“Bumps in the Road”
Thomas Sowell recently said of Obama, “His desire to redistribute wealth domestically is part of a larger ideological vision that includes a redistribution of power internationally.” Frighteningly, Sowell observes, “What many regard as a failure of Obama’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, may well be one of his biggest successes.” In Obama’s mind, that is.
Antagonistic assumption? We can speculate about Obama’s personal intentions for our country. What we can be completely sure about is what the evidence clearly indicates, which is that his foreign policy, especially with regard to the Middle East, has not been conducive to a strong and safe America.
Heritage’s chart chronicling how Obama has orchestrated his foreign policy goals during his time in office is quite telling:
As Heritage’s Morgan Roach has noted:
“Attempts to placate tyrants have done little to further U.S. interests. Since President Obama took office, Iran has moved closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon, the governments elected in the wake of the “Arab Spring” display violent disdain for the United States and American values, and the Administration’s unrealistic one-year deadline for an Israeli–Palestinian peace agreement raised Palestinian hopes that could not be fulfilled and led them to push for unilateral statehood at the United Nations.”
Should the United States be in the business of placating tyrants? Of course not. This is an unacceptable way for America’s Commander in Chief to behave. Unfortunately, his September 25 speech at the United Nations, in which, among other flaws, he tiptoed around Iran and failed to defend free speech, indicated that he is far from adopting good foreign policy for America.