East

Obama's National Intelligence Director  (an oxymoron) James Clapper told us during the Arab Spring uprising that “The ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ was NOT a religious group.

Then, the President downsized NASA and told us that NASA would have a new mission.  No longer was NASA going to be focused on big ideas like space stations, or going to Mars.
No, President Obama told our NASA director that he wanted him to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science.” How's that working out?

Obama: Not sure if Egypt is an ally or enemy
Earlier this week in a rare appearance on a non-showbiz outlet, President Obama, winging it on Telemundo, told his host that Egypt was neither an ally nor an enemy. We give 2 billion dollars a year to Egypt and our President can't decide if Egypt is an ally or an enemy. 

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the local doctor who fingered bin Laden to the Americans sits in jail. Why? Because our President and his White House leaked all the information on the capture of  Osama bin-Laden, to the point of putting the Pakistani doctor's life in jeopardy. Why would our President do such a thing? Because he wants to use the killing of OBL to convince the American people that he is a someone who is tough on terrorism, even if the White House and the Homeland Security Dept. forbid the use of the term "Islamic terrorism." 

Ft. Hood Shooting termed an "Act of Workplace Violence"
Meanwhile, terrorist acts like the Ft. Hood shooting where Islamic terrorist, Army Major Nidal Hassan shot and killed 13 soldiers and seriously wounded 31 others has been termed by the White House and the Dept. of Homeland Security as an act of "workplace violence." I suspect that they will also call the killing of our Ambassador and 3 staffers as a tragic instance of "workplace violence" as well. So much for Obama's war on terror.

Obama’s reset on Islam and his Middle East policy was known as “smart diplomacy.” Tragically, after 4 yrs of this “smart diplomacy”, the chickens have come home to roost.

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