Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Obama doctrine

I am sure that many of my readers are aware that American President finally rented the time on TV and explained the reasons for American war against Libya. It's a bit disappointing that it took him 10 days to gather all the courage to face the nation - but it's better late than never. For some reason, Obama failed to explain why he did not seek the approval of the US Congress (an impeachable offense according to Vice-President Biden and Senator Obama), but we cannot expect our President to tackle all the issues at once. I assume he will explain why he changed his mind on the presidential powers some time later (but probably before 2012). But all jokes aside - our President took his time to explain the Obama doctrine of American foreign policy. I don't want to tire you with the details - since the most succinct summary of the speech was written by a famous liberal journalist, Thomas L. Friedman: "Dear Lord, please make President Obama lucky."

At this point, American foreign policy is run based on a hope that Obama somehow will get lucky, and things will turn out okay in the Middle East. "Hope-n-Change" now runs on prayer.

 As Thomas-the-believer wrote:
"I hope Qaddafi’s regime collapses like a sand castle, that the Libyan opposition turns out to be decent and united and that they require just a bare minimum of international help to get on their feet. " Thomas left out Egypt in his prayer - after all, it could be rather dangerous if Moslem Brotherhood (a mostly secular organization according to Obama administration) will seize the power in one of the largest nations in the Middle East and declare (mostly secular) jihad against Israel and US.

Anyway, it's quite humbling to see one liberal intellectual who believes only dumb luck can now fix the policies of another liberal intellectual. This is not exactly the common behaviour among the university professors from my time. As Cicero famously said - "о tempora, о mores!"


Gorges Smythe said...

I would try to be witty but, on THIS issue, I'm not sure I'd know where to start.

Hyphenated American said...


I know - this whole thing cannot be more stupid. Obama takes his time (pr-a-fessor) to figure out the course of action, while Kaddafi goes from weak to strong. And finally, our President figures out how he is going to tackle it - and it's the worst possible way. He shows no leadership, no plan A (let alone plan B) - and turns our country into a laughing stock - all the while making his prior criticism of Bush was in Iraq "inoperational".

Damn, this Obama guy is a comedy material. If it did not involve the lives of millions of people, it would have been hillarious.

P.S. US is now helping Al Qaeda to fight Kaddafi. As Obama said - WTF?!