After his election in 2008, Barack Obama gave his first televised interview to Fox News, laying out his Administration’s plans for dealing with countries in Asia and the Middle East. The President said the U.S. was no longer going to tolerate unilateral responsibilities and the leadership in these countries would have to begin earning their support from America…
… Just kidding – he gave his first TV interview to Al-Arabiya, an Arabic channel – and then went on an apology tour, explaining to the Middle East that we were going to be wussies for a while.
In Egypt, for instance, Barack Obama proposed “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” In other words, “speak softly and carry a bag full of American taxpayer money.” The disastrous Arab Spring followed, with the U.S. screwing the pooch on a massive opportunity to help the people of Iran. Does anyone know what the Obama Doctrine is? Forget about defining what terrorism is, I’d be happy at this point to just have the guy use the phrase from time to time.
Giving aid to any country not willing to go all in against terrorism is de facto support for terrorism, plain and simple – doesn’t President Obama see that? Forget I asked that. The countering of terrorist forces without a US President defining and demanding what that entails is a bit pointless, but giving the Muslim Brotherhood $250 million, while denying school kids a tour of the White House is damn ridiculous. I thought maybe the Boston bombings would light a fire under his behind, but I still haven’t even heard him say “Islamist Terrorist,” even though the two perpetrators are Islamist and terrorists.
While we’re on the subject, why is U.S. taxpayer support in the Middle East an entitlement? I know President Carter mandated foreign aid in the Camp David Accords, but I always thought the word “accord” meant both sides had to do something? The Muslim Brotherhood currently represses women, minorities, gays and has extended their hand to terrorist groups such as Hamas. I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t put up with this in the U.S., yet we give and we give and we give – and you know what we get back? Nothing. Egypt is not GM and not too big to fail.
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