So many of the Czars 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 Presidents 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 Irans 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 administrations 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. Glicks assessment is arguable opinion…the problem is, the Czar aint sure which parts those are. Once again, sigh.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.