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Obama Turns to Bill Clinton for Foreign Policy Cred

In Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Bin Laden, foreign policy, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Romney on May 2, 2012 at 7:08 am

President Obama’s foreign policy is in complete disarray.  He has misunderstood and underestimated the need for the War on Terror from the word “go,” and as a result, his administration has now simply decided the war is over–as if they honestly believe that telling our enemies we’re packing up and going home will settle everything.

Yet Obama needs a nail on which to hang his hat, so he’s out on the campaign trail summing up his foreign policy thus—Osama bin Laden is dead. But this approach has hit with such a thud that Obama has been forced to jet around the world for fancy photo ops and parade around Bill Clinton to convince the Democrat base that the current Commander-in-Chief is actually up to the task. Clinton is a strange choice, however, *since he is best remembered as the president who refused to kill bin Laden.* ( *pre 9/11 )

So now we have Obama  trying to represent himself as a foreign policy success story, while actually fleeing from records of weakness and appeasement. (especially with Iran and Pakistan)

And from his not-so-lofty perch, he is working to distract the public from Obama’s utter failure by asserting that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would never have okayed the bin Laden kill. Their basis for this assertion is a statement Romney made on the campaign trail in 2007. And it’s important to note it’s a statement they’re taking out of context in order to suit their intentions:

“I wouldn’t want to over concentrate on bin Laden. He’s one of many, many people who are involved in this global jihadist effort. He’s by no means the only leader. It’s a very diverse group – Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and, of course, different names throughout the world. It’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. It is worth fashioning and executing an effective strategy to defeat global, violent jihad, and I have a plan for doing that.”

To be honest, the fact that Obama would seize upon this quote is as embarrassing as it is telling.  Obama does not understand the immensity of the War on Terror or the commitment necessary to see such a war through. Thus, when Romney says, in effect, the war is bigger than one man—Osama bin Laden—he’s not saying “I would not okay a kill on bin Laden.” Rather, he’s saying, the war is too big to be orchestrated solely for the apprehension or death of one man. Moreover, Romney understands the war continues beyond bin Laden’s death, which is something that Obama has missed.

In other news, security measures have recently been beefed up around U.S. airports because of “concerns… that terrorists will ingest explosives and try to detonate them on a commercial flight.” But rest easy, folks;  Obama gave the order to kill Bin Laden so the war is over.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/05/02/obama-turns-to-bill-clinton-for-foreign-policy-cred

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  1. “I think we’ll have bait and switch again, but with an international crisis (wag the dog) making Romney’s business acumen seem less important. So he needs to pick a VP candidate with some foreign policy chops. Condi Rice maybe?”
    ___________________

    But business acumen is exactly what is needed for stimulating this ‘depressed economy’.
    Romney needs to pick anyone but Bolton… That man is a dubious sinister character so obviously uncouth who thinks nothing of using inflammatory language when dealing with foreign powers at our expense…

  2. “Narcissists are all cold calculating incurable sociopaths- making life difficult, if you happen to have one for a parent…”

    Word! Other people are just background extras in their drama.

    Remember during the 08 election how the Iraq war was the focus until the economy tanked (some say it was manipulated to diminish importance of McCain;s foreign policy experience)? I think we’ll have bait and switch again, but with an international crisis (wag the dog) making Romney’s business acumen seem less important. So he needs to pick a VP candidate with some foreign policy chops. Condi Rice maybe?

  3. haha- thats the thing with a narcissist- The world revolves around them and no one else exists. Narcissists are all cold calculating incurable sociopaths- making life difficult, if you happen to have one for a parent…

  4. Nice writeup. Telling smirk, eye focus on POTUS. Maybe he’s thinking look at me Mommy. BC is working for ME.

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