America is Acting Insane
Our Congress and Obama are total schizophrenics. No one has any idea of what anyone else is doing. They tie themselves into knots trying to convince us we are the problem. We are not the problem. When only 37% approve of BO’s foreign policy there is a huge problem with the administration, not the 57% who disapprove. While he mocks “climate deniers”, goes on vacations, and plays golf, the people he should be governing are kept in the dark. Kerry, in the meantime is off reading poetry about the oceans.
BO will be giving a speech today on Iraq. It will be as confusing and non-coherent as the rest of his speeches. Just to give some historical perspective on the Iraq invasion….from Instapundit
Talk about schizophrenic.
The biggest barrier to sending in troops or bombing/droning in Iraq is the simple fact disaffected Sunnis (our allies) have joined in to fight the Maliki Shiite government. See, that government has abused the Kurds and Sunnis since BO’s missteps in leaving Iraq and, have aligned themselves with Iran. If BO thinks being as divisive in foreign policy as he has been concerning domestic policies, he has to know it isn’t working in America’s best interests.
There was general agreement on the panel that we haven’t been very good at “coercive diplomacy,” as Ross put it. Hannah observed that “over the last three years the Iranians have done pretty well.” Indeed, the administration’s willingness to bug out of Iraq and Afghanistan with no residual troops; allow Iran free rein in Syria; permit Iran to continue sponsorship of terrorism with no real consequences; and give sanctions relief with no permanent dismantling of its nuclear program has conveyed the impression the United States is unwilling to assert its influence and protect its interests.
Even our “liberation” of Libya is questionable. That particular government is outraged at the abduction of one of its citizens, Abu Khattala, and wants him released immediately, even though he was complicit in the murder of a US Ambassador and three others. A Conversation with Abu Khattala before his capture. Libyan Government Demands U.S. Return Detained Benghazi ‘Mastermind’.
The government of Libya is demanding that the United States return Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a man the Obama administration is calling the “mastermind” of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American embassy in Benghazi, calling the arrest an “infringement” on Libya’s sovereignty.
Whether in its support for Assad’s chlorine-gas attacks in Syria or in its own numerous atrocities at home and across the world, Iran has no qualms about using death and fear as political weapons. A case in point is Iran’s plot in 2011 to blow up a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., in order to kill a Saudi diplomat. Former CENTCOM commander James Mattis tells the story here.
Of course, it isn’t only ISIS and Iran. In Yemen, fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) film themselves massacring unsuspecting villagers. In Kenya, Al-Shabaab has just murdered fans watching the World Cup. In Nigeria, Boko Haram slit throats and kidnaps children. (A celebrity-led hashtag campaign has thus far rescued no children.) In Beirut, Iran’s ally Hezbollah casually murders its democratic opponents. These cases are just a few from the swamp of Islamic terrorism.
BO says there will be no “mission creep” in Iraq. That’s after he has already sent an aircraft carrier that does “surveillance flights” over Iraq, 275 more Marines to help guard the embassy and, now sending 300 Green Beret as “advisors” to the Iraq military. BO is hinting Maliki must go. That worked so well in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Iraq already, so let’s try it again. Maybe he’ll draw another “red line” or tell us how the “moderate” Iran will help. The Next Chapter in Iraq: Airpower and Boots on the Ground
Always remember that delay leads to more Iranian involvement. Letting Iran appear “moderate” is beyond foolish. Everything else concerning any other political, and diplomatic solutions for Iraq and the region is second order. After all, the Sunnis and Shias have been killing each with whatever weapons were at their disposal since Mohammed died. Adding Islamic nuclear bombs to the mix can only multiply the horror. So much for Islam being a 21st Century religion of peace.
Get ready, there will be “boots on the ground”. This is going to get uglier very quickly.