Writing in Forbes.com, Bahukutumbi Raman asks, Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter? The answer appears to be, “no, he’s much, much worse.” Our world is a far more dangerous place than it was in 1976 and neither Obama nor Secretary of State Clinton show any inclination or ability to face the danger head on. Raman writes:
After Obama assumed office in January, whatever hesitation that existed in North Korea's policy-making circles regarding the likely response of U.S. administration has disappeared, and its leadership now feels it can defy the U.S. and the international community with impunity.
A series of actions taken by the Obama administration have created an impression in Iran, the "Af-Pak" region, China and North Korea that Obama does not have the political will to retaliate decisively to acts that are detrimental to U.S. interests, and to international peace and security.
Among such actions, one could cite: the soft policy toward Iran: the reluctance to articulate strongly U.S. determination to support the security interests of Israel; the ambivalent attitude toward Pakistan despite its continued support to anti-India terrorist groups and its ineffective action against the sanctuaries of Al-Qaida and the Taliban in Pakistani territory; its silence on the question of the violation of the human rights of the Burmese people and the continued illegal detention of Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime in Myanmar; and its silence on the Tibetan issue.
The Left has long held America’s super power status in distain. They deemed America “arrogant” long before they had George W. Bush to kick around and they won’t be happy, if they are capable of happiness, until they’ve seen America humbled in the eyes of the world. Now that they have a friend in the White House, that awful day seems destined to come sooner rather than later.
We are drowning in debt and surrounded by enemies. The President’s teleprompter can not save us now. If the President has any desire to lead America to success he needs stop being a man of words and become a man of action.
Update: William A. Jacobsen asks, Will The Left Apologize Bolten? Why would they apologize, just because Bolten was right and they were not just wrong, but ugly wrong? I’m just surprised that nobody on the Left has written that NK’s launch was all part of the Bolten/Bush/Cheney/Limbaugh evil plan. Give it time.
UPDATE II: Also brought to us courtesy of William A. Jacobsen @ Legal Insurrection, Allison Kilkenny puts the "Twit" in Twitter. Want to stop a conversation? Throw around the word “racist”. Never mind that it simply cheapens the word or that it belittles the true victims of racism. Just throw it out there.