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Monday, September 17, 2012

America’s Foreign Relations Are In Shambles And President Obama Only Has Himself To Blame


Here’s the Nonsense:  President Obama has been very successful at America’s foreign relations.  Foreign relations may be his strongest suit in his record.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  President Obama’s foreign relations are a dismal failure. If this is the strongest part of his record of accomplishments, then he should just go home and not run again.  It will take years to undo the damage he’s done in foreign relations.

The Obama administration says the foreign attacks and protests that started in the Middle East last week have nothing to do with the U. S.  His administration is blaming it all on a film that they claim has inflamed the Muslim world because of things it says about their prophet Mohammed.  Is that accurate?  Or is this administration so out of touch that they're causing the problems without even knowing it?  A look at the facts shows us that America’s foreign relations are in shambles and President Obama only has himself to blame.

I’ve been amazed as I’ve been on radio talk shows across this nation over the past few months.  Numerous talk radio hosts have made the comment to me that the only thing that Barack Obama can campaign on is his foreign relations record, to which I’ve consistently had to ask what it was about Obama’s record on foreign relations that’s so great.  Usually the response is either “Um, er…” or the sound of crickets chirping.  Then this past week we saw the Middle East erupt in violent protests, murder and destruction followed by more protests that have now spread to many more places around the world.  We’re seeing headlines like these:

  • U. S. Embassy In Egypt Attacked
  • U. S. Embassy In Libya Attacked; Ambassador And Others Killed
  • Video Purports To Show Us Ambassador Dragged;  Cheers From Crowd
  • Protesters Screaming “F**K America!” Attack Us Embassy In Jakarta
  • U. S. Diplomats In Beirut Burning Classified Material
  • U.S. Is Preparing For A Long Siege Of Arab Unrest
  • Libyan President: Attacks Pre-Planned By Al-Qaeda
  • Islamists Worldwide Setting Countries On Fire


It seems that President Obama’s continual apologies for America haven’t made our relationships overseas any more friendly towards our country.  And with it all he and his administration continue to live under the delusion that things are fine and the protests are not directed at the U. S.  His ambassador to the U. N. says we’re quite popular in Libya and also insists that the attacks in Libya were not planned, all the while the president of Libya says that they were preplanned by Al Qaeda.  In fact, Libyan officials say that they warned the U. S. 3 days before the attack yet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is said to have made the decision not to post marines in Benghazi.

The White House wants us to believe that an anti-Islamic film on YouTube is the cause for the entire mess we saw start up last week, yet an Al Qaeda leader says it wasn’t the film, it was in retaliation for the killing of one of their leaders. 

This, along with further outbreaks of violence and protests around the world are the fruit of Obama’s foreign policy labors.  

In my new book, No Tomorrows: How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections, I address the key thing we as voters must demand in our elected officials:  leadership.  We need to know what to look for when choosing a leader to serve in elected office.  No Tomorrows shows just what we must require of those we elect.  Without the right kind of leadership America is doomed to failure and faces imminent collapse before the end of the next presidential term.

What we are seeing as a result of this administration’s foreign relations efforts is a dismal failure of leadership.  Just like our economy, this administration has made weak or bad situations far worse.  There is no time to delay. Mistakes have been made by many previous administrations over the years and many of those mistakes have caused problems to begin to mount up one upon another.  

This presidency has been the biggest failure in American history.  When you add it on top of the other mistakes of the past administrations we are now in a position where we no longer can ignore it.  We no longer can wait.  If we are to leave to our children and grandchildren the same opportunities we have been so fortunate to have in our lifetimes, then we must make a change now.  

This is the election of our lifetimes and not just in the presidency.  We must also be involved and make changes in the congressional elections.  It is time to take America back and turn it around.  We will forever be accountable for the future of America.  As Ronald Reagan said:

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."