Front Page Magazine has an interview
with Alex Alexiev, who talks about how the Obama administration is taking more of a path of appeasement (Hat tip: Blackfive
It is clear that after only nine weeks in power, President Obama is embarked on a dramatic reorientation, or should I say about face, of American foreign policy in the direction of appeasement of our enemies and indifference or worse toward our friends, something we last saw under Jimmy Carter.
Take Obama’s eagerness to talk to those that don’t want to talk to us like the mullahs in Tehran, the decision to steer $900 million to Gaza, which, whatever the spin, means Hamas, and new efforts to appease Putin by reneging on our missile defense commitments to the Eastern Europeans, to name just a few examples.
...What’s most disturbing is that Washington no longer talks about winning in Afghanistan but rather about striking a deal with the Taliban, which essentially means abandoning Afghanistan to the terrorists... A month ago, the government of the Northwest Frontier Province, evidently at the urging of the military, made a deal with the Taliban in Swat to impose Sharia law in this federal Pakistani territory in return for a Taliban promise to cease hostilities... This was nothing short of a complete capitulation of the Pakistani government and its military to the terrorists.
...Washington’s reaction is the most disturbing not to say scandalous aspect of this disaster. It has come in the form of remarks by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the effect that he considered the Swat agreement an acceptable compromise. If this is a sign of the administration’s thinking about negotiating with the Taliban, and I can’t see how it could be otherwise, we’re facing a national security disaster.
The US seems to be coming to realize that Obama was not a good omen for America. This too should help explain why he isn't.
Labels: terrorism, United States, war on terror