The Obama Doctrine: Insecurity Through Weakness, and Why he Must be Stopped

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Foreign Policy

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There are times when we must indeed pick the lesser of two evils.

On the one hand, it is truly disheartening that in an election that will be defined, in large part, by Obamacare, we are on the cusp of nominating the grandfather of Obamacare as our party’s leader.  I must confess that there are times when I think of sitting this one out.  But then I remember issues of foreign policy and national defense – and I instantly come back to my senses.  The president has such wide latitude to conduct foreign policy, and in the case of this president, that is a very frightening thought.  As such, we must not allow Obama to get another term in office.

Perhaps, the importance of this sentiment is most vividly illustrated by Obama’s off-the-record comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev yesterday in Seoul.  Here was the exchange:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

The implicit implication of Obama’s comment is that he is willing to completely disarm America at the behest of Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin…as soon as he safely skates passed voters in the November elections.  These remarks should send a chill up your spine.  We know that Obama has already genuflected before Putin by withdrawing our missile defense program from Poland and the Czech Republic, and by signing off on START, a treaty that will deplete our nuclear arsenal by 80%.  Now he is telegraphing the message to Putin that once he wins reelection and will be free of the political constraints of the voters, he will bow to his every whim.

Whether this is out of pure fear of Putin or out of pure disdain for American power, it is dangerous.  We all need to internalize these comments and imagine what a second term of an Obama presidency would look like.  We don’t want to find out.