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Foreign Policy

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hubris (excessive pride or self-confidence leading to downfall)

Obama’s got it, in spades.

Read this editorial by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, one of the leading propagandizers of liberal-progressive-socialism.  Hat tip to Jonathan S. Tobin on the Commentary website.

To fix foreign policy mistakes, President Obama must first admit them


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This is not to argue that Obama should dispatch hundreds of thousands of U.S. ground troops to the region. The point is that a doctrine whose first priority is avoiding U.S. engagement is bound to fail. The goal must be offensive: to defeat those forces that are destroying Iraq and Syria, from the Islamic State to the homicidal regime of Bashar al- Assad. That can be accomplished only with U.S. military and political leadership. And it will require Obama to accept the conclusion he still bitterly resists: that he was wrong.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Judaism Exalts Life; Islam Glorifies Death

See John Steele Gordon’s piece in the Commentary Magazine website:

Understanding A Simple Question


...But while the Schleswig-Holstein question might have been hard to understand, the Israel-Palestinian question is not.  Indeed, as Dennis Prager explains in this short lecture, it couldn’t be simpler.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Playing Politics With Our Future

Well-intentioned or not, Obama’s foreign policy has been egregiously simplistic.  As Eric Voegelin observed, left-wing radicals envisioning a perfect world and hubristically presuming that they can change reality succeed only in reducing political society to disorder.  Underlying reality does not change.

Iraq, Middle East Paying for Obama’s Miscalculation

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Yes, But What Do You Really Think Of Him?

Myron Magnet’s assessment of President Obama.

 

Monday, August 04, 2014

Why Obama And Kerry Are Anti-Israel And Pro-Muslim

Frank Madarasz alerted me to Five ways Muslims Have Contributed to ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Steve Forbes’s Take On The Hamas-Israeli Confrontation

Time To Get Real On Israel And The Mideast

Kerry Blunders, Obama Thunders Platitudes

Foreign policy ineptitude on parade yet again in the Middle East.


Kerry v. Israel: Why It Gets Personal

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER CONDEMNS OBAMA, WEST FOR NOT SUPPORTING ISRAEL

Hamas Knows It Is Losing

A Gaza timeline: A primer on what led to the escalation of fighting between Israel and Hamas

Monday, July 28, 2014

Criminality In Foreign Affairs

Liberal-progressives, since the days of the Warren Supreme Court, have institutionalized the notion that neither the law-abiding public nor victims have rights of protection against criminals.  More important, in the liberal-progressive view, is allowing a criminal to go free on technicalities than seeing that justice is done.

The Obama administration now has extended that doctrine to its foreign policy.  When the criminals are Islamic jihadists such as Hamas, any defensive action by Israel is denounced by Obama or Kerry as unacceptable aggression. 

Israel has little choice but to do its best to obliterate Hamas’s capacity to fire hundreds of rockets daily into civilian settlements and cities in Israel.  Since Israel will be denounced no matter what it does to defend itself, the Israelis should proceed full-speed with their assault against Hamas in Gaza.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy

Hope and change the subject. 

Back to his highest priority: rounds of golf and fund-raising.

Will Kerry Hand Hamas a Victory?

Monday, June 02, 2014

All Talk, No Substance

Challenged by China, all Obama has to offer, apparently, is empty palaver.


China’s Strategy Has Completely Eluded Washington