(politico) A few months ago, President Barack Obama looked like he could claim 2012 bragging rights as a deft foreign policy leader.
Iran threatens to change all that.
The possibility of an Israeli military strike aimed at Iran’s nuclear program could turn into the most complex foreign policy challenge of Obama’s presidency, overshadowing a string of national security successes: the winding down of the Iraq War, the killing of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and the pursuit of an aggressive armed drone campaign that killed terrorism promoter Anwar al-Awlaki.
So I guess the Arab Spring was a success according to Politico. I feel threatened knowing these people control our president's policy with such obvious spin. Obama goes to Cairo at the start of his presidency and makes a landmark speech about how America loves Islam and now the Muslim Brotherhood and other Salafists are controlling Egypt and the rest of North Africa and that is Obama's success? I know none of you are shocked in the least. We've grown accustomed to the lies. oh it gets worse...
“If we have a foreign policy of our own and we have a friend we are generously financing and even more generously arming, that friend has to take our interest and our views into account and not confront us with accomplished facts,” said Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter. “If the U.S. government is not capable of conducting such a discussion, it has really defaulted as far as its management of foreign policy. These are large stakes. Large stakes among friends should be discussed frankly and not with some deference to political calculation.”yeah... Brzezinski still gets respect at Politico. It's like a bad joke. Respect of Brzezinski and Obama is more important then an existential threat. I had teachers who used to lecture me like this when I got beat up in highschool. There was a word for them... oh yeah... liberals. You pay the price for the collective.