After reading this, it is clear why Clifford doesn't drive policy for
either party. The "incidents' he talks of are silly at best....
almost daily events by both sides. Russian ships have operated in and out of
Cuba for 50 years now, and during the Bush administration ran military drills
with Venezuela. The biggest issue why Republicans don't attack
Obama on foreign policy is they agree on 95% of what is going on. It is only
those group who are driving pro Israeli/anti muslim agendas. agendas that short
of the US going to war on behalf of Israel. would not be satisfied with any
American policy, that believe we have a wedge issue here on Foreign politics.We currently have one of the "Axis of Evil" countries crumbling
right now. Iran has been blunted in was increasing influence in the middle
east. North Korea's attempt to go nuclear has been largely stymied. Three
Dictatorships have fallen. And Bin Laden and his organization have lost their
leadership. American interest have been promoted. Just perhaps
Israel needs to learn how to live in peace with its neighbors... while keeping
an eye on Iran all the while.
Obama has a dangerous foreign policy which projects weakness and appeases and
encourages dictators. It's 180 degrees from where Ronald Reagan had this
country in Peace through Strength. Observe how Putin in Russia is now working
with Castro to establish a Russian Naval base just 90 miles from Florida.
Haven't we seen this movie before?I will forever be disgusted
at Obama's lack of supporting the democratic uprising in Iran two years
ago, with hundreds of thousands of protesters in the streets of Tehran. Obama,
who apparently is renowned for his smooth words and hasn't been shy on
talking on almost everything, was conspicuously silent. Why? He didn't
even let his White House press office issue a tepid press release supporting the
people wanting to overthrow their dictators and have more freedom. Obama should be held to account. And I suggest we all do November 6th.
Putting up a missile defense shield categorizes the people on the outside of the
shield as the enemy. More importantly, it weakens the *defenses* of those
people. How does it weaken Russia's defenses? When the West has no
shield, mutual destruction prevents them from going on the offensive. When the
West has a shield, they are free to go on the offensive with impunity. Because this type of a shield obliterates Russia's key defense mechanism,
it is in fact an offensive weapon. The way for Russia to defend against this
weapon is to seek out technologies to defeat or overpower the shield. This
leads to a new type of arms race.I would hope that Governor Romney
is smart enough to know that starting a new arms race with Russia is bad foreign
MAD is sensless because our most likely nuclear threat is from a ground based
nuclear device by shifty non-state organizations. PU-238 is very
difficult to detect. What Obama HAS done is to concentrate on securing the
nuclear materials that are on the black market. There's enough
"missing" plutonium to make 350 hiroshima bombs. Get SOME
facts before believing you have all the answers. Nobody has all the answers.
After the Bush years, the decline of the neo- cons has been the best thing to
happen in our foreign policy. If there is anything that the Obama administration
has excelled in it is foreign policy. The writer of this piece can ignore many
things, but doing so does not make him correct in the least.
Apparently the author forgot that the Soviet Union collapsed twenty years ago,
and that modern day Russia does not possess anywhere near the military might
that the Soviet Union did.While conservatives sit in their armchairs
complaining about the President Obama being weak and an appeaser, he is quietly
and effectively killing off our enemies. Surveys show that the American people
trust President Obama far more on national security than they do Mitt Romney. It
is a wise political move on Romney's part not to remind us of that.
The Romney foreign policy appears to be in two parts: first, attack Iran under
the quaint label of "regime change", and second, call Israel and ask
what we should do next.
Like getting Osama & Ghaddafi? Or, keeping a low profile during the Arab
Spring?Perhaps, the lunatic fringe on the right has something else
'Obama has a dangerous foreign policy which projects weakness and appeases
and encourages dictators.'How many American lives were lost in
Lybia? How many in Egypt? How many in are at risk in Syria?Now
lets compare the success rate and cost in lives for Iraq and Afghanistan. And
you think Obama's plan has failed?Good grief, the level of
partisan blinders is amazing. And to think that opening yet another war front
in Iran is some peoples idea of good foreign policy all the while our military
is exhausted, it makes one wonder. One of the prime lessons one learns when
strategizing is don't over extend your assets. Treating our military and
their families as expendable resources that we can call on to pay the full
prices of questionable policies just because it makes for nice sounding sound
bites.. really sad. Our military should not be called on to pay
the price they pay only when all other choices and avenues have been expended.
As it turns out, we are seeing signs that mahmoud ahmadinejad is being forced
out. If we can achieve this goal with the loss of US lives or those of Iranian
There's one less chief terrorist and one less dictator in the world.
Neither of 'em needed a foreign war to achieve. I think the president has
done quite well in foreign policy.
Why wont Mitt Romney hold Obama responsible for foreign policy?Four
reasons.1. He got us out of Iraq.2. We have a firm date
to (finally) be out of Afganistan.3. He got Osama Bin Ladin4. When Obama does open a new front against terrorism he doesntSend in
hundreds of thousands of troups. He does it smarter bymaking use of drones