The chaos we see throughout the world results from the Obama misadministration’s lack of preparedness and manifest incompetence from the start. Or does it? Either that or we are left with a much darker possibility: This misadministration deliberately has sought to undermine the power and influence of the United States throughout the world. Increasingly I am of the view that there is a noxious mix of both tendencies, or that we have two-sides of the same coin. I might have been wrong when I stated in the March 16 excerpt above that, “to call it a policy designed for America’s defeat gives it too much credit.” I am reluctantly coming to conclude that the Obamistas do not prepare, and do name inept National Security Advisors and ignorant Secretaries of State and Ambassadors precisely because it fits in with their world view, to wit, that all would be better with a less active, less effective, less influential United States. They want a post-American world…
Our stupid leftists at home and in Europe referred to Bush as a “cowboy.” Nope. They had their Western character wrong. He was the sheriff, and when the sheriff asks you to join his posse to nail the bad guys, well you have a choice. Bush made clear what that choice was, “You are either with us or you are against us.” The Bush administration put together some amazing coalitions. This misadministration has thrown that all away.
It will take years to repair the damage, if it can be repaired.
Yes, it will take years, but someone has to want to try to repair it, and to know how to go about it. Obama is hardly the only problem. If Hillary Clinton (or any other Democrat that comes to mind) is elected in 2016, one or both of those criteria will be lacking.
It turns out that no one has been around to answer that 3 AM call. Or they’ve answered and said, “Sorry, wrong number.”