Ever since President Barack Obama was first elected, America’s presence in the world has been on the decline. No longer seen as a Superpower, we are watching terrorists reclaim Iraq away from the regime America helped install in that nation.
Obama’s reckless foreign policy is putting the lives of thousands of Iraqis in danger, and is putting Americans at risk from attacks from radical Islamists as they are emboldened around the world.
Rush Limbaugh has an interesting take on just how Obama – who has spent more than 6 years in office blaming former President George W. Bush for everything – is really at fault for this epic foreign policy failure:
He says Obama’s base and the people the Democrats need to turn out in November will not do that if there is a full-fledged Iraq operation now. That may be true. But then he said what’s gonna happen half the midterms, then Obama’s gonna go in there and commit boots on the ground and wipe ISIS out. That’s where I just don’t see it. I must respectfully disagree.
I will turn to Syria, in part, as evidence. But before getting there, let me ask a question: What does Obama care about Iraq? Look, folks. (chuckles) I’ve really tried to rein myself in today. A s frantic and as fast paced as this program has been today, it hasn’t even scratched the surface about the anger I really feel about all this. I don’t need to recount it. You’ve been here all program.
I mean, in the first two hours I’ve given you every detail about why this all ticks me off, the fraud that was the five years from 2003 to 2008 leading into the Obama campaign. In all that time, and since Obama became president, can anybody find for me one sample, one example, one bit of evidence that says Obama even cares about the place? It’s intelligence guided by experience.
Barack Obama cut his bones on thinking Iraq is worthless, meaningless, and has no value whatsoever to the United States. The Iraqi war was unjust and it was immoral. It was uncalled for. We had no business there, and he was gonna get us out — and after he got us out, the world was gonna love us! Our enemies would become our friends and respect for the US would be restored, and there would be a kumbaya utopia all over the world, brought to us by Obama.
He cut his bones delivering a speech in 2002, suggesting that paying any attention to Iraq after 9/11 was a waste of time and a waste of money, it was irrelevant, it didn’t matter. There’s no evidence in the public record that Obama cares a whit about Iraq. I don’t think he would care if it went under. The last thing… In fact, don’t forget, everything these people do is political. The last that Obama wants is a stable Iraq!
That would make the Bush policy look like it made some sense, and the Bush policy cannot be allowed to be seen as making any sense. Obama now cannot claim that his policies have lead to a stable Iraq because it isn’t stable. Today he’s blaming Bush. Saturday he blamed Bush. He’s gonna continue to blame Bush for the deteriorating situation in Iraq. So there is no Iraqi success story.
That’s exactly the way he wants it.
The left was too quick to attack President bush for his efforts to spread democracy in the middle East. And as Rush notes, terrorists hate us not for our involvement in the world, but for who we are. Their goal is to implement global Sharia law, and fighting back against newly installed, pro-Western governments is step one in a long process of defeating the West.
Bush was right and Iraq was worth invading. Sadly, Obama is messing it up, as he always cared more about his radical ideology than the realities of modern geo-politics.