So many of the Czar’s posts begin with that one word that it produces the need for another sigh. But sigh, indeed.
Caroline Glick wrote an essay that the Czar simply cannot disagree with, although he wishes he could.
Basically, she shows that our as-yet-unconstitutional attack on Libya, including the President’s reluctance to (a) do so and (b) acknowledge this amid his obvious South American working vacation, follows a logical pattern.
As does his original non-reaction to Iran’s Green Revolution. And his procrastination and outright waffling on Egypt. In fact, she demonstrates it is all part of the same logical pattern, originating from the same cause: he wants nothing to do with foreign policy.
Ms. Glick breaks the Obama administration into two camps:
The anti-imperialists, including the President, who view the US as a stark-raving mad imperialist power. In order to prove to the world that the US has changed, we will not become involved, choose sides, address issues, or do anything that might convince the lesser countries that we are powerful. As an extension to this, our allies have been co-conspirators with us for so long that we must view them with suspicion and even rebuke them.
The opportunists, including Secretary of State Clinton. These folks will do whatever it takes to increase popularity among the world and the media. If that means backing a European plan to attack Libya, the US will supply all the muscle that they need at our own cost. While you can criticize the President for not having a clear plan of attack, the reality is that he wants nothing to do with this. Ms. Glick theorizes that it was Secretary Clinton who failed to think two or three steps ahead, and just jumped into the military adventure without sense of consequence. Why should she, the Czar muses. After all, she fully expects Libya will soon become some other administration’s problem.
The article goes on to discuss many other examples and events, but the basic theme is the same. The Obama administration, and its subdivisions, has no real clear understanding of foreign policy, and is basically screwing things up very badly for everyone, not just Americans.
The Czar knows much of Ms. Glick’s assessment is arguable opinion…the problem is, the Czar ain’t sure which parts those are. Once again, sigh.