“If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future.”
— Madeleine Albright, secretary of state (1997–2001), Clinton administration
It is a judgment on Barack Obama’s timorous, apologetic, and irresponsible conduct of foreign affairs that Madeleine Albright’s words, spoken little more than 15 years ago, now sound as antique as a pronouncement by Harry Truman at the onset of the Cold War, the great challenge America confronted bravely and without equivocation generations ago. Obama has set in motion policies meant to make America far from indispensable — a diminished nation that “leads from behind,” if at all; a nation with a downsized military, chronically uncertain about its meaning and its mission as it skulks in the wings of the world stage.
Albright made her statement about Iraq when Democrats were still supporting their country’s confrontation with the sadistic dictator Saddam Hussein, and before they defected from the war, shortly after its battles were under way. Obama opposed America’s war with Iraq and then opposed the military surge that finally brought victory. As president, Obama presided over the withdrawal of all American forces from Iraq, against the wishes of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who wanted a continuing military presence — withdrawal paid for in the blood of thousands of American men and women in arms. Obama thus turned that benighted nation over to the malign influences of America’s chief enemy in the Middle East, Iran.
Far from shouldering his responsibility as the commander-in-chief of America’s global War on Terror and embracing it as this generation’s equivalent of the Cold War, Obama showed his distaste for the entire enterprise by dropping the term “War on Terror” and replacing it with an Orwellian phrase — “overseas contingency operations.” Minimizing the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; that is its policy.
I do hope this Benghazi scandal will bring obummer down and impeach him & carry poor uncle joe with him.
He looks pitiful, no class, arrogant geek,use once and throw away,please donot recycle,he's leading us down the hole of no return,so let's hope and pray he is ousted by "The only Judge not tainted,"let him judge him and send him back home ( Kenya ) if they want him back since he said he wasn't born there,like he was ashamed of his heritage ,the man with no country to call home ???
The Smiling Cobra.
That Kenyan born Marxist Muslim "Manchurian Candidate" betrayed America the day that Bill and Hilliary Clinton, The Illuminati Elites and a very stupid majority of Americans got him illegally elected to the office of POTUS!
Don Cordell for President is here to Restore not Change America when you are finally tired of complaining and ready to elect someone who will stop the selling of our nation. I'm not a Republican or Democrat, but an Independent not controlled by either party.
How do I deceive thee..........let me count the ways, Sound familiar? At this point in time the answer to this question concerning Obama and his cabinet apointees is insurmountable. A better question would be: name some of the things that Obama did to help this Great Nation. #1- . Enough said. Need I say more?
Obamas whole rotten life revolved around Marxist, commies, haters of America from his MOMME to
bill ayres the domestic terrorist and that rotten demonic spirit the evil rev wright. Obamas brian is programed for Americas destruction. he like all tyrant's past and present must stopped to save our nation.
He is a total embarrassment to this country! He may as well wear a pink shirt and march with those stupid CODE P.I.N.K. anti-American and anti-Military bimbos and bozos!
Would it not be simpler to ask " how did Obamass NOT betray America ?