Barack Obama has used his Presidency to do little more than weaken the United States of America and now events are spiraling out of control around both him and us. His first real focus was to go on an apology tour.
President Barack Obama has finished the second leg of his international confession tour. In less than 100 days, he has apologized on three continents for what he views as the sins of America and his predecessors.
Mr. Obama told the French (the French!) that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe. In Prague, he said America has “a moral responsibility to act” on arms control because only the U.S. had “used a nuclear weapon.” In London, he said that decisions about the world financial system were no longer made by “just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy” — as if that were a bad thing. And in Latin America, he said the U.S. had not “pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors” because we “failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas.”
By confessing our nation’s sins, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that Mr. Obama has “changed the image of America around the world” and made the U.S. “safer and stronger.” s evidence, Mr. Gibbs pointed to the absence of protesters during the Summit of the Americas this past weekend.
Stronger by confessing to our sins.
Obama made clear he does not believe in the exceptionalism of America
Mr. Obama was asked in Europe if he believes in American exceptionalism. He said he did — in the same way that “the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks in Greek exceptionalism.” That’s another way of saying, “No.”
Rove was prescient:
When a president desires personal popularity, he can lose focus on vital American interests. It’s early, but with little to show for the confessions, David Axelrod of Team Obama was compelled to say this week that the president planted, cultivated and will harvest “very, very valuable” returns later. Like what?
Rove was dead on correct. Obama was more (and still is) interested in his own popularity than the welfare of his country. Now the returns are coming in.
The greatest leak of classified information in history has occurred under Barack Obama.
In the greatest leak in the history of the United States military, WikiLeaks is publishing 391,832 classified documents on the Iraq war on the Internet. The field reports from soldiers cast a new light on the war — documenting in a unique way how the highly armed American military was helpless in the conflict for years.
The Obama administration reacted with…..um……umbrage:
“We deplore WikiLeaks for inducing individuals to break the law, leak classified documents,” the Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told SPIEGEL (see the box below, “US Reaction to Iraq War Logs,” for the full statement), “and then cavalierly share that secret information with the world, including our enemies.”
Well, that takes care of that! Assange was so intimidated that he plans another huge dump of classified data:
The Pentagon warned the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees that the website WikiLeaks.org “intends to release several hundred thousand” classified U.S. State Department cables as soon as Nov. 26.
The documents “touch on an enormous range of very sensitive foreign policy issues,” Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Elizabeth King wrote yesterday in an e-mail to the defense panels.
“We anticipate that the release could negatively impact U.S. foreign relations,” she wrote, telling committee staff members that “we will brief you once we have a better understanding of what documents the WikiLeaks publication contains.”
That is no doubt making America stronger. After considering Obama’s “what me worry” attitude with regard to the disclosure of this classified intel, one wonders if Obama in reality condones the leaks- if not more than that.
In a major embarrassment for the Obama administration an imposter participated in high level talks with the US military.
The New York Times had earlier reported that a fake Taliban leader had met three times with NATO and Afghan officials.
He was even flown to Kabul on a NATO aircraft and ushered into the presidential palace to meet with Karzai, who has appealed to the Taliban to come to the negotiating table, the paper said.
China and Russia have abandoned the dollar for bilateral trade.
St. Petersburg, Russia – China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.
Obama’s policy toward North Korea has been one of weakness.
Unfortunately, the statements and actions Obama has taken so far in response to the communist state’s latest series of provocations suggest he has little idea how to deal with such a situation – particularly when appealing to the United Nations and issuing sternly-worded warnings he has no intention of backing up with effective action fail to solve the problem.
As President Obama is hopefully beginning to learn, neither stern words, nor pleas, nor concessions are particularly effective problem-solving tactics in the real world. Whether this lesson will sink in deeply enough to cause the rigidly ideological Democratic executive to change his approach to foreign belligerence, though, is another question altogether.
Barack Obama is used to sympathetic audiences back in Chicago, where the bedazzled never questioned him. He’s never quite grasped the fact that the real world is somewhat different.
Obama’s impotence has spurred North Korea to commit an act of war against South Korea. Obama’s top envoy for North Korea policy declared that this incident is “serious” but not a “crisis.” Obama then responded to the attack with a full spread of……….words:
Obama, strongly condemning the attack, told Lee that North Korea must stop its provocative actions, which will only lead to further isolation, and fully abide by the terms of the Armistice Agreement and its obligations under international law.
Then Obama called on China for help:
“We want to make sure all the parties in the region recognize that this is a serious and ongoing threat that has to be dealt with,” the president added.
He specifically called on China to stand firm and “make clear to North Korean that there are a set of international rules that they need to abide by.”
China in turn said “Gee it’s tough Wen it hits the fan. You’re on your own.”
President Barack Obama’s call for China to put more pressure on North Korea to stop military attacks on South Korea may go unheeded in Beijing, where officials refuse to pin any blame on their ally, analysts say
Events are nearly out of control. America is no longer respected or feared. This is result of a weak man being President. Each passing day makes it more and painfully clear that this nation has made a grave mistake in electing Obama.
Well, Obama could always take another trip:
The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to run Air Force One every hour.
The U.S. military has provided an updated estimate on that cost, first published by a taxpayer watchdog group and confirmed by FoxNews.com, and the number is staggering — $181,757 per hour. That’s the price tag for shuttling around President Obama, who, as it turns out, has spent more days abroad in his first two years than any other president.