By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials endured a severe “hit” last week, as the world’s only superpower was humiliated, ridiculed, and assaulted all across the globe by radical religious fanatics stuck in the 7th century.
US foreign embassies were raided and burned to the ground; diplomats and ambassadors were brutalized and their dead remains dragged through the streets in mockery of the once great and powerful US of A; American flags and portraits of Obama were stomped and set aflame by crazed Islamofascists intent on proving the veracity of “The Innocence of Muslims,” the film used by Obama and crew to deflect blame for the devastation of the American brand throughout the world.
For once, Obama did not attempt to blame bad news on former President George W. Bush.
Indeed, September 11, 2012 was, according to the Obama election campaign, all about a 14-minute, obscure film clip, in which the unpardonable crime of “hurting the religious feelings of Muslims” was committed.
Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney did not help Obama with a press briefing described in Reference 1:
White House spokesman Jay Carney just held a press briefing that was equal parts absurd and horrifying. Even as American embassies are mobbed by radicals, and our flags are torched and replaced with Islamist banners, Carney continued to repeat — almost as if he were trying to convince himself — that the riots are purely a reaction to a low-budget anti-Islam Youtube film.
Nothing to do with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Nothing to do with anti-American sentiment. Nothing to do with support for al-Qaeda or Islamic terrorism.
“Let’s be clear: these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” said Carney. “We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”
“The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that many Muslims find offensive,” added Carney. “It is not a response to 9/11.”
And it continued on like that for the rest of the briefing.”
Meanwhile scoundrels in Iran, Syria and North Korea must have found hope in the president’s weakness. The obvious muting of American strength and preeminence will surely embolden the ‘bad guys’ to take greater risks, a fact that makes the world dramatically less safe than it was when Barack Obama took office in 2009.
What will motivate Iran to abandon its pursuit of a nuclear weapon now that America is no longer interested or capable of providing effective opposition?
Why would North Korea bother to be more civil and accommodating now that the United States is run by a pacifist who prefers to ‘lead from behind’?
To American patriots, President Obama is now a major embarrassment, both domestically and on the world stage.
Although George W. Bush often delivered speeches replete in broken syntax and mangled grammar, at least the world knew that America was a force to reckon with. And yes, even fear.
By contrast, when Obama speaks, the only fear is in the hearts of patriotic Americans who are witnessing first hand the decimation of a proud and great nation by an elitist more suited for community organizing than leading.
Bottom Line: After four years of Obama, Exceptionally Unexceptional Is Us!