Thursday, October 1, 2009

He Doesn't Have a Clue

He doesn’t have a clue…
It was embarrassing to hear President Obama chatter before the United Nations on September 24th regarding his fantasy about a world without nuclear weapons. It’s as if we have an adolescent in the White House. "We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth," President Obama said. It reminds me of a bumper sticker that says, “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” It’s not the nuclear weapons that kill people, it’s the rogue governments with despotic rulers who kill people. Let’s replace fantasy with reality: if they are set on killing, they won’t need a nuclear weapon to do it.

Even more disturbing was Obama teleprompting us to believe that great progress was being made toward that end while hiding the fact that he was aware that Iran had a second, secret nuclear development site since being briefed before his inauguration. Iran has flouted five U.N. resolutions in the last five years and North Korea has been ignoring the U.N. since 1993.

It was time to get tough. “Iran has been put on notice.” said a president who was now putting on his masculine, alpha male persona. I am guessing that being ‘put on notice’ meant more sanctions leveled at them from the U.N. What a joke the U.N. is; sanctioning one of its members for threatening to completely annihilate another of its members. Iran heard Obama loud and clear. Several days later they conducted an ‘in your face’ test of two ballistic missiles that could carry a nuclear warhead 1200 miles. Israel is 1070 miles from Iran. Iran knows they are immune to serious sanctions because Russia and China are two Security Council members that will protect them.

Obama wagged his finger in the face of Iran and suggested more negotiations. Do you think Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave? Obama’s reaction to Iran’s nose thumbing was to rush off to Copenhagen to beg for the 2016 Olympics.

President Sarkozy of France is one of the first international leaders to get it. "….what have these proposals for dialogue produced for the international community? Nothing but more enriched uranium and more centrifuges. And last but not least, it has resulted in a statement by Iranian leaders calling for wiping off the map a member (Israel) of the United Nations.”

How much of our liberty and sovereignty will Obama sacrifice in order to avoid conflict at all costs? The French aren’t exactly known for demonstrating a rock ‘em, sock ‘em machismo when it comes to a good fight. The U.S. has bailed them out more times than we like to remember. And who can forget the anger Americans had when we renamed our French fries Freedom fries because the French would not ally with us in the Persian Gulf. You just know there is something seriously out of whack when the President of France sounds tougher than the President of America.

Sarkozy believes Obama is very naïve and egotistical. He is fearful that the leader of the entire western world just doesn’t seem to have a clue. President Sarkozy, you’re not alone!!

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