Shoutdown

We’ve lived under the Obama administration for 6 years, 2 months. During that time we have witnessed a world turned upside down, one where our allies are treated like our enemies and our enemies are courted. Alliances that can be measured in lifetimes have been ignored, such as the “special relationship” with the UK. Others like Israel have been actively undermined. Even the Canadians have suffered at the hands of this administration as it has pivoted to China and kept the Keystone Pipeline mired in indecision and red tape.

Russia annexes the Crimea, the first territorial annexation in Europe since the Third Reich. It assassinates and jails the critics of its leadership. It invades Ukraine and even shoots down an airliner full of Europeans without consequences. Russian propaganda broadcasts throughout Russia unopposed, developing an ultranationalism straight from a work of fiction or video game. Critics of this coddling are accused of Cold War era thinking, and the administration continues to engage with the regime even as the US people view it as the single greatest threat.

The Obama administration leaves Biden to negotiate the status of forces agreement with Iraq, wasting the blood and treasure expended during the Bush administration. Any physics student or poli-sci major can tell you that nature abhors a vacuum, so Iran takes over in the East and an Islamic Death Cult rises in the West. An ignominious Vietnam-like defeat would have been preferable as Obama wouldn’t have been able to interfere in the region as he has done so. No love letters to Iran and certainly no attempt to overthrow the only friend we have in the region.

Leading from behind a harmless loon is attacked in Libya, leading to a failed state in Libya and the death of our first ambassador in two generations. What difference does it make? Evidently none because there are no consequences for the man in the White House or his Secretary of State minion who orchestrated the affair, the latter of whom is measuring the Oval Office for drapes as the 4th Estate gives her a standing ovation.

In 2008 I worried we had elected Carter. It turns out we elected Nixon instead, although one with a press who would call modern-day duo of Woodward and Bernstein racist. When Nixon went to China the Right had no fear that he would sell out our country to the Communists, a political fact that made it into of all things a Star Trek movie. There is no such comfort with Obama’s obsession for a nuclear deal with Iran. The Mullahs can write any deal they want, chanting “Death to America” all the way to the Bomb.

The Obama administration took power, sneering at the apparent ignorance and failures of the previous administration. Yet this supposedly bright and intelligent group of people have done some incredibly stupid things, mistakes so bad they can only be made by extremely intelligent and ignorant people. Boko Haram in West Africa, al-Shabaab in East Africa, ISIS in North Africa and the Middle East, Iran and Pakistan in Middle East and Central Asia, Russia in Europe and Asia, China in East Asia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina and Venezuela in Central and South America. All these actors are stronger in the world today than they were 74 months ago. America and its allies are all weaker thanks to the efforts of this narcissist and his administration.

Can America survive the next 22 months, and if it can, will it have any allies left?

 

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  6. Vinny:

    America will survive. Russia survived 74 years of Communism. Life will become harder for Americans and the clean up will take time.

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  14. Mark Pugner:

    We lived under the Bush administration for 8 years. During that time we witnessed a world turned upside down, one where our allies are treated like new enemies and our old ‘enemies’ could have NEVER done us any harm. Alliances that can be measured in lifetimes were ignored, such as the “special relationship” with the Russia where NATO and the US promised to never put troops in the eastern provinces. Others like Israel were actively over funded to kill their enemies. Even the Canadians suffered at the hands of the Bush administration as it was basically annexed and forced to due our bidding.
    America annexes Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, etc. the most territorial annexations in the world since the Third Reich. It assassinates(?) and jails the critics of its leadership like Manning, Assange, Snowden and anti-government bloggers. It invades Ukraine and broadcasts American propaganda throughout Russia and the world unopposed, developing an ultranationalism straight from a work of fiction or video game. Critics of this propaganda are accused of unpatriotic behavior, and the administration continues to threaten the entire world as the US people are viewed as the single greatest threat.
    The Bush administration left Cheney in charge of the death of Iraq’s leader, wasting the blood and treasure of our great nation on revenge for his father. Any physics student or poli-sci major can tell you that nature abhors a vacuum, so Israel and America takes over in the East and an anti Islamic Death Cult rises in the West. Both ignominious Vietnam-like defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq could have been prevented if Bush wouldn’t have interfered in the region as he did. 
    Leading from behind threats of “you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists” he attacked in Afghanistan and Iraq leading to two failed states and the death of America’s reputation around the world. What difference does it make? Evidently none because there are no consequences for Bush, Rumsfeld, Powell, Cheney and the rest of the neocon minions who orchestrated the affair, the latter of whom says torture was good for America.
    I don’t feel like doing anymore. Full disclosure: I am NOT a Democrat. However, I do see how your argument can be switched around to a liberal rant just by replacing a few key words, inserting innuendo and not linking to any backup sources.
    It should be obvious and plain as the nose on your face that if the US really did have definitive PROOF, NOT JUST SPECULAION, and “take our word for it” ‘facts’, that Russian forces were in Ukraine and that Russia shot down that plane, the ‘evidence’ would be plastered all over the propaganda mouth pieces ABCNNBCBS and Faux news 24 hours a day. I’ve looked at their ‘evidence’ and it doesn’t hold water. A plane crashes in the Alps and we have voice recorder info within a week. A plane is shot down eight months ago and we still have nothing??? No! I refuse to believe Russia had anything to do with it until I see/hear definitive proof for myself.
    Anyone worth their salt knows the US government is an habitual liar regardless of the D’s or R’s who may be in control.

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