If you believe that America’s primary mission in the world is to be loved, then that leads to the following foreign-policy choices:
Redistribute American wealth to other countries on a massive scale without preconditions
Withdraw our military presence from the world, including our defense of global trading routes
End support for Israel
The mission to spread freedom and liberty, which has been our primary focus for at least the last sixty years, does not bring immediate popularity. It challenges the entrenched interests of oppressive ruling classes, and it irritates those who would rather turn a blind eye to tyranny in order to make a short-term profit from it. The reward for freeing millions and defeating tyrants is not in the immediate gratification of self-indulgent “love”, but in the security of reducing oppression and allowing people to rule themselves and make their own decisions — which has inevitably led to safer, less hostile nations.
I mentioned this story last night about the uncontrollable glee of our wonderful and totally non-biased media to meet with Obama in Iraq. He is guaranteeing to bring ‘hope’ and ‘change,’ after all. If that’s the case, why is he such a total downer on America? Listen to him talk about our need to ‘redeploy’ in Iraq, where we are finally (again) finally starting to hear some good news (no thanks to our media). Remember – this speech was given just the other day BEFORE his trip to Iraq:
Exactly! Redeploy to what?!? That’s exactly what the surge was – a redeployment.
More Obama (the host, Marl Levin is pretty harsh in this clip, but he’s making a great point):
Oh, again with the ‘Distractions.’ I’m surprised Obama is campaigning on ‘Change’ rather than something like ‘Focus’. Everything Obama has opposed or disliked he has called a ‘distraction.’
Launching his campaign at unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers house:
"...led a violent rampaging protest in Chicago, and took credit for numerous bombings around the United States. ... Ayers insists he has no regrets. "I acted appropriately in the context of those times,""
Just a distraction….
I don’t think it’s a distraction to ask questions about legitimate concerns. John McCain has years and years on the record serving this country. Obama does not. Thus, it is important to learn what the guy really believes. I don’t think that’s a ‘distraction’ from anything.
Here’s audio of an Obama voter who trusts that Obama will cause change.
Not to mention, Is Obama’s plan for withdrawal even possible? ABC doesn’t think so:
Facts on the ground…also Distractions?
My point is, ‘Change’ and ‘Hope’ are the real distractions from what Obama actual policy suggestions. What do you think? The presidential race is basically just one huge job interview. What qualities does Obama have that qualify him to be your president?