Posted By LambChop
Obama’s foreign policy is autobiographical. It is filled with platitudes based on a nonsensical understanding of the casual American student, numbed by the lethargy of liberalism and designed by those impressed by their own participation trophies. Obama’s half-assed swipes at global leadership are tinged with ideology of multiculturalism, embracing Islam as something other than a death cult and narcissism. He has no more idea about the geopolitical ramifications of the U.S. involvement in the Middle East than he is able to describe how to bake a Twinkie or shoe a Budweiser Clydesdale.
Obama sat down with Charlie Rose last night –Obama lied, stuttered, and smack-talked about Syria. Rose asked President Obama his new Syria policy. Obama bristled and claimed it was not “new”: "I'm not sure you can characterize this as a new policy. This is consistent with the policy that I've had throughout. Really, what we're trying to do is take sides against extremists of all sorts and in favor of people who are in favor of moderation, tolerance, representative government, and over the long-term, stability and prosperity for the people of Syria," said Obama.
Obama: "What I’m saying is, that if you haven’t been in the Situation Room, pouring through intelligence and meeting directly with our military folks and asking, what are all our options, and examining what are all the consequences, and understanding that for example, if you set up a no-fly zone, that you may not be actually solving the problem on the zone…”
Later Obama made sure to take shots at the previous administration, despite the fact that he has merely ramped up the worst aspects of previous foreign policy and ignored the rest:
Obama: “We know what it's like to rush into a war in the Middle East without having thought it through. And there are elements within the Middle East who see this entirely through the prism of a Shia-Sunni conflict and want the United States to simply take the side of the Sunnis. And that I do not think serves American institutes. As I said before, the distinction I make is between extremists and those who are recognized in a 21st century world that the way the Middle East is going to succeed is when you have governments that meet the aspirations of their people, that are tolerant, that are not sectarian. And working through that is something that we have to do in deliberate fashion. So when I hear debates out there, on the one hand, folks saying, you know, 'Katie, bar the door, let's just go in and knock out Syria' --"
"They're not asking that," said Rose.