Friday, October 9

arafat, carter, gore, obama

Yesterday I was reading the latest column by Victor Davis Hanson in which he outlines America's role in the world and the fundamental problem Conservatives have with Obama.
"Foreigners now really do say they like the United States better after Barack Obama was elected in January. They apparently appreciate his heartfelt apologies for two centuries of American sins -- and his assurances that America is now an equal in the family of nations.

" [But] dictators like those in Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Russia, Syria and Venezuela predated George Bush. They hate the United States not just because of Bush's tough-guy rhetoric. The problem instead is that their agendas - getting nukes, bullying neighbors, taking back disputed land, supporting terrorists, jacking up oil prices and stifling political dissent - are not reconcilable with America's traditional vision of a democratic, free-market global system.

"What keeps the so-called civilized world civilized each day is largely the willingness of the U.S. to invest vast resources to protect admirable but weaker nations. America keeps Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and democracies in Asia and Latin America safe from regional bad actors. That way these countries can help spread shared ideas about freedom and progress to less fortunate others.

"And for all the tragedy in Afghanistan and Iraq, America removed the Middle East's two worst regimes - the Taliban's and Saddam Hussein's - and is trying to foster civil societies in their places that will benefit both the region and the world at large.

"The U.S.'s job is expensive, dangerous and unpopular. But our role largely explains a half-century of unprecedented global prosperity -- and so far the absence of World War III.

"In contrast, the more Obama blurs the difference between allies and enemies, the more he depresses the former and encourages the latter.

"At the present rate, America will become ever more liked - and ever less respected. We saw a little of that in Copenhagen."

Last Friday, a bitch slap by the Olympics. Today, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama. A man without qualification for the office. A man without achievement. An award for apologists, anti-Semites, cowards, liars, terrorists. This is contempt and disrespect for America.


Anonymous Well? said...

Is my question re: Clarridge just something you cannot answer honestly and therefore must ignore. That sounds so much like a true conservative.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A hater of dishonest politics? Do you really hate yourself?

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to conservatives to cheer for the US not getting the Olympics and to not just congratulate Obama, accept it for what it is, and move on. True patriotism.

Should he have won? Maybe, maybe not. Just know others agree with you: "We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. I mean that's a ringing endorsement of your opinion.

I think Obama's win of the Nobel Prize speaks more to how hated GW was as opposed to what he has or has not done in his short time in office.

I do respect your opinion, and I would hope you respect mine. Cheers.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Kent said...

Cheering? I would describe my reaction to Chicago's Olympic beat-down as amusement, mostly because of the heavy handed and extremely self-centered appeal made by the President and First Lady.

As it turns out, the IOC doesn't give a crap about Michelle's childhood and they didn't care about putting the Olympics in Barack's backyard for his convenience.

As it turns out, Chicago, a city long controlled by Liberal Democrats, made a crappy presentation.

On the Peace Prize, Nobel voting closed February 1, 12 days after Barack Obama was inaugurated. This was before the President had done anything.

How empty of a prize is the Nobel Peace Prize when the criteria for winning one is mere words?

And this is, of course, as you rightly point out a slap at GWB, the third such slap at President Bush if you think about it. Carter and Gore being the other two.

And let's talk about the Peace Prize and who really deserves one. How about President Bush for liberating 50+ million Muslims? How about President Bush for his widely acknowledged aid work in Africa?

This so-called 'Peace Prize' no longer has anything to do with peace. Rather, it's a European political activism award granted to Left wing politicians.

10:55 AM  

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