Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Obama foreign policy incompetence is overshadowed by the economic incompetence.

The economy is all over the news right now.  Obama is still trying to play the blame game on Bush.  I particularly love that little diddy of his where he says that "we inherited a $600 Billion deficit from the previous administration" is the problem; and then he goes on to say he's going to fix the problems caused by said deficit with a $2 Trillion deficit.  Anyway the economy is in the crapper, it's the patient, and he's Dr. Kevorkian.

But I am not here to talk about that right now.  Let's talk about foreign policy.  Remember when Obama said during the campaign that basically the answer to foreign policy was to elect him and everyone would love us again?  Remember how he said he was just going to talk to all those people we didn't have a good relationship with?  It isn't quite working out.

Remember that Obama said that he would talk with Iran, with no pre-conditions?  As soon as he offered that officially he was snubbed.  The Iranian response went something like this, "Well we have pre-conditions for you.  Withdraw all your military forces to within your border, get rid of capitalism and convert to Islam."  Great.

How's it going with Venezuela?  Hugo Chavez has said that Obama is the same is Bush until he saw our economy.  Then he started praising Obama for taking a step in the right direction; and then said he needed to fully adopt socialism.  Great.

Oh, Iraq and Afghanistan.  We are out of Iraq, he essentially gave al Qaeda a date on when they could resume operations.  And did you know we are losing in Afghanistan?  Yeah, according to him we are.

Then there's Russia.  Obama offered, "Dear President Medvedev, we will stop building that missile defense shield that you don't like if you please please please make the Iranians stop building nuclear weapons."  Medvedev responded with, "How about this?  Screw you.  Dismantle the missile shield and we will not give you any help with Iran.  We are not going to barter with you.  We are going to keep helping Iran build nukes.  Have a nice day."

Finally, there's the UK.  Our closest allies.  First Obama snubs the PM saying he was too tired.  Then the PM gives the Obamas really nice gifts.  Obama gives a DVD box set and some models of Marine One ($15 at the White House gift shop.)  As if the British Prime Minister can't buy DVDs.

This administration is a joke and since he's making our country the punchline, it is not a funny joke.

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