Has Obama Lost Egypt to Iran?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
For one NOT to believe that Iran is behind the fall of the Mubarak government in Egypt requires a “head in the sand” detachment that I fail to grasp.
What we are seeing on our TV screens is Egypt going over to the “dark side.” Egypt is lost. Maybe not at this moment in time, but inevitably – lost.
To our liberal brethren we say: This is what we warned about when we stressed maintaining a strong military and an equally strong foreign policy with a president strong enough to command respect from our friends and enemies alike.
Instead, we elected a president who immediately launched an “apology tour” of the globe exposing America’s chest to the arrows of our enemies.
What we are seeing in the Middle East including Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, and to some extent Jordan and Lebanon, is a direct result of the Obama administration’s failure to support Israel -- and for Obama’s obvious favor of the Muslim nations surrounding our only democratic ally in the region.
As Obama’s own minister has said – the chickens are coming home to roost. The problem is, they are roosting on Obama’s Oval Office and his Clintonian State Department.
As I watched Obama’s Press Secretary, yesterday, squirm before the liberal press corps and stutter and stammer his way through a so-called press briefing, it was PAINFULLY obvious that the Obama administration is in WAY OVER ITS HEAD! I was compelled to shout aloud: “Where are the grown-ups?”
Look. When America is weak – Egypt and Iran is what we get! Yes, that IS a reference to the Carter administration. As someone said yesterday, “We’ve seen this movie before.” Indeed we have. It is the Carter administration, and his unbelievably dumb shenanigans with the Shah of Iran and the debacle that followed. Several decades later we are still paying, and paying in spades, for Jimmy Carter’s outstandingly naive approach to foreign policy.
Having learned nothing, Americans elected an even more naive president, Barack Obama. As I said, having learned nothing we are, indeed, doomed to repeat history.
Where does Obama hide when the defecation hits the rotary oscillator? Huh? He DOES seem to disappear until some adults can be gathered to figure a means to salvage the situation, brush him off, and stand him up in front of the teleprompters with a prepared text of flowing, lilting, oratory to hopefully offer balm to the troubled soul of the nation. (A little sarcasm there.) OK. So that is what they did early last evening.
Members of the liberal White House Press Corps asked yesterday: “Where is the President? Why isn’t he standing here, in person, speaking to the nation -- and to the world?” The answer is simple. The president is trying to figure out what to do -- so as to come down on the winning side—and look good doing it. After all, the election campaign for November 2012 has already begun. All the while his minions are frantically searching in the “round about” seeking someone, anyone, who knows, or MIGHT know, what to do when the ship hits the sand!
This is pathetic behavior from a pathetic White House! I cannot recall a presidential press secretary so at a loss for words as was Obama’s press secretary yesterday. Not all Tar Heels are that ineloquent. I’m sure he is a nice guy, but, for god’s sake, couldn’t we have someone who could string two or three words together without an “uh,” or an ‘er,” or, “you know.” The whole thing made me extremely uncomfortable and I feel certain it did not inspire confidence in the America people.
Are we seeing a White House undone? I don’t think there can be any doubt. They could not be more confused and clueless.
Americans will feel the pinch, once again, at the gas pumps as prices rise. Yes, it DOES sound like the Carter Administration!
There is a price to be paid for national stupidity. We Americans are paying that price for the election of Obama. And each day that painful price escalates.
As the Chief of the Global Police, Obama has failed miserably. America’s archenemy in the region, Iran, is gleeful over the events in Egypt and at Obama’s blatant failure to have little, if any, influence on what will, eventually, become an Egyptian Islamic state tied to Iran. With the fall of Egypt, Iran will become THE power broker in the region leading, inevitably, to a head-on clash with the US and Israel in what could be a nuclear confrontation spreading into Eastern Europe and Africa.
Yes, a regime change IS needed – in America!
J. D. Longstreet