How does The Enterprise figure President Obama took “the right direction” on foreign policy? Let me see if I can understand this: Iraq, one of the largest oil producers, falling into the hands of Al-Qaida is an intelligent move and heading us in the “the right direction.”
Overthrowing Moammar Gadhafi in Libya and replacing him with an Al-Qaida-backed “Muslim Brotherhood” rebellion is the “right direction.” Leaving God knows who else in charge of Afghanistan is the “right direction.”
More than likely, Obama is leaving a giant mess for his successor to clean up. Don’t be surprised if the United States has to send troops into Iraq, Afghanistan and/or God knows where else later to deal with the grim results of the pullout. May was described in the news as the bloodiest month in Iraq in five years. Al-Qaida is on the “path to defeat”?
Where have you been, Mr. President? Obama took his responsibilities as commander-in-chief to deal with the current military situation and chucked them. Lincolnesque? I think not. Right direction? I urge The Enterprise to conduct a little experiment: Go onto the web and do periodic Google news searches of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The results are chilling.
Meanwhile, Obama’s official position is America’s war on terror “like all wars, must end.” Is this the first real admission from the president up until this point (including the previous four years of his presidency) that our country has truly been at “war with terrorism”? Oops.
Setting this little hiccup aside, since the war on terror must end, when should it end? Under what conditions should it end? With American victory, or American defeat? Neither? Maybe “it’s complicated.”
Or does Obama want to make it official, and, as one commentator put it, sit across from the peace table with terrorist leaders and sign an agreement? Wouldn’t that be a sight to see? Puts him right up there with Abraham Lincoln, doesn’t it? Watching Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant? Only difference being, which side of the table is surrendering? Doesn’t matter, it’s complicated.