"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
1) President Bush led the charge to free Kuwait from Saddam Hussein and led the charge into Somalia.
2) Though President Clinton's inexperience forced a cowardly withdraw from an unfinished Somalia (piracy would follow later), he went on to lead the charge into Bosnia and over Kosovo with a reluctant Europe behind.
3) President Bush led the charge into Iraq to rid ourselves of the decrepit UN mission after ignoring a decades worth of Shia and Kurd outcry and led the charge to demand social reform throughout the Middle East.
4) Thus far, President Obama had hidden from the world until Mubarak looked like he was going to lose, he has hidden away from making bold statements against Gaddafi, and he has even managed to make France more responsible than us even though they offered security help to the dictator of Tunisia throughout December. In his haste to "respect" even the worst of humanity, he has merely emboldened them and made us look morally decrepit.
Is the man purposefully tearing us down? It's what a Global Leftist would do. Is he so anti-Bush that he refuses to rise above his shallow and near sighted criticisms while ruining the effort? He's behaving like a European - scared to take a stand and afraid of looking bad for a decision. Therefore, he makes no decision. He hangs our actions do right on an international organization where nationslike China and Russia have a say. The last President to behave like this was Carter.
Last edited by MSgt; 03-18-11 at 02:25 PM.