By Jim Emerson
During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the “do nothing” community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide. The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectual’s only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his recent responses.
On the Islamic State he said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” completely disregarding the fact that the United States military has prepared plans for any contingency in the world. The arrogance of the faculty lounge administration is such that they believe they are smarter than the combat commanders who have actual real world military experience.
Barack Obama is looking for a solution to the Islamic State threat without getting his hands dirty, and that is the same as doing nothing. There were probably more ideas in the bust of Winston Churchill than the Chicago community organizer ever had. Essentially the administration just announced it going to do nothing. While we are on the do nothing theme where is the Secretary of State; the guy who served in Viet Nam? Obama has sent him to cobble together a coalition to “confront the threat.” This is not leading but passing the buck.
The Russians are invading Ukraine to help the pro-Russian separatist. Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine – agreed to protect Ukraine from Russia if they agreed to get rid of their nuclear weapons left over from the former Soviet Union. The Budapest Memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine as well as those of Belarus and Kazakhstan. Obama doesn’t believe that military action will solve the Ukrainian problem. He will go to Europe to give a pep talk to NATO but will not lead a coalition to force the Russians out. Obama broke the promise and the treaty. In order to please his base and fund raisers Obama will let the world burn. He believes that “Global Warming” is more dangerous than Russia or the Islamic State.
The recklessness of this faculty lounge administration has gravely damaged the reputation of the United States as a superpower. Its inaction has caused and will continue to cause far too many people to die at the hands of evil men. On his last day as President Mr. Obama will probably receive a “Thank You” note from President Putin for Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.