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Friday, December 11, 2009

Be careful what you wish for.

As the majority of the country applauds Obama’s defense of a robust American foreign policy in Oslo, we should examine our assumptions.

Is it really self-evident that we want to see an activist foreign policy employed by acolytes of Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright who accused Israel of racism? Would we really be comfortable with the foreign policy initiatives of Bill ”Pentagon Bomber” Ayers? Of Van “I am a communist” Jones? Of Anita “My favorite political philosopher was Mao” Dunn?

Is it unfair to point out that many in the Obama administration and in his past are not in the mainstream of American thought and that this gives us a clue as to what a robust foreign policy would be like? We can see what an Obama administration is doing to revolutionize America at home, do we really want to see a radical Left foreign policy enforced by American troops?

I view Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan as a cynical political move designed for domestic purposes. To abandon the field after repeatedly telling the country that Afghanistan was the “good war” would have damaged his image beyond repair. The surge is “boob bait for the Bubbas” as Moynihan famously said: not enough to get the job done but enough to placate the country.

If the sides we took in Honduras and during the anti-government riots in Iran are an indication, I do not want to applaud an Obama administration should it ever take its eye off of domestic policy and focus on foreign fields.

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