Obama has had some successes on the foreign policy front. I mean, some successes that actually benefit the
instead of another crappy, idiotic US global warming climate change treaty. He did take out Usama bin Laden, although apparently he and his incompetent Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett, had to be dragged kicking and screaming to do it. And the East Asia desk at the State Department has been working overtime and coming up with some major accomplishments, including a budding alliance against a belligerent and somehow getting a dissident out of that country. China
But on the whole? Obama’s foreign policy has been disastrous. Jed Babbin at American Spectator gives the sickening rundown in an essay appropriately titled “Losing the World to Win Reelection”:
The greatest irony of the year is that Obama is touted as a master of national security and foreign policy. Yes, an operation he approved killed bin Laden. But the only other evidence of that mastery is the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2009, apparently in anticipation of his great deeds. His record is, simply, appalling.
? In 2009, after the Honduran supreme court removed dictator wannabe Manuel Zelaya, who was constitutionally precluded from succeeding himself, the Obama administration labeled it a "coup d'état" and refused to stand behind the democratic temporary government. (Zelaya's successor was later chosen in a national election.) Honduras
-- and the threat it faces from Israel -- is Obama's greatest failure. Obama has been in office for nearly four years, but he has yet to visit Iran . His enmity toward Prime Minister Netanyahu has led to Israel 's isolation. The gap between the two men means that when Israel decides to take military action against Israel , as it must, we will probably not know anything about it until the operation is underway. The distrust between the two leaders is that great. Iran
England, whose Prime Minister reportedly was tucked in bed on Air Force One by Obama on the return flight from an NCAA basketball game, may have thought that the "special relationship" forged by FDR and Churchill was still alive. That thought evaporated after Obama's declaration that
was neutral in the face of America 's revival of the Argentina Falkland Islandsdispute over which it began a war with the thirty years ago. UK
, which was promised a ground-based missile defense system by President Bush, was stunned by Obama's sudden reversal. He promised, instead, a sea-based system that our Navy lacks the numbers of ships to provide, and which has no plan or budget to build them. Poland
As badly as our allies have been treated, Obama has embraced our enemies as much or more.
, Iran , Syria , and North Korea openly support Islamist terrorism around the globe. Pakistan , hiding under cover of secretive Islamic banking transactions, is still funding terrorist groups. Russian opposition to missile defenses for Saudi Arabia Europeis likely the principal subject of Obama's sotto voce message for Putin that he'll have "more flexibility" once he's re-elected.
Obama's appeasement of
is manifest. Congress passed increased sanctions against Iran last year. In March, Obama exempted Iran and ten European nations from compliance with those sanctions. Japan 's nuclear program continues without any effective American action against it. Iran
His foreign policy in general has been so bad that Mass Effect fans might wonder if he has been indoctrinated by Reapers. It is imperative that Obama be voted out of office this November.