Of the 10 reasons that an alliance with Iran in Iraq is a bad idea, number 4 is especially poignant.
“(4) Leftists in general, and Obama and his advisors in particular, believe that merely talking with one’s deadliest enemies is a highly significant accomplishment in and of itself. This delusion is particularly dangerous.”
This has been the Obama’s administration go to gag, anytime his administration is in a bind. He recites a speech, and that is about all he does. His belief that his power of persuasion by the spoken or written word to drive policy is a reason his foreign policy is in shambles right now.
Words can sometimes help to solve problems when both sides can agree on the solution, but when those words are diametrically opposed to their own belief system they become just blustering at best, a waste of time and extremely dangerous at worst.
Obama’s presidency has been all about “resetting” the foreign policy of the US, by talking and talking and talking. The words may make us feel good about ourselves but carry no weight if not backed by other means. A lesson this administration has yet to learn.
While President Obama is surely incompetent–particularly in foreign policy–he’s not alone. Washington is a virtual fever swamp of idiocy, asFox News Reports:
The Obama administration, unable to move the needle in the three-year-old Syrian civil war, now finds itself on the verge of moving toward a ‘my enemy’s enemy’ foreign policy with Iran in order to keep Iraq from falling apart next door.
The possibility of partnering with Iran to deal with a common foe — a radical Sunni militant group bent on regional domination — has immediately divided some of the Obama administration’s toughest critics.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the idea of an alliance of convenience with Iran the ‘height of folly.’
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who typically is in lockstep with McCain on national security matters, on Sunday, though, likened it to the U.S. aligning with Stalin during World War II, because he ‘was not…
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