Sunday, June 20, 2010

Obama failing on the world stage

The American public has elected a president that is inexperienced that lacks the testicular fortitude to lead this country. In my opinion Barack Obama Is a miserable failure and Jimmy Carter on steroids. The USA is lacking respect in the eyes of the rest of the world and Obama flounders and fumbles with every task. Check out this latest rebuke of Obama by US New and World Report. It would appear that the press is beginning to turn on Barry O.

Les Gelb wrote of Obama, “He is so self-confident that he believes he can make decisions on the most complicated of issues after only hours of discussion.” Strategic decisions go well beyond being smart, which Obama certainly is. They must be based on experience that discerns what works, what doesn’t—and why. This requires experienced staffing, which Obama and his top appointees simply do not seem to have. Or as one Middle East commentator put it, “There are always two chess games going on. One is on the top of the table, the other is below the table. The latter is the one that counts, but the Americans don’t know how to play that game.”

Recent U.S. attempts to introduce more meaningful sanctions against Iran produced a U.N. resolution that is way less than the “crippling” sanctions the administration promised. The United States even failed to achieve the political benefit of a unanimous Security Council vote. Turkey, the Muslim anchor of NATO for almost 60 years, and Brazil, our largest ally in Latin America, voted against our resolution. Could it be that these long-standing U.S. allies, who gave cover to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s nuclear ambitions, have decided that there is no cost in lining up with America’s most serious enemies and no gain in lining up with this administration?
It will be interesting to see if this is just the beginning of the end of the great press coverage the Obama administration has gotten from the mains stream media. In the past the MSM has had a love affair with their president that they helped get elected.

Cross posted at sayanythingblog.com
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