America's enemies smell blood and it's type "O."
All new administrations stumble a bit as they seek their footing. But President Obama's foreign-policy botches have set new records for instant incompetence.
Contrary to left-wing myths, I wasn't a fan of the Bush administration. But fair's fair. Despite his many faults, Bush sought to do good. Obama just wants to look good.
Vice President Dick Cheney was arrogant. Vice President Joe Biden is arrogant and stupid.
Don't worry about the new administration's ideology. Worry about its terrifying naivete.
This isn't giving me the warm and fuzzies by any means.
They truly believe that if we can just talk to our enemies that we can convince them to change. But if history is any judge the only way to change them is to defeat them, not negotiate how they're going to kill us. The one big weakness the Obama Administration has in regards to foreign policy is their unwillingness (or incapability) to believe there are indeed evil effin' people out there that do nothing but plot how to kill as many Americans as they can, to turn America into just another Third World Caliphate, or if they can't do that, to turn America into a lifeless wasteland.
It doesn't help that Obama's so-called Smart Diplomacy efforts have also insulted our friends and allies, like the UK and France. That's not smart by any definition.
This is just one more example of the Obama Administration's incompetence.
While some have said “Hey, they've only been in office two months so give 'em a chance!”, I have the belief that incompetence is not something that takes a long time to show, particularly when it's gross incompetence. And that's what this is.