Saturday, May 22, 2010

Charles Krauthammer on the weak bo

bo is a failure in foreign , as well as domestic policy. The enemies and even the allies of the United States see this quite clearly. bo attacks US allies and praises America's enemies.
Dr Krauthammer writes about bo's ineffective Iran policy.


It will, however, make meaningful sanctions more difficult. America's proposed Security Council resolution is already laughably weak -- no blacklisting of Iran's central bank, no sanctions against Iran's oil and gas industry, no nonconsensual inspections on the high seas. Yet Turkey and Brazil -- both current members of the Security Council -- are so opposed to sanctions that they will not even discuss the resolution. And China will now have a new excuse to weaken it further.

But the deeper meaning of the uranium-export stunt is the brazenness with which Brazil and Turkey gave cover to the mullahs' nuclear ambitions and deliberately undermined U.S. efforts to curb Iran's program.

The real news is that already notorious photo: the president of Brazil, our largest ally in Latin America, and the prime minister of Turkey, for more than half a century the Muslim anchor of NATO, raising hands together with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the most virulently anti-American leader in the world.

2 comments:

Powell lucas said...

It's always good to know who your enemies are; especially among your so-called friends.

lance said...

Powell, that's the point of Krauthammer's article.

The traditional allies of the US are taking a step back. If the sphere of influence shrinks such that there is no point in an alliance, the alliance is dead.

That's what CK is saying, the international community doesn't need an organiser, they need a reliable partner who isn't going to screw Georgia and the Ukraine over missile defence to appease the USSR.

They don't want to associate with a country that bows to the Saudi's but bitch-slaps Israel over a silly little condo development within city limits.

It isn't the Western nations leaving the US, the US is dropping the Western nations because the president is a weak-kneed, panty-wearing, waste of skin and _everyone_ knows it.

The smart countries see the writing on the wall and they'll be back after Carter II is tossed, which will happen after another Marines in Lebannon or American Embassy in Iran happens.

Why? because it isn't just the allies who see Carter II as weak. The enemies do too.

Small countries can not afford to be caught allied to a weak country that can't or won't protect them if the shit hits a fan.

Cheers,
lance

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