President Obama’s Tour of several European countries has afforded us a rare opportunity to gage his genuine, heartfelt beliefs about the country he now leads. While the MSM has been primarily focused upon Michelle’s wardrobe (how much has she spent anyway, surely not everything comes from J. Crew and Zappos.com) and effects upon the locals, Obama’s statements have gone largely unnoticed. At his speech in Prague he let this gem slip.
We will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy and urge others to do the same.
That’s all well and good Barry, but how – exactly – to you propose to do that without leaving our country vulnerable. He recovered, slightly, with his next statement from what would have been perceived as pure wishful thinking.
Make no mistake, as long as these weapons exist, the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary. But we will begin the work of reducing our arsenal.
Great, sure we can take a 10% cut off the top. Perhaps get rid of some nukes we’ve had lying around since Vietnam, you know, a good Spring Cleaning. I have no problem with that. But I have a sneaky suspicion that he plans to do more, he has mentioned this before as you’ll read later. We have already learned that our next generation air-superiority fighter, the F-22, has been largely scrapped. Pity, because pilots have equated combat missions in this wonderful aircraft to “clubbing baby seals.” I like the imagery when we are talking about foes of the U.S. I don’t want a fair fight – as if there ever was one in reality. I want our enemies to think twice before sending even one aircraft up to test the rumors of how bad-ass our Air Force can be. But back to Barry.
A crowd of over 4,000 school kids gathered to listen to him in Strasbourg, France. The opening act, interestingly enough, was a girl and a guitar performing “He’s got the whole world in his hands.” Originally a song sung by pre-school kids to praise God, but now hi-jacked to praise a man who has basically accomplished nothing except read a teleprompter well, get elected President (largely due to fraud induced by ACORN), and spend our grandchildren into oblivion. His aforementioned quote regarding nuclear weapons:
I will lay out an agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.
Again, we see proof that perhaps he does not want the U.S. to be able to deter an attack from, say, China or Russia. He does not want the U.S. to be as strong as we have been. Reducing the number of nuclear weapons in the world is just not going to happen. We can try to prevent their spread, but unless we unilaterally reduce our inventories, that is about as far as the world will get.
He took the time to mention climate change – and flat out lied with this choice tidbit:
We also know that the pollution from cars in Boston or from factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, and that that will disrupt weather patterns everywhere.
If you are reading my blog, it is highly likely that you recognize this statement as a lie. It is just another imagined crisis, drummed up by the Left, to provide the “moral equivalent to war” requirement of collectivism. His next statement gives a glimpse into his mindset concerning the solution to the world’s economic troubles as well,
The economic crisis has proven the fact of our interdependence in the most visible way yet. Not more than a generation ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that the inability of somebody to pay for a house in Florida could contribute to the failure of the banking system in Iceland.
If symptoms and consequences are interconnected, then logically, solutions and preventative measures must be as well. This is very telling. Instead of leading the U.S. out of a recession, and by extension, the world, he is proposing a global response, and global oversight. This must, by necessity, lead to the economic subjugation of the U.S.
Then he apologizes, the President of the greatest country to ever exist in human history. The leader of the country which has aided countless millions of people in countless ways, apologizes.
Now, there’s plenty of blame to go around for what has happened. And the United States certainly shares its — shares blame for what has happened
At least he mentioned some of America’s worth, but at the same time downplayed our significance.
It was 61 years ago this April that a Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe helped to deliver hope to a continent that had been decimated by war. Amid the ashes and the rubble that surrounded so many cities like this one, America joined with you in an unprecedented effort that secured a lasting prosperity not just in Europe but around the world, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Then, in a brazen attempt to rewrite history, credits the fall of the Iron Curtain with NATO instead of Ronald Reagan!
Without firing a single shot, this alliance (NATO) would prevent the Iron Curtain from descending on the free nations of Western Europe. It would lead eventually to the crumbling of a wall in Berlin and the end of the communist threat.
But the icing on the cake, so to speak, is the statement that perhaps will define the Obama Presidency. It goes past calling Americans arrogant. Let’s take a look.
In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.
The obvious is he believes we, not him, have shown arrogance and been derisive. This is a monumentally stupid and simplistic statement. It completely ignores the 200 year history the U.S. has had with our European cousins. The deals, the treaties, the aid, the relationship stresses – were all boiled down into three words: arrogance, dismissive, and derisive. But the more important statement was at the beginning, “Europe’s leading role in the world.” It has been over 50 years since Europe has been the leader of anything. We are the ones with the leading role in the world. England sometimes plays a supporting role, but world policy are pretty much what the U.S. and the U.K. says it is. It shows that Obama believes the U.S. should not have a leading role, that Europe instead should take the lead, even though “there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what’s bad.”
Again, calling upon collectivism he states,
America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes. We are confronting the greatest economic crisis since World War II. The only way to confront this unprecedented crisis is through unprecedented coordination.
Greatest economic crisis since WWII, I thought is was since the Great Depression. Which is it Barry? Your going to confuse the media like this. And calling for “unprecedented coordination” makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. And what does this unprecedented coordination entail?
All of us have agreed to the most substantial overhaul of our international financial system in a generation. No one is exempt.
We don’t need a substantial overhaul. We need the government to stay out of it. Of course the government needs to ensure people are not being fleeced left and right, but otherwise, stay out of the financial markets. Government interventions are the cause of every financial meltdown in recent human history. It has never been the savior from it.
So, when Obama returns, the real question will be, what has America gained? Has our standing been improved? Doubtful. Our NATO allies have refused further help in Afghanistan. The G20 has not agreed to Obama’s plan of spend then tax to relieve the effects of the recession. And we may never know what we gave to the Saudi’s represented by Obama’s bow to their crown – something that has never been done in U.S. history. However, to the MSM and many Americans, the trip will be a wild success, full of promising statements from the savior who “has the whole world in his hands.”