Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants National Intelligence Director James Clapper to be fired because he publicly gave a blunt analysis regarding Moammar Gadhafi’s ability to hold off the rebels and for “undercutting U.S. efforts to remove him.” Meanwhile, President Obama’s national security advisor, Tom Donilon criticized Clapper’s assessment as “static and one-dimensional.” Is there turmoil in Obama’s Administration? You bet there is and it is looking more and more like the sinking of the Titanic.
From the onset of the Middle East Uprisings, President Obama has shown a level of inexperience when dealing with Foreign Issues, hasn’t he? I will admit that President Obama has had a lot on his plate since his inauguration, but those early concerns about him being ready to deal with the complexities of our geopolitical world, has reared its ugly head. Of course, we cannot put it all on Obama’s back either. There has been a fundamental failure and breakdown within his gaggle of so-called advisers.
President’s are ultimately measured on the strength of their foreign policy and the ability to deal decisively whenever abrupt changes threaten the balance of our geopolitical world. There is no doubt in my mind that no one in the administration foresaw the popular uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak out of office, but shouldn’t they have seen that coming? As Egypt’s protests grew, the Obama Administration stood flat-footed until forced to show their hand. And now, it seems they have been caught with their pants down again when they under estimated Gadhafi’s resolve not to leave quietly. It is almost as if everyone in the Obama Administration is wearing blinders and totally oblivious to the undercurrents of ever treacherous waters.
People, however, were warned of the possible shortcomings if Obama were elected. And still, they ignored all the signs in front of them. People did not bother to look at his voting record, or lack of it, as a U.S. Senator and State Senator. Unfortunately it is far too late to say I made a mistake. We must now endure the consequences of every misstep.
President Obama’s inexperience, is dangerous. His populist rah-rah speeches do not solve the myriad of problems facing America and the world. Terrorists have been emboldened under his watch. Meanwhile, Lebanon has all but been taken over by Hezbollah and Egypt’s power vacuum has opened the door for Hamas to gain a foothold. Under Obama we have also seen troubling signs out of Pakistan, which will further stymie the fragile balance of the region.
As it stands now, our allies are more than a might confused with President Obama’s leadership. So? Does it surprise anyone that we now see confusion from within the Administration? Obama has not had the Midas Touch since taking up residence in the White House, rather, one disaster after another. Foreign policy is just the tip of the iceberg, too. Our economy continues to flounder, the Federal Budget remains out of control, the transparency we were promised is riddled with exceptions and exclusions and the overall standard of living for Americans has decreased as we forge ahead like the Titanic.
Oblivious until, of course, the iceberg appears.
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