Under President Obama, we have witnessed the increased influence of thugs like Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Assad of Syria, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and Hassan Rouhani of Iran.
Hamas has grown bolder with weapons from Russia and Iran, and the Taliban is gaining strength in Afghanistan. Is there any doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood has expanded throughout the Middle East and North Africa while Obama vacations?
Even his choice for Secretary of Defense is suspect. He and Secretary Hagel want to cut U.S. forces to 1940 levels. That’s pre-World War Two levels! Why would anyone think this is a good idea? Is there anything going on in the world that would lead one to believe that it’s a good time to gut the military?
Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the new most powerful man in the world, invaded the Ukraine. Did you see the movie “Braveheart?” Remember Longshank’s son, prissy Prince Edward? As William Wallace was wreaking havoc with English rule in Scotland, he scurried off confused and screaming, “Convene my military consul!” I bet…never mind.
Anyways, President Obama has warned old Vlad that “there will be serious consequences.” He has told Putin that he will be “held accountable for his actions” and furthermore, he defriended on Facebook. I’m sure, somewhere in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin is shaking in fear. However, we might want to rethink that cut to 1940 levels? I’m just saying.
Remember what my father used to say, “Be careful what you wish for?” Well, we got it. We got a man who believed that America was arrogant, excessively powerful and far too assertive internationally. He believed through the power of his personality (talk about arrogance!), by lessening America’s might and influence, and by reaching out to leaders and factions regardless of their worth or character, peace and righteousness could be had.