Post-W. Iraq: Mission Accomplished, August 31, 2010?

Sarcasm By John W. Lillpop

President Obama fulfilled yet another campaign promise by announcing a post-W. Mission Accomplished date for the conflict in Iraq.

According to Obama, America will vacate Iraq as of August 31, 2010.

Except, that is, for the 50,000 or so who will remain behind for training and other counter terrorism activities.

Many Democrats railed at the fact that 50,000 Americans will remain in Iraq just two months before the 2010 mid-term elections.

"When they talk about 50,000, that's a little higher number than I had anticipated," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, echoing many others.

Just a "little higher," Harry?

Good grief, man, you took great pains to tell President Bush and the world that the "war is lost" back in April of 2007.

Yet nearly two years later, the most liberal Democrat ever elected to the presidency says it will be another eighteen months before the war ends, and that, even then, 50,000 young Americans will remain in harm's way.

With all due respect, Senator Reid, why should America waste another life or penny to fund a war that, according to you, was lost two years ago?

The good news is that Harry Reid will be up to his twit eyebrows in a reelection campaign come August 31, 2010.

Go ahead, Nevada, make our day: Force Harry Reid to get a real job in 2010!


Mary Quintal Lillpop and the Obama Economic Recovery Plan

By John W. Lillpop

My late mum, God rest her soul, was not a brilliant economic scholar, nor was she even much of a financial whiz as best as I recall.

For example, during an economic pinch, she once disclosed her recovery plan to be this: Secure a hard-money loan on the family home, deposit the loan proceeds in a money market account, and live a life of unfettered luxury and privilege on interest earned.

Sounds simple and easy enough, right?

Mum's enthusiasm remained steadfast even after we pointed out that the interest rate she would be paying would be around 18 percent, while her savings account might yield .75% in an up year.

Even so, Mum was driven by the urgent need to act quickly, even if her hasty actions were adverse to her own financial health.

Like my mum, President Obama seems to be operating under the wonky assumption that he can borrow the nation out of our financial woes, and pay back the money with chicken feed that distracted liberals overlook on the floors of the U.S. House and Senate.

At least that is how it sounds when President Obama signs a trillion dollar stimulus bill, followed by a $275 billion program to help homeowners avoid responsibility for their own actions, followed by a $643 billion plan to socialize medicine, followed by Lord knows how many further trillions of dollars in bail outs.

Followed by his latest dilly, a fantasy plan to reduce the deficit by half before the end of his first (and, hopefully, last) term.

With all due respect, President Obama, where do you propose to get the funds needed to reduce the deficit, especially if your administration and Congress continue to spend, spend, and spend additional trillions on liberal pet projects that the American people do not need nor want?

Moreover, with the nation heavily in debt, how can the United States respond to unexpected disasters like a repeat of 9/11, a major earthquake in Los Angeles, or several Katrina-like hurricanes?

What if world events cause gasoline prices to explode to, say, $10 a gallon, which would devastate the American economy in short order?

What if third world Mexico unravels into a full-scale civil war and carnage spills across the border, thereby threatening the safety and security of American citizens?

What if Iran develops a nuclear weapon and tries to wipe Israel off the face of the globe, as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested, leading to an all-out war in the Middle East?

What if China refuses to buy more American debt?

What if the rate of inflation jumps to double digits, as it did during the dark deep ages of liberal insanity, AKA the first Carter administration?

Common sense should make it clear that mindless spending caused America to end up in the current mess to begin with.

How, then, can irresponsible and foolish spending on an even grander scale be expected to produce anything but more pain and devastation?

Were she still alive, Mary Quintal Lillpop would make an excellent nominee to be Treasury Secretary in the Obama administration.

Her 2 + 2 =9 mindset would fit right in with the president and leftist loonies in the Congress.

Her only weakness: Mum never cheated on her taxes, and she always told the truth!


Inherited Debt Versus Bequeathed Jihad

By John W. Lillpop

President Obama was quick to blame America's economic circumstances, past, present, and, presumably, future, on his immediate predecessor.

In so doing, Obama sent his socialist colleagues into orgiastic delight with that "Inherited Debt" line during the State of the Union.

Those two words--Inherited Debt--will surely be used over and over again by this administration, and by liberals in general, to hold Obama and the Democrats blameless for any and all failures sure to ensue as a result of their own policies.

The truth is that when it comes to reckless and irresponsible spending, liberals need no inheritance; lefties are quite capable of creating economic chaos on their own, as that trillion dollar pork travesty bears witness.

While Obama fed his adoring Marxist fellows with enough chortling fodder to last until the 2010 mid-term elections, the commander-in chief chose to ignore the fact much of that "Inherited Debt" was spent, directly and otherwise, on national defense and homeland security.

Indeed, because a Democrat president was more concerned with satisfying his sexual perversions than capturing Osama bin Laden, former President George W. Bush was bequeathed the most deadly attack on American soil in U.S. history on September 11, 2001.

Many hundreds of billions of dollars were spent by the Bush administration to prevent a repeat of the deadly attacks of 9/11.

That commitment to keeping our nation safe was a huge success. Under the leadership of President George W. Bush over the seven plus years following 9/11, America suffered no further terrorist attack.

Meaning that the hundreds of billions spent on defense and homeland security were well worth the money.

Of course, liberals like Senator Harry Reid ("We killed the Patriot Act" and the "War is Lost") and Nancy Pelosi would prefer to spend taxpayer money on illegal aliens, STDs, and scholarships for ACORN activists.

Note too that the "Inherited Debt" includes billions spent on the prescription drug program, no child left behind, and to reimburse state and local law enforcement and medical facilities for the cost of illegal aliens.

Which of those expenditures (none favored by real conservatives) might President Obama choose to eliminate?


GM to Invest in Brazil with U.S. Taxpayer Money!

By John W. Lillpop

Although the economic meltdown has led to wild desperation in the auto industry, who would have imagined that a major U.S. corporation would be so tone deaf as to use bail out funds extracted from U.S. taxpayers to fund operations in a foreign land?

That is exactly what General Motors plans to do!

As reported in the Latin America Herald Tribune, in part:

"General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the government and will be used to 'complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012.'

'It wouldn't be logical to withdraw the investment from where we're growing, and our goal is to protect investments in emerging markets,' he said in a statement published by the business daily Gazeta Mercantil."

Speaking of logic, what a pity that former President George W. Bush refused to apply logic before sending $17 billion of "good money after bad" in January.

Most Republicans warned the president that auto makers would be unable to repay the so-called loans, and that the American taxpayer would be left holding the bag, again.

The next big question: Will the Obama administration, ever eager to please labor unions, be foolish enough to add to the insanity by granting even more bail out funds to GM?


Slick Willie to BHO: More Bull, Less Bear!

Satire by John W. Lillpop

As one born and raised in Hope (Arkansas), Former President Bill Clinton is at a loss to understand why Barack Obama is not more cheery and uplifting when speaking to the American people about the economy.

As reported by ABC news, in part, Slick Willie "tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy."

In Wall Street parlance, Slick would have Obama focus on More Bull, Less Bear!

Slick conveniently overlooks the fact that Obama has just committed American taxpayers to a trillion dollar package of pork spending that may or may not stimulate the economy; has ordered even more raids on the treasury by announcing a $75 billion program to bail out irresponsible homeowners to whom the American Dream has become a bitter nightmare, and has the CEOs of GM and Chrysler camped out like vagabond gypsies on the White House lawn in search for another $50 billion or so in hand outs.

There is also the matter of disbursing the second half of that $825 billion authorized by Congress for bailing out Wall Street, a task made all the more difficult since no one seems to know what in the hell happened to the $350 billion sent out when W. was still running the Ponzi scheme.

Moreover, President Obama is confronted by a growing mountain of bad news: Since the Inauguration, Wall Street stocks have nose-dived to their lowest level in six years; unemployment is soaring, and states like California and Kansas are rapidly becoming third world disasters.

On top of all of that, many learned economists are warning that the worst is yet to come.

Yet Slick Willie expects feigned Hope from an inexperienced community organizer who is splendid at delivering rousing speeches peppered with meaningless slogans and promises, but whom does not know what the hell he is doing when it comes to managing the issues of the day?

How in the world can a president who lacks the ability to recruit a small group of honest, law-abiding professionals to serve in his cabinet be expected to manage the overall affairs of the greatest nation in human history?

Still, Slick Willie deserves some slack because he occupied the Oval Office before the full and awesome power of the Internet emerged. During most of the Clinton debacle, accountability could be avoided by applying a strategy of DENY AND DELAY to all circumstances.

Until, that is, Matt Drudge used the Internet to turn a white spot of DNA on a blue dress into the "shot heard around the world," a scoop that damn near sent Slick Willie and the Hildabeast back to Hope, sans any glimmer of hope.

Face the truth, Slick, your brand of optimism and "spin" would instantly be recognized as false and forced in the modern world of political communications.


Obama-nomics: Transforming the Dollar Into CHANGE

By John W. Lillpop

Is it sheer coincidence that just as President Obama was signing the left's hideous "economic stimulus" into law, the barons of Wall Street were shedding nearly 300 points and closing in on a Dow Jones Industrial Average low last seen a decade ago?

Undeterred by happenings on Wall Street and unashamed by his own role in wiping out two or three generations of Americans with just one stroke of his pen, the president wasted no time in moving on to the next urgency on his Nanny -state agenda: Saving millions of homeowners from foreclosure.

As reported at My Way News, in part, the president said:

"We must stem the spread of foreclosures and falling home values for all Americans, and do everything we can to help responsible homeowners stay in their homes."

Unfortunately, the crisis is more about irresponsible, rather than responsible, homeowners.

Egged on by a federal government obsessed with diversity at all cost, millions of people bought homes for which they were not, are not, and probably never will be, qualified.

Race baiting regulators and greedy lenders made it all possible by approving reckless lending practices such as no down payments, stated income, negative amortization, and other grotesque gimmicks which lured people best suited financially for modest studio apartments into modest mansions.

Unqualified buyers stoked a real estate market already suffering from extravagant exuberance into a mindless escalation of housing prices. Soaring home prices inevitably reduced the pool of qualified, responsible buyers, which in turn caused a glut of unsold homes listed for sale.

Now, President Obama wants to exacerbate the problem by dousing the blazing fire with gasoline, AKA taxpayer money, which is the only way that liberals know how to respond during a crisis.

Contrary to Obama's Marxist beliefs, government caused the current crisis. Why should Americans count on that same gaggle of incompetent bureaucrats to correct their own mistakes?

Slumping housing prices reflect normal supply and demand dynamics, and must increase or decline according to the dictates of the market.

Artificially propping up home prices and unqualified buyers will perpetuate, rather than eradicate, the problem and delay genuine recovery.

By the way, whatever happened to the liberal lament about the "affordable housing" crisis? Allowing home prices to decline in accordance with the market would seem a reasonable solution for that problem.

With all eyes distracted by the housing kerfuffel, the wizards of Detroit roared into Washington with detailed plans for salvaging what remains of the battered automobile industry.

Just what is Detroit's plan?

Give us another $50 billion dollars, and we will lay off another 42,000 workers!

Again, government malfeasance is the culprit. Despite warnings from conservatives, former President George W. Bush chose to chase bad money with good by sending Detroit $17 billion last December.

President Obama and his Marxist comrades in Congress will surely add to the chaos by bailing out Detroit again.

Thus far, it appears as though Obama-nomics is a policy that will transform good old American dollar into CHANGE!

is Change that America neither needs nor wants!


Ending Domestic Violence Disputes, One Head at a Time

By John W. Lillpop

In 2004, Muzzammil Hassan of Buffalo, New York launched an enterprise he named Bridges TV, with the hope that he might help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

As it turns out, Hassan likely needs a crash course in American communications strategy, assuming that such a study is available in prison.

As reported by the Buffalo News, in part:

"Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

'Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible,' Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said today.
Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

Muzzammil Hassan was arraigned before Village Justice Deborah Chimes and sent to the Erie County Holding Center."

Praise be to Allah?


The "Chicago Way" Trumps CHANGE

By John W. Lillpop

Skittish Democrats in both Springfield and Washington foolishly assumed that the collateral damage to the party image caused by former Governor Blagojevich was no longer a concern given Blago's unanimous removal by the Illinois Senate on January 29.

Unfortunately for liberals bent on showcasing Obama-style CHANGE, the "Chicago Way" lives on.

It does so in the personage of Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-IL), the man whom U.S. Senate Democrats accepted into their den of inequity after assuring themselves that Burris was untarnished by the "play for pay" scandal that pummeled Blagojevich into a ball of weeping submission crowned by unruly hair.

As reported in the Washington Times, in part:

"Sen. Roland W. Burris, Illinois Democrat, accompanied by his attorney, Timothy Wright III, addressed a contentious news conference in Chicago on Sunday.

The freshman Democratic senator was peppered with questions in a frenzied and combative Chicago news conference about a quietly filed affidavit that appears to contradict his testimony in January about the Blagojevich associates with whom he had spoken about Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Mr. Burris admitted in the Feb. 4 affidavit to the Illinois state House, which was only made public Saturday, that Mr. Blagojevich's brother, Robert, asked him for campaign fundraising help before the former governor appointed Mr. Burris to the Senate in December."

Senator Burris went only to claim that he voluntarily submitted the affidavit disclosing his contact with Robert Blagojevich only to "clarify" his earlier testimony.

Translated from the "Chicago Way" of street politics into simple English, Burris' statement means, "That affidavit was submitted to cover my posterior. You were not supposed to read the damn thing, and I certainly did not expect to be held to the legalese, mumbo jumbo therein."

How about a show of hands from those who, like me, have had it with lying politicians from Illinois, especially those who promise CHANGE, but whom deliver only a disgusting regurgitation of corruption and vice, AKA, the Chicago Way?



Sticking to Principles Still Matters to Some!

By John W. Lillpop

Far too many elected leaders these days are little more than "swine merchants" who use funds absconded from the pockets of taxpayers to purchase and or trade political power and influence.

Most, but not all, Republicans can be counted on to resist reckless taxing and pork spending. That is true at the federal level, and in California as well.

The Golden State is blessed to have just enough GOP members to thwart the wrong minded plan of Governor Schwarzenegger and Democrats which, if enacted, would raise taxes at a time when recession and unemployment are rampant here.

We Californians owe a special debt of gratitude to State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore who resigned as Chief Republican Whip due to his opposition to a massive tax increase deal.

DeVore said, “The St. Valentine’s Day deal to raise taxes on hardworking Californians will neither close the budget deficit nor control spending. I believe leadership thinks they are doing the right thing – but I cannot be a party to this agreement as I believe it will harm California."

Bravo to a politician with the moral clarity and sense of purpose to stick to his principle.

Bravo to Chuck DeVore!

Assemblyman DeVore has announced his candidacy to oppose Barbara Boxer in 2010.

America will need to send principled conservatives like Chuck DeVore to Washington, D.C. in order to clean up the slop sure to result from the Obama trillion dollar pork feast.


Rethinking the Fairness Doctrine!

By John W. Lillpop

Based upon a cursory review of the proposed resurrection of the Fairness Doctrine, the notion appears unfair at best, unconstitutional and un-American at worst.

Still, a real Fairness Doctrine could actually help if it included all television and radio broadcasts, print media, Hollywood films, and Internet sites, and further provided that:

*Mainstream media were required to employ the same number of conservative and liberal reporters, editors, and production staff;

*To counter films like W., Hollywood should produce films that highlight the frailties of a Democrat president, such as the sexual perversion that drove President Clinton to commit perjury;

*For every skit in which Tina Fey ridicules Governor Sarah Palin, SNL should run a skit exposing the hypocrisy and muddled thinking of Nancy Pelosi;

*MSNBC should run "Meltdown" to track lies and mistakes by the Obama administration, including a daily countdown of real jobs created by the trillion dollar stimulus, versus jobs lost since the Inauguration;

*For every column in which a liberal columnist confesses to sexual dreams involving President Obama, the New York Times should publish an Ann Coulter column about liberal bias in the media;

*PBS should follow the "Jim Lehrer News Hour" with a live segment of "The Savage Nation;"

*Following 60 Minutes, CBS should run an investigative expose co-hosted by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity;

*ABC should hire Bay Buchanan and Phyllis Schlafly to replace two liberals on "The View";

*Spanish-language media should give equal voice to those who advocate secure borders, aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, and mass deportation of illegal aliens;

*Weather Channel should replace half of its global warming believing staff with skeptics who believe climate change is liberal pap, unsubstantiated by real science, and

*Oprah Winfrey should be required to interview Governor Sarah Palin and devote as much time to the conservative dynamo as was lavished on Barack Obama.

If administered fairly (not likely), the fairness doctrine could help dislodge the liberal bias pervasive in television and radio broadcasts, print media, films, and the Internet.

In which case, BRING IT ON!


Taxing Ass Dismisses "Chattering Class"

By John W. Lillpop

According to a Senator who is old enough to know better, but clearly too old to be trusted, the American people simply do not give a damn about "tiny, Porky Amendments."

The culprit in question is New York's continuing national embarrassment, the fuzzy-headed Charles Schumer, one of many bleeding head Marxists now disgracing the U.S. Senate.

Schumer was referring to the ghastly trillion-dollar Care package that liberals in the White House and Congress are conspiring to make into law, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Officially known as the Economic Stimulus Bill, the Porker of all Pork is more correctly known among the Chattering Class as the DNC Recovery Act of 2009.

It should be noted that a similar package is NOT under consideration for the RNC, because the Fairness Doctrine is not yet in place!

As reported, in part, at Sleuth.com:

"Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) comments on the Senate floor a little while ago seemingly in defense of "tiny...porky amendments" in the economic stimulus bill took Republicans aback.

"Schumer said, "And let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny - yes - porky amendments: the American people really don't care."

Tell that to GOP and centrist senators. They protested the bill's $400 million for STD/HIV prevention, $75 million for anti-smoking programs and $50 million for the arts, among other provisions."

Schumer's gushing denial overlooks an inconvenient truth:

Two hundred and twenty four Republican members of Congress (178 in the U.S. House and 37 U.S. Senators) voted with the Chattering Class and against the DNC Recovery Act of 2009.

All were elected by "Americans" who DO give a damn about a trillion dollars being lifted from taxpayer's wallets in order to fund liberal causes that this nation neither needs nor wants.

The honorable Republicans were joined by eleven insightful Democrats in the House.

Brace yourself, Senator Schumer.

The Chattering Class is here to stay. We will NOT be silenced!

See the Schumer shame on video:



For $800,000, San Francisco Taught a Lesson about 2nd Amendment

By John W. Lillpop

In many "non-progressive" cities of America, children still learn to understand and appreciate freedom and democracy, and are taught to celebrate, rather than repudiate, American heritage and history.

In such cities, students are required to learn about the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment.

By contrast, in San Francisco children learn that all injustice and human suffering originates with America. Hating America is a sign of intellectual and spiritual superiority, according to this town's goofy leftists.

Rather than wasting time on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, San Francisco kids learn how to pull a condom over a cucumber, how to hate the U.S. military, and how being a pedophile is no more of a stigma than being left handed.

Because of San Francisco's unhealthy liberalism and warped teaching ideals, it was necessary for the NRA to step in and teach the citizenry of this city a badly needed lesson about the Second Amendment.

All told, Gun Rights 101, cost San Francisco $800,000 at a time when the city is battling a budget deficit.

As reported, in part, by the NRA:

"The City of San Francisco has paid $380,000 to the National Rifle Association (NRA) as reimbursement for legal fees incurred while striking down Proposition H, passed by San Francisco voters in November 2005.

'Freedom and common sense prevailed in San Francisco. Proposition H was a foolish scheme by anti-gun politicians to disarm only the law-abiding in San Francisco,' said NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox. 'NRA promised we would do everything we could to overturn this ill-conceived gun ban, and I am pleased to say that we have delivered on that promise. We will now put these funds back into use to advance self-defense civil rights in legislatures and courts.'

Combined with more than $200,000 in fees paid to City lawyers defending the ordinance and an equal value of lawyers time donated to the City for the unsuccessful defense of this case, the total costs to City taxpayers in defending against Proposition H, a civilian disarmament attempt, approaches $800,000."

Regrettably, San Francisco taxpayers have to bear the considerable financial burden caused by city officials’ selfish efforts to play politics with the self defense rights of law-abiding people."

Awwwwww, what a bloody shame.Think of all the cucumbers Mayor Newsom could buy with $800,000!


Lincoln, Reagan, and Obama: American Presidents With Ties to Illinois

By John W. Lillpop

On February 16, America will celebrate President's Day to honor the 44 men whom have served as president of our great nation.

Presidents Lincoln, Reagan, and Obama all have roots in Illinois.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but moved to Illinois which eventually became renowned as the Land of Lincoln. He is the most beloved of all of America's presidents, past and present.

Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois. He moved to California (Hollywood) and was elected governor of that state for two terms. The Reagan Revolution culminated with Reagan's two-term presidency and the triumph of conservatism over liberal socialism. He is the second most beloved president in American history.

Barack Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii, although that fact remains in dispute. Obama parlayed $750 million dollars, massive voter fraud (ACORN), and a mainstream media afflicted with "thrills running up and down their legs" into a victory for the most liberal candidate in history.

His first two weeks in office have been marked by staggering incompetence, annoying arrogance, pro-terrorist and pro-death decisions, and an unhealthy obsession with tax cheats.

The state of Illinois deserves a special tip of the hat for gifting America with Presidents Lincoln and Reagan.

Thanks, Illinois: Two out of three ain't bad!


Obama in Stimulus Wonderland!

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Who would have imagined that Walt Disney's magical film, "Alice in Wonderland," from 1951 would be a model for the Obama presidency?

In particular, the Rabbit who ran about declaring "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!" seems to capture the president's mood with regard to the trillion dollar, leftist boondoggle mistakenly referred to as a "recovery" plan.

From Bloomberg.com, in part, this:

"President Barack Obama prodded lawmakers to complete work on a $900 billion economic stimulus package as Senate Democratic leaders faced calls from their own party and from Republicans for changes to the measure.

“Let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the essential,” Obama said while acknowledging criticisms of the plan. “A failure to act and to act now will turn crisis into catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession.”

Sounds eerily like, "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!" does it not? No time to use common sense when spending a trillion dollars of taxpayer money, right?

Actually, Obama's panic alert sounds very much like the words that former President Bush used last September when he warned Congress that failure to approve a $700 billion bailout could send the fragile U.S. economy over the edge.

After signing the hysteria-driven bill on October 4, President Bush made the following statement:

"By coming together on this legislation, we have acted boldly to prevent the crisis on Wall Street from becoming a crisis in communities across our country."

That bail out, which totaled more than $800 billion by the time it was signed into law, turned out to be a folly of epic proportions.

To begin with, about $350 billion was stashed in a white envelope marked "CRISIS," hidden under the carpet in Henry Paulson's office.

Four months later, those "emergency" funds have yet to be disbursed.

Which begs the question, "Just What the Hell is a 'crisis' in Washington parlance?"

Of the bail out money that was spent, no one in government knows exactly where all of it went, although it appears that billions were spent on matters unrelated to the banking crises.

Senate Republicans must remain firm in their opposition to the $900 billion monster that Obama and the Democrats want to dump on the backs of generations to follow.

To counter Obama's silly argument, try one of the following:

"Let's not turn the essential into a feeding trough for liberals addicted to pork" or "Haste makes waste!"


"Citizen of the World" Learns that Foreign Leaders Often Hostile to American Interests

By John W. Lillpop

From his naive and inexperienced frame of reference, President Obama has operated under the delusion that simply "playing nice" with foreign leaders and declaring himself a citizen of the world could smooth out the messes left by former President George W. Bush.

Like other wrong-minded leftists, Obama has been loath to admit the fact that the world is a highly competitive and dangerous place where U.S. interests must be protected with all of the "USA First!" fervor and gusto that a president can muster.

Simply put, foreign leaders could care less about what is best for America, except when their own interests are directly involved.

Obama has a couple of recent examples that should serve as educational tools.

The first involves the so-called economic stimulus package which included a "Buy American!" theme.

As reported, in part, by Timesonline.com, European Union leaders were not amused:

"The European Union warned the US yesterday against plunging the world into depression by adopting a planned “Buy American” policy, intensifying fears of a trade war.

"The EU threatened to retaliate if the US Congress went ahead with sweeping measures in its $800 billion (£554 billion) stimulus plan to restrict spending to American goods and services.

Obama's second brush with reality came from India where the Indian government has, in essence, told Obama to butt out in the ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

As reported, in part, at Financial Times.com:

"India has warned US President Barack Obama that he risks “barking up the wrong tree” if he seeks to broker a settlement between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

"MK Narayanan, India’s national security advisor, said that the new US administration was in danger of dredging up out of date Clinton administration-era strategies in a bid to bring about improved ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

“I do think that we could make President Obama understand, if he does nurse any such view, that he is barking up the wrong tree. I think Kashmir today has become one of the quieter and safer places in this part of the world,” Mr Narayanan said in an interview with CNBC TV18. "

What in the world is wrong with these foreigners? Are they unaware of the fact that Barack Obama was officially deified as the world's messiah on January 20?