At the State of
Robert Kagan (“Grading of Obama’s Foreign Policy”, Foreign Policy, January 30, 2012) paints a rosy picture of his win-win stories but sees the total US troop exit from
Almost four years have passed since the exciting presidential election night, President Obama signaled a major shift in American policy to “rebuild America” – a visionary outlook- a picture of tomorrow’s New America, from the Audacity of Hope to the first elected colored and intellectually viable President of a collapsed superpower effectively besieged and run down by the handful of Mujahideen challenging the US war plans in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reconstruction of a nation involves rethinking from bottom–up and change of strategic direction to make it happen. After tough lifelong struggle to acquire the White House occupancy as a popularly elected President, Mr. Obama was an actor in a soap opera stage show but consciously speaking to the well informed global audience across many continents and defying physical distances and conflicting time zones to transmit refurbished optimism out of prevalent darkness of lost America that a New America will come into being with a new zeal and best opportunities for peace, liberty and freedom away from the continued wars of greed and institutionalized corruption.
Global humanity is intelligent, informed and mature enough not to long for political cynicism and dubious characterization of aims, interpretations and technical explanations. Someone as intelligent as Mr. Obama appears to be, should have known clearly what his strengths and weaknesses are, and absurdities of the people around him and how best he could have performed effectively as a new visionary President with a new colored image of considerable historic proportion at a time of a war-torn and financially bankrupt and morally exhausted American nation. After almost four years, President Obama appears to be taking the in-between seat on a rollercoaster- a new game of missing moral and intellectual credibility and engaging in a bluffing game of absurdity. As a first legal act of promised closing down the infamous Guantonmo Bay Terror prison, he failed miserably exposing a morally and intellectually weak characteristic. Obama accelerated the war activities in
Barack Obama is responsible for so much destruction in the world. I will not vote for him and every now and then someone e-mails to tell me that Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorium will be president "because of you." I am so powerful!
I do not care who it is. It does not matter. What matters is saying that Mr. Obama's behavior is unacceptable. That we do not use drones to kill people around the world, that the presidency is not a kingdom and that the president cannot kill American citizens at will, that we have the right to be safe and secure in our homes, that we are a nation that welcomes immigrants, that we are a nation that believes in rule of law.
I do not support what he has done, I will not vote for him. He needs to be a one-term president to send a message to the Democratic Party that we will not tolerate Republican light and that our votes will not be taken for granted.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: