Obama Should Continue with His “Non-Existent” Foreign Policy
Last week Cal Thomas regurgitated the Far Right's favorite talking points about President Obama's “non-existent” foreign policy. Basically, Cal Thomas wishes Jack Bauer were still president; still vanquishing all our enemies single-handedly. [sssshhhh — don't break the news to him and spoil the fun]
My favorite quote from his column is: “Putin calculated he could get away with meddling in Ukraine because he perceived weakness in the president of the United States.”
Damn right! Jack Bauer would have just marched right up to that Putin punk and coldcocked him!
Froma Harrop makes a lot more sense in her column from yesterday — Americans Tire of Solving Everyone's Problems. Most Americans — not counting the Fox-suckers and talk radio dimbulbs — want the U.S. government to play a smaller role in global affairs. She says:
“Our roads are shabby, the rail system Third World. We’re told America can’t afford the social niceties that nations we defend take for granted.”
Ukraine, South Korea/North Korea/China/Japan, Israel vs. the Palestinians, and Afghanistan are the main global powder kegs where chickenhawks are clamoring for Obama to “do something!” Fortunately, most Americans want our government to “do something!” here in the States; not overseas.
And here is my favorite description of the manufactured hysteria over Benghazi:
“...a tragedy in search of a scandal. Not able to find a scandal or a smoking gun...Republicans have created one. They've bought the guns, fired them, noticed the smoke, and then yelled, 'Smoke!' And lo, with the announcement that Speaker John Boehner plans to appoint a 'select committee' to probe Benghazi, an entire arsenal of arms is being set up and ready to fire.”