Americans today who say that the only alternative to the Obama administration’s pretense of controlling Iran’s continued movement toward nuclear bombs is war ignore the fact that Israel bombed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities, and Iraq did not declare war. To do so would have risked annihilation.
U.S. foreign policy during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was to undermine our friends and cater to our enemies.
What lessons might we learn from the whole experience of the Iraq war?
Obama appears to believe that there’s no difference between a racist and totalitarian government like Iran wielding a nuclear weapon and a largely rights-respecting government like Israel (or the United States) having nuclear weapons.
Without question we must be strong. Without question we must defend ourselves. I envision an America with a national defense unparalleled, undefeatable and unencumbered by nation-building. I envision a national defense that promotes, as Reagan put it, peace through strength.”
Obama should clarify whose side he’s really on — America’s, or the Iranian regime’s.
Barack Obama seems ready to throw Israel to the wolves, for the sake of another worthless agreement.
In Obama’s vision, as a citizen of the world, there may be no reason why Iran should not have nuclear weapons when other nations have them.
The lack of a principled, moral approach to foreign policy is why Obama has America stumbling around the world actually threatening America’s interests rather than our enemies.
Israel is not an enemy. This shouldn’t even be a squabble in the first place.
It is tempting for Western observers to view Turkey’s reluctance to join the fight as a mark of disloyalty to NATO and as a sign that the alliance is mostly about convenience. This view may be too simplistic.
The safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.
Does the U.S. have the power to defeat the ISIL/al-Qaida threat and stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions — yes or no?
The urge to “do something” is understandable. But Government can’t get domestic policy right. Don’t assume it gets foreign policy right.
If you assume that Barack Obama is trying to protect the safety and interests of the United States and its allies, then clearly he has been a monumental failure.
Those Westerners who criticize Israel’s response to close to 3,000 rocket attacks might tell us what Israel should do in response — just take the rockets, surrender or leave the Middle East?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHC8KC5cLs8] All anyone needs to know about the Middle East conflict is that the Jews want peace and the Arabs don’t, because the Arabs hate Jews for religious reasons and they want them dead. Politics, territory – these are just excuses. Palestinian leaders have had several chances for a two state solution and they […]
Critics have seen Obama’s repeated sacrifices of American national interests as deliberate.