Nile Gardiner rips apart the myth that is Barrack Obama in a well laid out editorial in the UK Telegraph today. The myths we all have been force fed of Obama the “uniter”, Obama the “citizen of the world”, Obama the “peace maker”, and Obama the “history bender” are all extreme Democrat constructs to paste over what has turned out to be the most dangerous kind of extreme Democrat - Obama the lazy radical.
Nile rips Obama the best way one can in deconstructing a narcissist – by comparing him to the narcissist’s (and all extreme Democrat’s) most recent arch enemy – Bush!
Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush
George W. Bush was widely mocked by the Left during the Iraq War, with liberals jeering at the “coalition of the willing,” which included in its ranks some minnows such as Moldova and Kazkhstan. Michael Moore, in his rather silly documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, went to great lengths to lampoon the Iraq War alliance. But the coalition also contained, as I pointed out in Congressional testimony back in 2007, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, Poland, and 16 members of the NATO alliance, as well as Japan and South Korea. In Europe, France and Germany were the only large-scale countries that sat the war out, with 12 of the 25 members of the European Union represented. The coalition, swelled to roughly 40 countries, and was one of the largest military coalitions ever assembled.
As it stands, President Obama’s proposed military coalition on Syria has a grand total of two members – the US and France. And the French, as we know from Iraq, simply can’t be relied on, and have very limited military capability. It is a truly embarrassing state of affairs when Paris, at best a fair weather friend, is your only partner. John Kerry tried to put a brave face on it at his press conference today, by referring to France “as our oldest ally,” but the fact remains that his administration is looking painfully isolated.
Nile tears into the obvious lazy nature of our President. Obama can’t seem to be bothered coalescing an international partnership or even American support because Obama’s delusional ego tells him that people should simply go along with him as he so directs it. He believes he doesn’t, and shouldn’t, need to convince anyone of his “leadership” because, after all, he is Obama. Nile states this sentiment with the following:
George W. Bush was a conviction president on foreign policy matters, driven by a clear sense of the national interest. President Bush emphatically made his case to the American people and to the world, explaining why he believed the use of force was necessary, and dozens of countries decided to follow him. In the case of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy has been weak-kneed, confused and strategically incoherent, the president hasn’t effectively made the case for military intervention in Syria, and has made no serious effort to cultivate support both at home and abroad. President Bush may not have been greatly loved on the world stage, but he was respected by America’s allies, and feared by his enemies. In marked contrast, Obama hasn’t generated a lot of respect abroad, and he certainly isn’t feared.
No, he isn’t feared, but his extreme Democrat policy is frighteningly dangerous. Extreme Democrats called Bush’s policies “cowboy politics” but Obama’s are clown cowboy politics.