Friday, February 25, 2011
Events Overtake US
When addressing the course of events in the Middle East, the Obama administration is at sea and rudderless. In the context of international relations, it is increasingly apparent that Obama was awarded his Nobel Peace Prize prematurely and that Barack Hussein Obama is ill-suited to the task. President Obama may read a few tomes about Ronald Reagan- Obama may compare himself to Ronald Reagan- but he is no Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was at a point in his career an actor but as US President, Reagan shaped the course of history. Rather than waiting to be acted upon, Reagan took the bull by the horns and led. Barack Hussein Obama is being tossed about by Egypt, Bahrain, and now Libya and can not find his equilibrium or any ideological anchor. Ignoring popular discontent for more than two years in Iran after Ahmadinejad stole reelection while jumping immediately on US ally Hosni Mubarak does not betray moral ambivalence of the Obama foreign policy team. Castigating Israel for the so-called settlement enterprise does not portray moral clarity. The Obama administration's conduct of US affairs of state in the Middle East is proving to be morally repugnant.