Thursday, March 17, 2011
Give the Peace Prize Back, Barack
By Alan Caruba
As the Middle East begets one insurrection after another against the oppression that has been endemic to the region for centuries and as Japan faces the worst nuclear energy disaster since Chernobyl, the President of America and Commander-in-Chief is Absent Without a Leave (AWOL).
Barack Hussein Obama is the first President of the United States who received a Nobel Peace Prize just for showing up. It is a mark of how debased this once prestigious international prize has become. He should give it up.
In the past, the Peace Prize went to Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for negotiating an end to a Russian-Japanese conflict and to Woodrow Wilson in 1919 for his efforts to create the League of Nations. Its value began to fall off the cliff when it was given to Jimmy Carter in 2002 and Obama in 2009. In between, it was awarded to former Vice President Al Gore and the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change in 2007.
It is an ancient axiom that power is lost when power is not exercised. Osama bin Laden seriously misread the U.S. when he referred to it as “a weak horse”, an Arab way of saying it could be attacked with impunity. George W. Bush responded by bombing the hell out of Tora Bora in Afghanistan and then by invading Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden has been in hiding ever since and his top lieutenants keep getting whacked.
Obama’s approach to foreign affairs has been to misunderstand and denigrate the role of America in a dangerous world. Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal calls it “The Collapse of Internationalism” because the failure to lead has demonstrated the uselessness of the United Nations, its Security Council, NATO, the European Union, and the Arab League when it comes to facing down a psychopathic despot like Libya’s Quadaffi and, of course, the same was true regarding Saddam Hussein.
This is how big wars occur.
Recent history bears out the failure to take action against Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia, against Adolf Hitler prior to his invasion of Poland, to anticipate the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, and now the inevitable acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran.
This is what happens when an administration’s policy makers are all “intellectuals” who have spun out hypothetical views of the world that have no relationship to history or present realities.
This is what happens when, despite our present financial woes, the most powerful nation on Earth has reduced its naval and air power, and asks its military to engage in nation-building while fighting our enemies. What is needed are entirely separate, highly trained units devoted to that task.
This is what happens when “foreign policy” involves wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on the United Nations and billions more in so-called “foreign aid” to nations that do not like us, nor support us in times of crisis and need.
Libya, said Henninger, “was a test case, and what we have seen is that a world in which the U.S. doesn’t unmistakably lead is a world that spins its wheel, and eventually the wheels start to come off.”
The U.S. is not, as Obama believes, just one more nation among others or that it is not the single most exceptional experiment in democracy and freedom.
Just as Americans must organize to resist and survive Barack Hussein Obama over the next two years, having come to realize how utterly incompetent he is, other nations are wondering what will occur without the leadership the U.S. has always provided in the past, including two world wars, several smaller ones, and the containment of the former Soviet menace.
The presidency is much more than frequent trips to the golf course, predicting the outcome of the NCAA tournament, and an ill-timed visit to Rio. It is a dangerous place filled with people like Quadaffi and others of his ilk.
© Alan Caruba, 2011
Posted by Alan Caruba at 8:48 AM
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Libya, Middle East, Nobel Peace Prize, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons
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The man isn't incompetent. He's completely blinded by ideology combined with a complete lack of leadership potential.He is a follower! In my view he is more than willing to let this country decline so as to deliver it to his Marxist handlers. Every day I believe this more. Personally, I have come to the conclusion calling this man President is an insult to the office and our people.
Our presidency for years had been occupied by great men. Not always good, but outstanding in whatever their field of expertise. Lately, as the "powers that be" have grown more bold, we have been subjected to men who are increasingly inept at leadership but more zealous in their ideology. Our nation suffers right now in the hands of an immature, unqualified, naive, ego maniac. His "CV" suit the PTBs because he doesn't know much, has had no experience and is easily convinced of our Nation's mediocrity. I pray that he has not lead us to a point of no return.
Here’s the way I see it… If breathing were not a reflex action, if it required ANY thought process at all, Barack Hussein Obama would die… Breathing would be above his pay grade…
Fred: I think he just wanted to "be" President without having any idea how unprepared and ill-prepared he was for the job. Now he's just coasting, knowing that politically, he is just a neutered dog.
Alan, I would modify your statement to "some powers that be wanted Obama to become President of the USA, and those powers greatly desired that the US cease to be a sovereign nation.
As a once "Cold War Warrior", working in in military intelligence, to me Obama perfectly fits the once USSR's "sleeper" secret agents, secreted into the USA at a young age, to build up a legitimate persona/cover story, to be activitated at an appropriate time at some future date.
This nation's battle with communism did not end with the fall of the USSR. China remains communist, and is growing rapidly in power.
@Larry: If not a sleeper agent, someone schooled and aided to move swiftly up the political ladder to pull off an astonishing coup.
My Sunday commentary will flat out call him the first Communist President of the US.
I beat you!
I called Obama a Commie on my blog in 2008 BEFORE he was elected.
Actually, it wasn't that difficult of a call - I remember it only took about 15 minutes of research.
Let's see: Daddy was a commie, mommy was a commie, grandpa was a commie, grandmommy was a commie, best friend is a commie, wifey is a commie...
Do you see the pattern?
Pattern, Ronbo? You see a pattern there? Gosh! Seriously, Obama bin Lyin' is the best thing that could have happened. Should we survive this travesty, America will have awakened enough to reverse this insanity, and prevent its ever happening again. Pain is an excellent instructor.
As we now have the Commies openly stating without impunity the money earned by the rich actually belongs to the masses, one can already argue the Socialists led by Obama are already in charge.
I'm including something I wrote a while back in my blog as I fully feel and have for some time as you know that this man is Communist. As "ronbo" among others state in effect, "guilt by association" combine that with his own words and actions and you have a classic Marxist/Leninist Commie.
"I do believe with all my heart their is an ultra left radical element now running the country. It is there, in their own words and actions. And one other point. The Press! History teaches that in every country that had a compliant press, the government turned against that same press once they had taken complete control. This is fact! It's bad enough we ourselves did not self police our politicians, but the press has almost completely abrogated their responsibilities".
I’m not going to cite all the garbage here as others have done a great job of it. Let it suffice for me to say that I for one will not stand here and allow my Freedom of Speech to be stomped into the ground by Comrade Obama and his Marxist legions. In my future writings, I will continue to “TARGET” the lies and deceit coming from the left and in some cases the hard right. The hatred coming from these people will be in my “CROSSHAIRS” and I hope to point it out along with the hypocrisy associated with it. This is in fact a “WAR” whether one wants to see it that way or not. It is a war for the survival of our country and ideals. It is a war against the Marxist Socialist moron now sitting in the White House.
In the book 1984, Big Brother had his NEWSPEAK. We are now witnessing that very thing the book warned us against. Who in the hell do these people think they are to force us how to think or talk? A publisher has just issued a new volume of Huckleberry Finn that redacted the N word. What the hell gives them the right to do this? For those of you who feel this is ok, you can all kiss my you know what! The written word is history, whether one likes it or not. Back to 1984. One of the jobs described in the book was the re-writing of history and books. Good Grief! Have we become so blind that we in fact want to allow this? Yet, this is exactly what has happened in every failed Socialist country like the USSR. Rewrite history.
I saw the following the other day from J.D Longstreet’s blog and it fits here perfectly:
“Here goes: As long as Americans have the freedom to speak their minds openly, there will be, at least, some civility. If American’s freedom to speak freely is taken, or restricted, all hell will break loose and that includes the strong possibility, and yes, even the probability of armed resistance.”
I happen to agree with him The fact that a co-opted media along with Comrade Obama and his followers are in fact trying to take away our Freedom of Speech and thought is a chilling proposition! According to our Constitution, no one has the right to take away our basic freedoms. And if we as a people cannot defeat this at the ballot box as is preferred, it could in fact lead to what Mr. Longstreet suggests, something I would hope would not occur. But Comrade Obama and others think they do. There was one Congressman the other day (his name escapes me at the moment) who said in effect, it is up to the government to use regulations or whatever is needed to control the people!"
There are so many examples daily as to the treachery being executed by the hard left against the very core of this country's ideals! As the media on a whole is unwilling to do their job to root out these radical traitors such as our President, it's falling on the blog community and the decent men and women of this country to keep putting the truth forward, such as you Alan and others try to do! I for one still believe the truth can win out over the big lie, provided one can in fact get the truth out for all to see.
@Joetote: I am happy to call Longstreet a friend and always visit his blog to read his stuff. It helps that he often posts mine as well! :-)
I love his stuff and it is so dead on! Between the 2 of you as well as a few others, i have not only found kindred spirits in my own way, but, as I have indicated to you in the past have had the opportunity to learn so much about things I wasn't aware of.
J.D. Longstreet allows me to post his excellent articles on my blog!
I agree that he is a fine Southern gentleman and great American patriot!
Like yourself, he speaks with uncommon common sense.
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