Obama Policy Meltdown
by TOM MCLAUGHLIN
September 18, 2012
It's not about the film.
Radical Muslims kill us because we're Americans. That's what their sheiks and imams tell them to do. Jews, Americans, and the British are at the top of their hit list - and in that order. All other westerners are on the list too, along with all other infidels (non-Muslims) which comprise about five out of six people on earth. That's what it's all about and I'm going to assume Obama doesn't understand this, because the alternative is just too scary to contemplate.
The president's spokesman, Jay Carney, said last Friday: "This is a fairly volatile situation, and it is in response not to U.S. policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video - a film - that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting."
He's in La-La Land. Not to the Obama Administration? They must be deaf at the White House because across the Middle East thousands are chanting: "Obama! Obama! We are all Osama!"
The Obama Administration and its supporters in the Mainstream Media still insist, however, that it's all about the film. On "Meet The Press" Sunday, Obama's UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, repeated the mantra: "This is a response to a hateful and offensive video."
What shocks me most about all this is how deeply the Mainstream Media is in the tank for Obama. I've known for years that they were biased, but I see now that they have no shame, none. They're Obama whores. Rather than acknowledge that Obama's foreign policy is a shambles, they go after Mitt Romney for saying the US Embassy in Egypt shouldn't apologize. Within an instant, the entire Mainstream Media were repeating the same thing: that Romney was the fool here, not their brilliant, beloved president.
And just what was the Obama Middle East policy? I refer to it in the past tense because it's over, even if neither he nor the Mainstream Media know it yet. It was essentially this: When Muslims realize how nice Barack Obama is, and they realize that a majority of Americans elected him in 2008, they'll like Americans and they'll stop trying to kill us.
That's it. It sounds like I'm being sarcastic, but that was the extent of Obama's plan. As a candidate he said that he lived in Muslim country, went to a Muslim school, and has Muslim family members, that he was uniquely qualified because those were "powerful tools" to "make us safer." After he was elected, he went to Cairo in 2009 for a 7000-word speech called "New Beginning" saying: "There were very few moments in our lives when we can witness history taking place. This is one of those moments." It's embarrassing to watch, especially after last week's events.
Americans were so impressed by Obama's ability to read from a teleprompter that 52% voted for him. They expected the rest of the world to be as enthralled as they were. especially the Muslim world. But it wasn't. Why? Because the Muslim world knows that President Obama is all talk. They do not fear the United States with him as its commander-in-chief.
The Obama Administration is oblivious to how pervasive Radical Islam has become - not only in the Muslim world, but here in the United States itself. When US Army Major Nidal Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!" as he shot 42 fellow American soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13, the FBI bent over backwards to avoid offending Muslims. Their investigation downplayed Islam as the cause for Hasan's murderous rampage even though he exchanged twenty emails with Anwar al Awlaki leader of al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula!
The linguistic legerdemain employed by the Obama Administration would be comical if it weren't so deadly serious. It removed words like "Radical Islam"; "jihadist" and "terrorism" from national security documents. Hasan's murderous rampage wasn't Radical Muslim terrorism according to Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, it was "Workplace Violence." The War on Terror became "Overseas Contingency Operations." The illegal war Obama waged to topple Kaddafi last year? It wasn't a war; it was a "kinetic military action."
The Obama Administration won't call our enemy what it is for fear of offending them! That's bad enough by itself, but when US Marines guarding our Cairo Embassy in the now-Muslim-Brotherhood-controlled Egypt requested live ammunition for their weapons, their request was refused by Anne Patterson, Obama's Ambassador to Egypt. Have you heard anything about that in the Mainstream Media?
Didn't think so.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Tom McLaughlin is a (now retired) history teacher and a regular weekly columnist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire. He writes about political and social issues, history, family, education and Radical Islam. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.