From his column in the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer notices and points out the failure of Obama’s promises to the Muslim world on June 9, 2009 in Cairo.
First, he would cleanse by confession. Then he would heal. Why, given the unique sensitivities of his background — “my sister is half-Indonesian,” he proudly told an interviewer in 2007, amplifying on his exquisite appreciation of Islam — his very election would revolutionize relations.
And his policies of accommodation and concession would consolidate the gains: an outstretched hand to Iran’s mullahs, a first-time presidential admission of the U.S. role in a 1953 coup, a studied and stunning turning away from the Green Revolution; withdrawal from Iraq with no residual presence or influence; a fixed timetable for leaving Afghanistan; returning our ambassador to Damascus (with kind words for Bashar al-Assad — “a reformer,” suggested the secretary of state); deliberately creating distance between the United States and Israel.
It’s now three years since the Cairo speech. Look around. The Islamic world is convulsed with an explosion of anti-Americanism. From Tunisia to Lebanon, American schools, businesses and diplomatic facilities set ablaze. A U.S. ambassador and three others murdered in Benghazi. The black flag of Salafism, of which al-Qaeda is a prominent element, raised over our embassies in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan.
The administration, staggered and confused, blames it all on a 14-minute trailer for a film no one has seen and may not even exist.
What else can it say? Admit that its doctrinal premises were supremely naive and its policies deeply corrosive to American influence?”
The promises Barack Obama made in Cairo in 2009 were the ideas of a man who views the world’s troubles as requiring only the calming influence of his brilliant words. He believes he can, if not – yet – walk on water, at least calm them. He thinks his words have power. They do not.
Obama’s attempts are seen by anyone willing to take a critical look to be childish and naive. They are the actions of a man who never matured. Somehow he was thrust into the Oval Office. It was the most extreme example of the ‘Peter Principle‘ ever. He is incompetent and doesn’t care how many know it. In his mind he is supreme, godlike. He is not.
He has put himself, and the western world, in a position where our passivity is being taken advantage of by anyone and everyone.
The buffoon has made the world a more dangerous place in almost every way. Violence is everywhere, including the streets of the United States. And it will get worse. He has damaged the world’s economy, perhaps to the point of destruction. He has attacked the rule of law and the notion of right and wrong. Words, rules of conduct, and even contracts between entities no longer have value. This is the path to anarchy. It is the way to destruction.
He must be stopped in November. Help to get people to vote. Offer a ride to the polls. Do something. For the sake of your nation and your children.