President Obama: The Ambivalent Won!
From Real Clear Politics
Less than a year into the job, President Obama seems ambivalent about America’s role as the world’s one great superpower. Nor is he enamored of the majestic idea — advanced by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and others — that the United States is the world’s one “indispensable nation.”
“‘President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite,” Sarkozy said, referring to Iran and North Korea.
You know the world is upside down when the French president sounds so much stronger than the American one.
Here’s the confusing part. Obama knows how to fight. During last year’s campaign, Obama would say: “We don’t throw the first punch, but we’ll throw the last.” Indeed, when Obama slugged it out with political opponents, he would take a blow and hit back twice as hard.
That kind of machismo might come in handy when dealing with the likes of Ahmadinejad. Obama still believes U.N. sanctions will pressure this tyrant into abandoning Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But, as Sarkozy points out, Iran has ignored five U.N. resolutions on that issue since 2005.
Here’s Obama Talking tough about Afghanistan and admonishing Bush and McCain for not sending in enough troops. H/T Gateway Pundit
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says President Bush’s announcement that he’ll send more forces into Afghanistan is too slow and insufficient. (Sept. 9, 2008)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says US generals may resign over Obama’s poor leadership.
Breitbart reported on this interview today:
“The President does deserve time to think this through, but not, I think, a lot of time, only because right now we have a strategy that’s not working. Our generals are telling us that, that puts our soldiers at risk. So we have people over there who are at risk because they’re not being guided by a good strategy that keeps them safe, that gets this thing turned around. And if the president chooses just to not do that, but stay there, then I think you’ll see that kind of a thing happen, then you’ll see those kinds of