“Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as ‘the president who lost Iran,’ which during his term went from being a major strategic ally of the United States to being the revolutionary Islamic Republic. Barack Obama will be remembered as the president who ‘lost’ Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt, and during whose tenure America’s alliances in the Middle East crumbled.”
So begins an article published just yesterday in Haaretz.com. And if author Aluf Benn’s analysis turns out to be spot on – an increasingly likely possibility – the United State’s sitting President can add those countries to the list of others he lost, including his own.
(I mean America, of course. Kenya and Indonesia would probably still welcome him back.)
The truth is that Obama deserves to “lose” any alliance with Egypt. Because just as he did during the 2009 Iranian protests, the PotUS is demonstrating clearly that he doesn’t care about human life. Or at the very least, he cares much more about his own agenda.
His own subjects, as he sees us, are becoming all too familiar with his cold-hearted drive to get his own way.
Peace in the Middle East at All Costs… Iran and Egypt Be Damned
During the early days of his administration, Obama was far too focused on an ever-elusive peace in the Middle East. It was a pipe dream, and probably one far more motivated by the desire for self-glorification than anything else. And like most other grandiose efforts at such, he failed miserably.
Any rational human being with any real understanding of the historical, religious and geopolitical factors that play into Middle Eastern relationships should know that the chance of ever achieving a lasting truce between Muslim nations and Israel is about as good as the probability of turning Rush Limbaugh into a raving liberal.
It could happen. Also, the sky could fall, our lungs might someday depend on arsenic instead of oxygen, and Joe Biden could possibly grow a fully functioning brain.
But the chances of any of the above happening are so slim that nobody with an IQ higher than the aforementioned Vice President would waste time considering them.
Clearly then, President Obama shares his running mate’s sheer stupidity (though he does manage to cover it up much better as a general rule), since he was so obsessed with establishing peace – between the human equivalents of mongooses and king cobras – that he was more than willing to ignore the disgusting footage of Iranian citizens being gunned down or run over by cars… with full government consent.
Real great leadership there Mr. President. Way to step up to the plate.
Sorry Egypt, You’re Flat outta Luck
Sadly, even faced with repeated failure on everything from establishing a pleasant chit-chat with Iran to halting Israel’s settlement plans, Obama is still foolishly confident in his ability to bring about world peace.
That’s why he won’t support Egyptian citizen’s cries for decent treatment. And that’s why Vice President Joe Biden recently took to PBS to declare Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak “an ally of ours in a number of things. And he’s been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with – with Israel… I would not refer to him as a dictator.”
Now, admittedly, nobody actually pays attention to PBS these days. The only reason it continues to function is because the government wants it to. Kinda like the New York Times. So how many people actually heard the Vice President’s ridiculous words is debatable.
But that doesn’t change that he still said them.
Sure, by this point, everybody knows that Biden is a loose cannon who frequently says absolutely ridiculous things.
But don’t ever forget that he’s a president-sanctioned loose cannon. And anybody who really believes Obama lets him out of his cage in front of the press without first giving it a lot of thought is quite possibly as much a fool as he.
So, sad as it is to say, it makes sense this president doesn’t see Mubarak as a dictator.
If Obama’s past and present examples of putting himself before the people, blatantly lying to ensure he gets his way, and attacking the opposition using childish tactics instead of the truth are any indication, that seems to be the style of governance our president most prefers.