I seem to remember in the months leading up to the recent presidential election and for some time since, being told that things would be different once Obama was elected. He promised to use diplomacy(apparently a word that he thought GWB had never heard before) to force the World to, once again, fall in love with America. He specifically told us that he would employ this diplomacy to improve our relationship with Iran.
Well, last week, instead of working out the nuclear issue with the sensible Iranians as he had promised, he went to the Russians (Watch that Putin, he’s a nut too.) and negotiated with them to discontinue providing the Iranians with support for their nuclear programs. That ought to get those Iranians to love us. I’ll bet they invited Obama over for tea after that brilliant piece of maneuvering.
Today, we are told that Hillary has threated North Korea. She is now insisting that they end their nuclear programs. Or, what? What sort of threat is any nation going to buy from “Mr. Scale Back Our Military Options and Negotiate?” Good luck with all that. And, how is this policy any different than that of GWB? Oh yeah, these policies have no teeth.
We should be threatening Cuba and Venezuela any day now, and then Obamawill threaten Pakistan some more. Now that’s diplomacy. Isn’t it interesting to see that the same irrational people that Bush had problems with are the same irrational people that are lining up to cause Obama problems?
America’s enemies are our enemies because they choose to be so. They want to be our enemies. In fact, people like Castro and Chavez make their ‘political hay’ out of hating America and pumping others up to do the same. They have absolutely no incentive to negotiate or work with us, and they never will. We may buy them off for a time, but they will always return to the America-hating trough because it is their bread and butter.
Our job is to separate the truly dangerous ones from the ones who are simply annoying. We must ignore the ones that are simply annoying no matter how they buzz about our faces. The dangerous ones have to be crushed. It’s just that simple. Obama needs to take a page out of Teddy Roosevelt’s playbook. He said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Obama will have no stick at all, and will keep increasing the rhetoric until all our enemies hear is an annoying screech…which they will continue to ignore.
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