Remember how Barack Obama promised he would go out and make the world see us as warm and cuddly after George W. Bush used that proverbial big stick to beat the you know what out of our enemies? Well, he’s sure going around snuggling up to the wrong people.
The Pink Flamingo has this theory that history is cyclical. I just never thought it would repeat itself so quickly. The way it looks today, in 2012 we’re going to be repeating the 1980 election. I just hope we have someone like Sarah Palin who can take our current version of Jimmy Carter and wipe the floor with him. The way it stands today, I don’t see anyone else who can do it, and pull off a nomination. Naturally the press will crucify her. Right now we’re dealing with someone worse than Jimmy Carter.
“…Reuters reports an interesting nugget in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Vladimir Putin his wish and kill the Eastern European missile shield: Shortly after the pullback on the shield programme was announced, Russia’s government said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would meet several U.S. executives on Friday from firms including General Electric, Morgan Stanley as well as TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not, GE is second only to Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from an abrupt foreign policy change made by President Obama. But GE isn’t the only company benefiting. Reuters paints the broader picture: “U.S. companies have arguably lost out to some European companies in joint ventures, and better diplomacy will likely improve the chances for investors in the strategic sectors of the Russian economy,” said Carlo Gallo, senior Russia analyst at London-based consultancy Control Risks.GE CEO Jeff Immelt sits on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and GE owns MSNBC, the network famously friendly to Obama….”
What Obama did to Poland today is simply obscene.
“…The Polish preparation may have paid off however: They are reportedly angling for an American commitment of Patriot missile systems based in Poland, which Poles see, like the larger missile-defense bases, as a partial guarantee against Russian agression (despite American denials that the defenses are aimed at Russia).
“I would not describe what is going on today as a defeat for Poland,” Tusk told reporters in Warsaw, according to the AP, saying Obama had signaled that “Poland has a chance to win an exclusive position” in the new system….”
3) Tone deaf
4) “Pinko Commie”
7) In bed with General Electric
*) All of the above
According to John McCain:
““I am disappointed with the Administration’s decision to cancel plans to develop missile defenses in Eastern Europe. This decision calls into question the security and diplomatic commitments the United States has made to Poland and the Czech Republic, and has the potential to undermine perceived American leadership in Eastern Europe. Given the strong and enduring relationships we have forged with the region’s nations since the end of the Cold War, we should not, I believe, take steps backward in strengthening these ties. Yet I fear the Administration’s decision will do just that, and at a time when Eastern European nations are increasingly wary of renewed Russian adventurism.” “Given the serious and growing threats posed by Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, now is the time when we should look to strengthen our defenses, and those of our allies. Missile defense in Europe has been a key component of this approach. I believe the decision to abandon it unilaterally is seriously misguided.”…”
Everyone is uptight about several developments in the news. They are connected. First we have Jimmy Carter defending Barack Obama and Barack Obama Neville Chamberline, Benedict Arnold, Spock, America’s very own King John is doing his best to make Jimmy Carter look good.
Maybe we are looking at things the wrong way.
Is it possible the reason Barack Obama is doing what he is doing is to rehabilitate the image of Jimmy Carter. In turn, Jimmy Carter is defending Barack Obama. Thanks to Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter will no longer be considered the worst modern President. That honor – already yet – now belongs to Barack Obama.
It’s a symbiotic relationship. Right now, though, if we don’t do something in Afghanistan, Obama will be pulling a Jimmy Carter.
According to Lindsey:
“…”Scrapping this program makes it easier for extremists in the Middle East to hold portions of the world hostage,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “They may try to call this `hitting the reset button’ on our relationship with Russia. It looks more like retreat.”…”
I have a friend, S. B. Hill, who is a regular letter writer to Barack Obama. She emailed me her latest masterpiece.
This morning I read that you have left Eastern European emerging Democracies neck deep in Russian alligators and opened the door for Iran to drop nuclear bombs on Isreal, all in one move. Impressive. Now I’m listening to you pander to college students as you have just instituted a government take over of the Student Loan program. AND, you are telling lies about doctors, again. A new poll indicates that 66 percent of doctors oppose your health care take-over. AND, you lie about those who oppose you – again, calling for hostility against them in the young minds before you. I have finally arrived at the conclusion that writing to you is a waste of my time. I’m slow, I know, but I hoped that what America thinks might matter to you. It obviously does not. Henceforth, instead of writing to you, I will become active in any and every effort I can find to unseat those in congress who have forgotten why they went to Washington and blindly support your big government ambitions. Any “choice” that involves government options – whether it’s health care or college loans – is no choice at all. It is socialism. America is not a follower, of Europe or yourself. Maybe, some day, you’ll figure it all out.”
What we euphemistically refer to as the “Obama Administration” gave several reasons for switching to the Raytheon built Standard Missile (SM) – 3 Interceptor. It seems the “Administration” can save money using this version of missile defense. The whole idea of the Obama Administration trying to save money is laughable.
The second, more logical reason is pandering to GE.
The technology is questionable.
“…* The system would use “hit-to-kill” technology in which an array of sensors and radar would detect an enemy missile in flight and guide a ground-based interceptor to destroy it.
* Without using explosives, the interceptor would ram an incoming warhead at a closing speed of 15,000 miles per hour in a process likened to hitting a bullet with another bullet in space.
* The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) says tests show the technology is sound. But critics say that many tests were made in controlled circumstances not resembling real attacks, and that more results are needed to prove the system….”
For an encore, Obama and the Dems will destabilize Pakistan.
“…Mullen’s remarks, cautious as they were, are the first clear marker in an internal debate over Obama’s next steps. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has not made up his mind whether to support a troop increase beyond the current level of 68,000, his spokesman said. Gates has long worried publicly that too large a force in Afghanistan would be self-defeating because Afghans would see the troops as occupiers, but he has recently sounded resigned to at least a small expansion. At the State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters Tuesday that the administration would deliberate “for some time,” suggesting no decision was imminent. “Everyone is providing their best ideas and making their contributions about the way forward in Afghanistan,” Clinton said. The Senate committee’s ranking Republican, John McCain of Arizona, said committing too few forces to the war would invite a rerun of mistakes the U.S. made in Iraq. “I’ve seen that movie before,” said McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. Although Mullen and other senior military leaders say the Afghan armed forces are the key to a successful U.S. exit from the war, Mullen suggested Tuesday that reliance on more Afghan training at the expense of full-on combat is a false choice. “Sending more trainers more quickly will give us a jump-start, but only that,” Mullen said. “Quality training takes time and patience.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took the point further. When Mullen told him it would take two to three years to train enough Afghan troops to do the job, Graham asked what would happen in Afghanistan in the meantime. “I think the security environment will continue to deteriorate,” Mullen replied. Then Graham made a larger point about public support in the U.S., one that hung over all the specifics of troop levels and trainers and the abilities of the Afghan government. “Do you understand you’ve got one more shot back home?” Graham asked, mentioning the poll results. “Do you understand that?”…”